Staying Safe and Secure on Social Media

Posted by Cedars on July 20, 2016

Get wise to these 5 ways your data is at risk.

  1. Twitter tricks. With key stroke tweaks-such as adding an extra character to a corporate name-cybercrooks create fake social media accounts to pose as a customer service rep.
  2. Live-stream lies. Taking a cue from media companies that stream their TV shows and movies online, crooks offer their own programming-typically, they promise free viewing of a big game or popular event. This is a phishing mission you need to stay away from these scammers.
  3. Fake freebies and discounts. Scammers set bogus social media accounts that look just like those legit companies-claim to offer free or dirt-cheap products and services.
  4. Contest cons and survey swindles. In these schemes crooks promise a prize for completing an on line survey.
  5. Gossip gotchas. Celebrity names, couples with terms such as ” Video” and “picture” have long been among the most searched terms and most dangerous. That’s true on social media as well.

Be careful what you click on. All in all, don’t be too social on social media-hang on to your personal information.

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More Adult kids living with their parents

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About 1 in 3 millennials are crashing with Mom and Dad.

Modern Family In the News from AARP.

Is someone living in your basement? Perhaps someone you potty trained? Your not alone: For the first time in more than 130 years adults who are 18 to 34 are more likely to be living with their parents than a spouse or partner.

The millennials are on the couch or in their old bedrooms working at the best job they can find. How do you right size when your son is still living in his bedroom?

Housing trends also make it harder on mellennials. National Association of home builders surveys show that less than 20 percent of newly constructed homes are entry-level properties.



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