Privacy Invasion

Home Infiltrated Cyberattacks – How Your Home Security May Cause Harm

Home Infiltrated Cyberattacks – How Your Home Security May Cause Harm

“Oh … my … God…” Those were all the words my wife could muster as she stared at the picture on our brand-new Samsung 65” LED Smart 4K UHD TV. This was one of those smart TVs with a feature that acts as a hub and controls your connected devices. But it wasn’t the vivid…

Cybersecurity Stocks Soar as Privacy Goes Mainstream

Cybersecurity Stocks Soar as Privacy Goes Mainstream

“Did you know that one-third of Americans are affected by cybercrime?” That scary statistic is the opening line of a TV commercial from NordVPN. It’s one of the leading virtual private network (VPN) providers. “Protect your family with military-grade encryption,” the ad continues. I’d heard of NordVPN before. Privacy expert Ted Bauman wrote about it…

October’s Facebook Hack Destroyed Her Life Savings, Here’s How

October’s Facebook Hack Destroyed Her Life Savings, Here’s How

I got a call from a panicked relative last week. It was one of those 12 o’clock at night calls that you just dread getting. We’ll call her “Grace.” She was in tears. Grace had just got off the phone with her bank for the second time in two days. Both her checking and savings…

Cybercriminals Are Attacking America — Protect Yourself Now

Cybercriminals Are Attacking America — Protect Yourself Now

Our health care system is under siege. In September, I wrote about a cyberattack on a German hospital that may have caused a woman’s death. Now, hospitals across Michigan, New York, Oregon, Vermont and Wisconsin have been hit by a devastating ransomware attack. Cybercriminals shut down the computer networks at the affected hospitals, forcing doctors…

Managing the Risks of Working From Home

Managing the Risks of Working From Home

This is pretty different from what we usually send. But these are extraordinary times. Here at Bauman Daily, we are dedicated to supporting you any way we can as we get through this crisis. And I thought this might help you. Brad Deflin is a great friend of all of us here at Banyan Hill…

Don’t Let Online Scammers Ruin Your Holiday Season: 3 Warning Signs

Don’t Let Online Scammers Ruin Your Holiday Season: 3 Warning Signs

Decorations are popping up everywhere. There are twinkling lights and wreathes at every turn. And the shoppers are out in force after a sustained rebound in the economy. The National Retail Federation estimates that consumers will spend close to $721 billion this holiday shopping season — up nearly 5% from the previous year. Scammers want…

Big Telecom Companies Ignore Phone Scammers

Big Telecom Companies Ignore Phone Scammers

Last week, one of my colleagues posted an urgent message on our internal idea-sharing group. She’d received a robocall from someone purporting to be from the Social Security Administration. It said: “We had to suspend your Social Security number for suspicious activity. Press 1 to continue.” Her heart skipped a beat, she said … and…

10 Ways to Beat Phone Call Scammers & Change Your Phone Habits

10 Ways to Beat Phone Call Scammers & Change Your Phone Habits

“A pestilence.” “Deserving of a fate worse than death.” “A curse on all their houses.” Those were some of the comments regarding last week’s article, about the scammers responsible for the epidemic of scam phone calls. To recap: By mid-2019, half of all U.S. phone calls will be scams. Ninety percent of those calls will…

Decentralized Apps aka “Dapps” Keep Your Phone Safe From Hackers

Decentralized Apps aka “Dapps” Keep Your Phone Safe From Hackers

When the first iPhone came out back in 2007, the only apps it had were made by Apple. There was no such thing as “third-party apps.” Then, just over a year later, the iPhone 3G came out, which included a new feature called the “App Store.” At the time, there was a selection of 500…

Big Data Regulations Reveal Profits From Your Privacy

Big Data Regulations Reveal Profits From Your Privacy

Article Highlights Big Data companies make billions of dollars of profits every quarter by exploiting your data. Two senators just introduced legislation for Big Data oversight. Regulation will probably knock double digits off Big Data’s share prices. Whenever financial writers talk about Big Data — Facebook, Google, Amazon, Microsoft and other players — they use…