Federal Trade Commission Issues Scam Warning The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) is warning customers not to fall for the latest scam hackers are attempting to execute. According to KWQC News, scam artists are calling customers, claiming to be from the FTC. The hackers claim to be issuing major refunds. But there is a catch. First, […]
Lenovo Ordered to Pay $3.5M Fine for Superfish Software The FTC and Lenovo have reached a settlement of $3.5 million, as a direct result of the company allowing potentially malicious software to be installed on new PCs without the user’s knowledge. From 2014 to 2015, as many as 750,000 new Lenovo computers came with VisualDiscovery […]
The FTC Orders Advanced Tech Support to Pay $10M in Refunds Advanced Tech Support, previously known as Inbound Call Experts, is a company that used online ads, search results and even partnered with software companies to scam users. The ads/alerts were claiming the device was in need of technical support and the user was urged […]
WANTED: IoT Security Program The Federal Trade Commission has offered a $25,000 prize to developers who are able to create a security platform for Internet of Things (IoT) devices. Why? Because these devices are highly unprotected. When developing the latest smart TV, nanny cam, or home security devices, developers rarely think about hackers. The issue of […]
You’ve seen the ads on dozens of sites — “Get an iPad for only $10!”. Sound too good to be true?