Archive | SecurityRSS feed for this section
Forget snow storms—the holidays present the perfect conditions for a storm of scams. Think about it: we’re all busy, distracted, and doing nearly every activity frequently targeted by cyber scammers. In just a handful of weeks we’re reading oodles of emails, planning travel, shopping online, giving to charity, and receiving lots of packages. Just like you prepare for real-life storms, you need to be ready for this flurry of potential scam activity.
Unfortunately for all of us, our mental image of the typical phishing scammer is not even close to reality. You probably think of a person sitting in dark room in front of multiple glowing computer screens, furiously writing code to craft their attack. According to a new security report from Akamai, this is picture is pretty much totally wrong.
There’s a new potential security threat cloaked in an innocent-looking package: the charging cable. The cord that came with your device isn’t the problem. After-market cables, or the one left on the table at Starbucks, or that one you borrow from that nice stranger? Stop right there! Get the scoop on what to watch for so you can stay safe.
Arguably, charity scams are one of the ugliest kinds of fraud. By taking advantage of the kindness of others, scammers are stealing money intended to help those most in need—and people are very kind. With hundreds of billions of dollars donated every year, the less scrupulous try to benefit. During Charity Fraud Awareness Week, review six tips for making sure your money is having the most impact.
October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month—the perfect time to give your accounts and devices the protection they deserve, and learn about the current threats you face online. While there is no sure-fire way to completely defend your different accounts and devices, there are some general guidelines that everyone can use to fight back against unwanted intrusion at home and in the workplace.
There’s one thing your child needs that was not on any back-to-school list: a talk about online safety. Did we just hear an eye roll? Really, it’s important and worth a dinner table/in the car on the way to practice/bedtime discussion. Get tips for making it painless and effective.
Depending on who is offering the free item, it’s totally okay to give the product a try. But some dishonest companies will use fake endorsements and bury the terms of their “free trial” offers in fine print (or not disclose them at all). Their real goal is lock you into recurring payments and rob you blind. Find out what to watch for and how to file a complaint if you got taken for a ride.
There's a new twist on the Social Security Administration (SSA) scam. Listen to a SSA imposter robocall, which says your benefits will end. (That’s not true, by the way.)
You’ve heard over, and over (and over) how you should do your best to protect your privacy and what you share online. Even if you’re thinking, “I’m not really a private person, so I don’t care what’s out there” —you really should. The more information that’s publicly available, the easier it is to create a good scam.
If someone tells you you're using a password that's been exposed in a data breach you wouldn't use it, right? WRONG. Find out what the research says and get 4 tips for changing your bad password habits.
TDS Connect Blog
Learn more about how TDS can keep you connected in the home with Internet, TV, TDS Fiber, DVR and phone services and solutions.
- 6 Holiday tech gift ideas for the techie in your life November 18, 2019
- Straight-line winds impact TDS services in parts of Tennessee November 15, 2019
- Set your scam alert level to high this holiday! November 14, 2019
- A jaw-dropping look inside the phishing industry November 13, 2019
- Cheap Tunes Tuesday: George Michael November 12, 2019
- Changes to TDS email: more details November 20, 2014
- New TDS email: how to change spam settings November 26, 2014
- What’s The Hold-Up? – Combating Slow Internet Speeds August 1, 2013
- TDS Fiber: how we’re building in your neighborhood December 20, 2018
- Six ways to manage your email account January 24, 2015
- J Hop Reloaded: Hopefully this will fix the internet issues :)...
- Missy Kellor: Unfortunately our blog doesn't offer the ability ...
- Debora Moes: How do I download the bingo cards?...
- Guest Blogger: Thanks for sharing!...
- Missy Kellor: Yay! We're so glad to hear you're enjoying your ...
$5 Amazon albums Amazon Amazon $5 albums American Idol Black Sails Bones cheap music cheap tunes christmas Facebook fcc f secure Game of Thrones good $5 albums good cheap music Google home decor Internet Kickstarter Longmire online shopping Outlander passwords phishing Pinterest recipe recipes Safety Saturday Night Live savvy spending security seen on pinterest TDS TDS charity TDS Fiber TDS TV TDS TV everywhere TDS TV on demand tech news Thanksgiving travel tv testers twitter volunteer Walking Dead