FixMeTip: How to Recognize a Catfish

FixMeTip: How to Recognize a Catfish

This week’s FixMeTip is geared towards recognizing a “catfish”. A catfish is essentially a fake profile, someone professing online to be someone they are not. More broadly, catfishing refers to deceptive activity on the internet for nefarious purposes. In our blog post this week, we highlighted how these schemes are similar to other online scams—they work because they operate off of an assumption of trust. At FixMeStick, we’d like to keep you up to date on all kinds of online threats.
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Heartbreakers: Hacking to Shame

Heartbreakers: Hacking to Shame

As we move into February, and closer to Valentine’s Day, you may be thinking about that special someone you’ve been chatting with on an online dating site. When excitement is running high, cyber criminals are working overtime to capitalize on increased activity on specific sites. Read more

The Internet of Things: What is it? (And Why You Should Care)

The Internet of Things: What is it? (And Why You Should Care)

The Internet of Things, or IoT as it has been affectionately termed, is a concept dating back to 1989– when the first internet connected toaster was unveiled. As you may have guessed by this origin story, IoT summarizes the idea that basically any device with an on/off switch has the potential to be connected to the internet.
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