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R.O.S.E. In OV Style Magazine

R.O.S.E. was recently featured in the October 2023 edition of OV Style Magazine.

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'I was in a trance': A tech executive was scammed out of $450K as part of a new cruel romance grift called 'pig butchering' — here's how it works and what to watch out for

Shreya Datta had been swiping through dating apps for months before she met “Ancel Mali,” a purported wine trader from France, on Hinge. After they chatted online for a couple of months, exchanging flirty emojis and selfies, he ended up conning her out of $450,000.

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Don’t be tricked into clicking on that email image

Cybercriminals are at it again with the latest popular phishing scam that involves victims clicking on images sent to them via email that are riddled with malware. A report from the Israeli security firm Check Point Harmony Email reveals this new technique that hackers are using.

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Top ways to safeguard your Social Security Number

You should know that every aspect of your life is tied to your social security number: loans, college admissions, health insurance, social security benefits, taxes, and bank accounts, to name a few. If your social security number gets into the wrong hands, it can wreak havoc on your life.

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A new malicious malware is specifically targeting iPhones

New malware is spreading among iPhones, according to the antivirus provider Kaspersky, and it’s attacking models running up to iOS 15.7 via the iMessage app. The scary part is that it can spread without any user interaction.

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Was your private data being sold on this dark web marketplace?

Recently, The United States Department of Justice revealed that Genesis Market, a criminal marketplace website selling access to over 80 million account access credentials, including usernames and passwords, was finally seized, and 119 of the site’s users were arrested.

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How to keep your browsing history private

It seems simple enough, you Google your latest symptoms to see if your condition warrants a visit to the doctor or just some rest and relaxation. Suddenly, you are inundated with ads from every pharmaceutical company under the sun.

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Top Identity theft scams to avoid

Identity theft has become so commonplace that it no longer shocks you to hear about the latest scam. As normalized as identity theft has become, identity thieves are getting savvier and more creative as consumers and entities they target become more aware and guarded against their attacks.

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Free antivirus software: Should you use it?

With so many antivirus programs to choose from, is it safe to pick a free option that offers real-time monitoring?

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Help Someone You Know Apply for Social Security and More

Social Security helps people in all stages of life. We provide easy and convenient ways to learn about and apply for benefits. Using our online services, you can assist friends and family members to apply for Supplemental Security Income (SSI).

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‘Despicable’ funeral home scam preys on grieving family members

“If there was a Scammers Hall of Shame, this one would make the Top 10 List, without question,” the Federal Trade Commission said.

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FBI Warns: Ransomware Victims Threatened By Attacker Phone Calls

The FBI recently released a warning about ransomware victims being threatened by phone calls from their attackers. These attack groups want their ransom demand paid and are willing to escalate their threat tactics to do it. One of the best answers for victims of such an attack is having data backup systems that restore data and entirely avoid paying a ransom.

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Be Wary of Survey Scams

Online surveys are too often scams designed to steal personal or financial information, warns Phil Muncaster at ESET. Muncaster explains that these surveys are usually distributed via phishing or by ads on websites, impersonating trusted brands and offering phony rewards.

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Did Your Dating App Match Just Ask You For Money?

With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, you or your friends might be thinking about love. But not everyone is — some are just looking to get into your pockets. Read on so you can spot and report scammers before they trick someone you care about out of money.

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9 Cognitive Biases Hackers Exploit the Most

Cybersecurity is not just a technological challenge, but increasingly a social and behavioral one. People, no matter their tech savviness, are often duped by social engineering scams, like CEO fraud, because of their familiarity and immediacy factors.

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Will The FTC Call Or Write You? Will They Demand Money?

Scammers trying to rip you off will often impersonate organizations or government agencies you know. Some even pretend to be from the Federal Trade Commission. But how can you know if it’s the FTC or if it’s a scammer impersonating the FTC?

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