#CyberAware: The “10 Concerts” Facebook meme may reveal more than your musical tastes

May 9, 2017 8:04am


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mothers day#CyberAware is a family-friendly newsletter from the National Cyber Security Alliance (NCSA). This month, we’re highlighting tips for avoiding oversharing on social media and staying safe with smart home devices, resources to help you talk to your kids about privacy and recent online safety news.

Timely Resource from NCSA

  • Mother’s Day is around the corner! Which means you may be spending extra time with kids this weekend. Consider taking a few minutes to talk to them about the importance of privacy and protecting their personal information. Our Tips for Parents on Raising Privacy-Savvy Kids are great reminders for parents and kids alike, and they can help you better manage your privacy online.

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FacebookOnline Safety in the News

  • 10 Concerts’ Facebook meme may reveal more than musical tastes: It’s all fun and games until someone’s account gets hacked. A meme spreading around Facebook, which asks users to list nine concerts they’ve attended and a fabricated one, might also be an invitation for attackers to threaten your privacy and security. Learn how this seemingly harmless trend could reveal too much about you and tips for avoiding harmful oversharing.
  • Protecting your digital life in 8 easy steps: There are more reasons than ever to understand how to protect your personal information. In this New York Times piece, security expert Quincy Larson outlines some of the basic steps anyone can take to protect their personal information and make it more difficult for attackers to access.
  • Google Docs users hit with sophisticated phishing attack: If someone recently invited you to edit a file in Google Docs, think twice before opening it – it may be spam from a phishing scam that spread quickly over the last week. Learn about this new attack targeting users of Google Docs and how you can avoid falling victim.

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