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FTC Shuts Down ‘Free Gift Card’ Text Spammers

Remember last years exciting “you won a free best buy gift card” text? If you didn’t receive it you’re actually lucky- the text was an international scam designed to steal your money and personal information. Last month the FTC filed a complaint against the scammers and named nine defendants in violation of the FTC Act [...]

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Apps to protect your security and privacy

Android has been in the news a lot lately after the latest revelation that it is more vulnerable to malware and privacy/security attacks. In response, many writers are pointing to the “good apps” that aid in detection and prevention. Information Week just published “9 Android Apps To Improve Security, Privacy and Privacystar is proud to [...]

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Posted in: As Seen In, Be Aware, Personal Privacy

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PrivacyStar on Techlicious: 7 Ways Telemarketers Get Your Cell Phone Number

Techlicious writer Christina DesMarais just published this great post: 7 Ways Telemarketers Get Your Cell Phone Number; and prominently featured PrivacyStar and PrivacyStar’s CMO, Jonathan Sasse, throughout. It’s a great reminder of the dangers of putting too much information out on the web and elsewhere, especially if you want to keep some sense of privacy [...]

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Mobile Malware up 614%

Mobile malware threats grew 614 percent for a total of 276,250 malicious apps in 2012, with 92% of all threats targeting Android OS. The high-growth market of Android smartphones has turned mobile malware into a profitable business opportunity for cyber criminals and they’re getting more and more sophisticated with time.What has caused such an increase in [...]

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PrivacyStar CEO Jeff Stalnaker still going strong 10 years later

The 20th edition of Arkansas Business’s prestigious 40 under 40 awards hit newsstands this week and highlights all 763 previous nominees along with the 40 newbies. PrivacyStar’s CEO Jeff Stalnaker was a winner 10 years ago at age 37- making him much older than we all thought!!! Here’s Arkansas Business’s updated profile: Jeff Stalnaker, a [...]

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5 signs your Android may be infected with malware

Spam text, smishing, malicious apps- the potential attacks on your mobile phone privacy and security are numerous and constantly evolving. But is it always obvious you’ve been infected? PCMag’s Security Watch guru Max Eddy posted last week on 5 tell-tell signs that you might have a problem… 1) Racked up phone bills Perhaps the most [...]

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Samsung takes on BlackBerry- focuses on business

At Mobile World Congress in Barcelona this week, smartphone manufacturer Samsung says it will rival Blackberry in business security. The company has been beefing up the Google Android software, which it has termed “Knox” as in the fort, to protect users from malware and hackers. Samsung has partnered with General Dynamics, a military contractor, to [...]

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FTC charges smartphone manufacturer with security violations

Think the FTC only goes after fraudulent privacy policies and illegal Do Not Call violations? Think again. In the first case of it’s kind, the FTC charged mobile device manufacturer HTC with potential security loopholes that would allow third-party applications to install software to steal personal information from people’s phones. The company didn’t design its products with security in mind,” Lesley [...]

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PrivacyStar Featured on Channel 11 News

PrivacyStar was proud to be featured on KTHV News segment, Protecting personal info on your smartphone, by Dustin Williams on Wednesday. The opening line asks the question “do you know where you personal information is going and how you can protect it in this mobile movement?” PrivacyStar’s CEO, Jeff Stalnaker, talked with Williams about the “free” [...]

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Star-Telegram Warns of Mobile Device Security Threats

The Star-telegram provides great tips on how to protect your smartphone from spam and more dangerous hacks in it’s recent article, Mobile devices are new frontier for identity theft. PrivacyStar was quoted to be “the app that helps the consumer fight back…” PrivacyStar announced this week that its subscribers have filed more than 200,000 complaints with [...]

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