What's in your May basket?
There's so much popping this month... and it's not just the poppies!
From new smart phone tracking discoveries to bank account theft schemes to social networking scares to credit card fraud... let's take this May Day to stop and heed the warnings before we stop and smell the flowers.
You've probably heard about the hot water Apple is in for the tracking and location storing functions built into some of their devices. But what about all those Android users?
Don't you just cringe when a Facebook "friend" tags a less-than-flattering photo of you? Or, even worse, tags someone else's photo, often explicit or vulgar, with your name? More than just being annoying, it can also be a security threat.
And here in my own backyard, the personal bank accounts of several people who ate at a local Mexican restaurant have been hacked, reportedly through the restaurant's credit card processing system. One victim says he had $800 stolen from his checking account! Now, I haven't eaten at this restaurant, but anyone not paying in cash could have been a victim of this scheme.
Speaking of cash, you might not have to carry it anymore. Smart phones may become the way to pay in the future. But it's not without risks.
Be aware of the current security threats and privacy scams so you can enjoy the lovely fragrance of flowers for May Day instead of being a victim crying Mayday!