March 11, 2017 – Steve Weisman’s latest column for USA Today

Mystery shopper scams continue to victimize many people.  Here is a link to my latest column for USA Today in which I describe how these scams operate and how to protect yourself from this scam.

http://www.usatoday.com/story/money/columnist/2017/03/11/beware-mystery-shopper-scam/98903708/

February 25, 2017 – Steve Weisman’s latest column for USA Today

March 3rd is the birthday of Charles Ponzi and although he died many years ago, the scheme with which bears his name still is being used to scam many people today.  Here is a link to my recent column for USA Today in which I give you some tips about how to recognize and avoid a Ponzi scheme.

http://www.usatoday.com/story/money/columnist/2017/02/25/steve-weisman-how-spot-modern-day-charles-ponzi/97145558/

January 29, 2017 – Steve Weisman’s latest column from USA Today

Here is a link to my latest column from USA Today in which I discuss the vulnerabilities of Internet connected medical devices, such as pacemakers and what you can do to protect yourself.

http://www.usatoday.com/story/money/columnist/2017/01/28/web-connected-medical-devices-great-unless/97084180/

January 15, 2017 – Steve Weisman’s latest column for USA Today

Here is a link to Steve Weisman’s latest column for USA Today in which he discusses common vulnerabilities in the routers we all use.

http://www.usatoday.com/story/money/columnist/2017/01/14/dont-let-your-router-gateway-cycbercriminals/96589202/

December 31, 2016 – Steve Weisman’s latest column for USA Today

Two weeks ago in my column for USA Today, I provided my cyberpredictions for 2017 some of which may seem pretty dire.  In today’s column I describe some of the simple steps you can take to prevent yourself from becoming a victim of cybercrime.

Here is a link to my latest column.

http://www.usatoday.com/story/money/columnist/2016/12/31/protecting-your-cybersecurity-2017/95977850/

November 5, 2016 – Steve Weisman’s latest column for USA Today

The open enrollment period for Medicare is going on now.  Open enrollment for Medicare is open season for scammers who use interest in Medicare as an opportunity to scam unsuspecting victims.

Here is a link to my latest column for USA Today which discusses the various Medicare scams and how to avoid them.

http://www.usatoday.com/story/money/columnist/2016/11/05/how-spot-avoid-medicare-open-enrollment-scams/93297060/

October 24, 2016 – Steve Weisman’s latest column for USA Today

I submit my columns for USA Today a week in advance so this particular column that was published in today’s edition of USA Today was written prior the massive DDoS attack that occurred on Friday, October 21st.  However, the exploitation of the Internet of Things as was done to perpetrate the DDoS attack is the subject of my column.  Here is a link to it.

http://www.usatoday.com/story/money/2016/10/24/where-real-cybersecurity-threats/92666966/

October 9, 2016 – Steve Weisman’s latest column from USA Today

October is National Cyber Security Awareness month.  Cyber security is something about which we should all be aware.  Here is a link to my latest column from USA Today in which I discuss some simple steps you can take to increase your cyber security.

http://www.usatoday.com/story/money/columnist/2016/10/08/keep-mind-cyber-security-awareness-month/88872396/

September 24, 2016 – Steve Weisman’s latest column for USA Today

Protecting your privacy and security while using your smartphone is of great concern to everyone.  This is a lesson that Pippa Middleton just learned when her smartphone was hacked.  Here is a link to my column from today’s edition of USA Today in which I give you ten tips to protect your safety and security while using your smartphone.

http://www.usatoday.com/story/money/columnist/2016/09/24/staying-safe-your-smartphone/87446674/