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Tips for how to avoid phone, email scams

Scam Alert!

There were nearly 15,000 cases of elder fraud reported in Ohio in 2020 — defined as scams or abuse of financial authority, such as a power of attorney — that resulted in more than $190.8 million in losses, according to a study by Comparitech.com

But tens of thousands of more cases were likely unreported by seniors who, out of embarrassment or for other reasons, didn’t report their losses. Using government and other data, Comparitech’s methodology estimates that more than 350,100 seniors age 60 or older in Ohio have been victims with losses estimated at more than $4.48 billion, according to the firm’s study published earlier this month.

Online scams can involve emailed requests for money or personal account information, such as passwords, account numbers or personal information. Fraud attempts can also be made over the phone, said Comparitech, which identifies itself as a pro-consumer website providing information to help people improve their cyber security and privacy online.


How to safely back up photos on your phone and save those memories.

It’s best to back up your photos, so they're safe and sound – no matter what happens to your device.

Have you ever lost your phone? There’s that sinking feeling when you realize it’s nowhere to be found.

There are better ways to find a lost phone than getting someone to call it for you. Tap or click for methods to find your misplaced smartphone, even if it’s powered down.

We store so much valuable info on our phones, from our credit card details to our email to our most personal photos and conversations. Tap or click for five security steps you can take to protect it all, even if your phone ends up in the wrong hands.

It’s best to back up your photos, so they’re safe and sound – no matter what happens to your device. The method is up to you. Just don’t wait till it’s too late.

Put them in the cloud

Both Android and iOS let you back up your photos to the cloud for safekeeping. It’s easy, and you don’t have to install extra software to do it.

On an iPhone:

• Open Settings on your device and tap your name at the top.

• Tap iCloud, then tap Photos.

• Turn on iCloud Photos to start saving your photos to the cloud.

The process may take some time to complete. Once it’s finished, any photos you take will be automatically saved to the cloud. You can also view them on your desktop by signing into iCloud.com with your Apple ID.

On Android:

• Open the Google Photos app and sign in if you need to.

• On the top right, tap your account photo or initial.

• Select Photos settings, followed by Back up and sync.

• Toggle Back up and sync on.

Once your backup is done, future photos you take will be saved to the cloud. You can view, edit, and sort them inside the Google Photos app and see them from your desktop at Google.com/photos.

Note: iCloud and Google Photos come with limited free storage. More will cost you 99 cents to $1.99 per month.

Good news if you have an Amazon Prime account:

Amazon Photos offers free unlimited, full-resolution photo storage, plus 5 GB of video storage for Prime members. Tap or click here to get a 30-day free trial if you want to try it out.

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Beware! This iPhone bug can make your phone vulnerable to hackers

All users have been warned about an iPhone bug named NoReboot that Apple can’t seem to fix.

iPhone users have been warned about a new bug called ‘NoReboot’ that can leave the device vulnerable to hackers. The iPhone bug is reportedly dangerous and can affect every iPhone model and every version of iOS. The bug can stop infected iPhones with its attacks. It is believed to be the hardest bug to find. Apple security teams are working on a fix which is reportedly tough to find.

The iPhone bug has been detected by mobile security specialists ZecOps. They have issued the warning in one of their blog posts. They mentioned that the iPhone bug alters a shutdown event, tricking the user into thinking that the phone has been powered off, but in fact, it’s still running. The bug hijacks the InCallService, SpringBoard and backboardd background processes that control the reboot process on iPhones.

The bug is presumed dangerous as it makes the device vulnerable to hackers – it becomes easier for them to target and access iPhones with “non-persistent” attacks. Though the report states that these bugs can be removed when the user shuts down or restarts their phone, it’s not as simple as it looks. The damage caused by the hackers can be increased when combined with the NoReboot code and the user cannot get rid of the hack easily. Since, a wide range of data is sent to attacker controlled servers, the compromised devices can still be monitored even after the malware is gone.

ZecOps has mentioned that Apple is unable to deal with the bug as the software itself cannot be patched. The only way to prevent the attack is if Apple built new hardware into its iPhones to show if the phone was really on or off. However, the potential new hardware can only be introduced with new models, which means millions of iPhones would be left vulnerable to hackers.

The users are recommended to force a restart if they notice their boot or shutdown sequence is being faked. It is also recommended to download apps only from reliable sources.