Mom is retiring

DigitalSecurityMom.com will be maintained for the near future with historic articles and information but will be in maintenance mode. I’m retiring from being Digital Security Mom because my child has moved on to college and is now an adult. It’s been fun, keep advocating for your families!

Latest trend: Fake virus warnings on phones when browsing

Latest trend: Fake virus warnings on phones when browsing
I received a call from my mother today asking about a warning she received on her iPhone referencing six viruses. It was obviously a ruse and I told her to ignore it. Later in the day, I received the same alert, a pop up ad of sorts. It warned me that my phone was 45.5 ...

Testing cellular data use when on wi-fi

Today I made a completely unscientific, but still using somewhat of the scientific method in determining why there is data use when on wi-fi. There was an article shared on Facebook from The Theresa Dixon of The Plain Dealer newspaper in Cleveland by two of my friends and I just had to see for my own. ...