Listen Now: How Hackers Are Gaming The Weight Loss Industry (and Tips To Avoid)
Hackers are looking for a way into your computer; and they’re going through your insecurity.
According to a survey conducted by intel security more than eighty percent of consumers have clicked on an ad for some kind of diet or fitness program. The survey of fifteen thousand people between twenty one and fifty four also found thirty percent had purchased something from those ads without knowing whether or not it’s a secure site.
Experts say this is like buying pills from a person on the street corner without knowing what they are. They say cyber criminals are getting smart and know that before summer hits people are looking to drop the extra pounds they picked up over the past few months. So it’s pretty common to see more ads and emails promising a quick way to slim down.
Experts say the thing to remember is if the offer seems too good to be true, then it probably is.
You should also keep your devices updated with the latest anti-virus software to keep from catching anything. Maybe you’re better off just hitting the gym.
CBS News Radio national business journalist Brian Banmiller has spent more than 40 years in the news industry, covering business, politics and the economy on television, radio and in print. Currently, his “Banmiller on Business” reports are delivered to an audience of millions nationwide.
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