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Watch Out For iPhone John, A 419 Scammer Coming Soon To A Newspaper Near You

Watch Out For iPhone John, A 419 Scammer Coming Soon To A Newspaper Near You

The iPad ad in The Examiner.

If there’s a sucker born every minute, that person is probably hoping to find a crazy-cheap deal on an iPad or iPhone in the newspaper.

The San Francisco Examiner published an article about Apple’s flap with local government over their withdrawal from the Electronic Product Environmental Assessment (EPEAT) rating system with a half-page ad selling discount iPads right below it. An ad that was way, way too good to be true.

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Why Hackers Target Small Businesses Who Use Macs, iPads & iPhones

Why Hackers Target Small Businesses Who Use Macs, iPads & iPhones

CC-licensed, thanks homard.net via Flickr.

If you’re a freelance or independent developer, designer, content jockey or two-person startup, you may not even consider yourself a small business.

But the client data on your laptop and the banking you do with your iPhone leaves you wide open as a target for hackers — and lawyers.

For Neal O’Farrell, executive director of the San Francisco nonprofit Identity Theft Council, thinking you’re too small to get serious about security is about as dumb as you can get.

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