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Cybercriminals Have No Limit to the Number of Victims They Target

As far as crimes go, cybercrime is not the most costly or expensive. Other crimes, such as government corruption and narcotics trafficking hold that honor. But, when you look at how much these criminals are pulling in, cybercrime is ranked as third. When we look at those affected, however, cybercrime is the leader, and hundreds… Read more »

Top Signs You Are About to be Hacked

Have you ever been worried that you are going to get hacked? Here are some of the top signs to look out for: You Get Weird Phone Calls or Emails Hackers often use a number of approaches to contact their victims including phone and computer. For instance, you might get a call from someone claiming… Read more »

Signs Your Computer Has a Virus

What is a computer virus? Basically, it’s a program that you did not install onto your machine. It can spread itself from one computer to another, and it performs malicious actions. The first computer virus was introduced in 1971, and over time, they have gotten stronger and more damaging. One of the most malicious viruses… Read more »

5 Cyberthreats and Technologies That Need to Die

None of the cyber threats mentioned below are new; in fact, many of these tech maladies have been around and have persisted for decades. And while there are many ways to protect against these threats, they persist. This is a battle being fought 24/7/365 by good vs. evil. If you are paying attention, you’d know… Read more »

6 Cybersecurity Technologies: The Good, The Bad and The Ugly

The entire tech industry is forever changing, and if you are aware of the security side of this, you can easily see how bad actors’ hacking pushes these changes through. Since there is always something new happening, there are also tools and techniques that are part of the solution, and some add to the problem…. Read more »

Investing in the Cannabis Ecosystem

On December 7th, 2018, Altria (NYSE: MO), one of the oldest and largest tobacco companies worldwide, announced their intent to purchase a $2.4 billion or 45% stake in Cannabis producer Cronos Group (Nasdaq: CRON) [1], thus opening the door for potentially greater investment in Cannabis by Big Tobacco.   This blockbuster deal came one year after… Read more »

Inflation Isn’t Dead Yet

Core CPI was higher than expected at +0.3% for July and 2.2% year over year.  Inflation expectations have taken a nose dive according to the breakeven inflation rate on TIPS (“breakeven” is the difference in yield between an inflation protected treasury bonds (TIPS) and an equivalent maturity traditional treasury yield since TIPS also appreciate at… Read more »

How to Invest in the Esports Revolution

16-year-old Kyle ‘Bugha’ Giersdorf from Pennsylvania celebrates winning the Fortnite World Cup1 Fortnite, the free-to-play, multi-faceted online video game, has taken the gaming world by storm since its debut in 2017.  Quite simply, Fortnite pits 100 empty-handed players against each other on a virtual island, as they battle to be the last person standing.  Originally… Read more »

MJ Commentary Q1 2019

Executive Summary Regulatory Developments A vote to legalize recreational marijuana in New Jersey was called off after state lawmakers stated that they didn’t have enough votes to pass the new law. Nevertheless, top state politicians believe that a new vote could be scheduled before the state budget is set on June 30. In New Mexico,… Read more »

HACK Commentary Q1 2019

Executive Summary In January, what has been called the largest leak of personal information ever was found by a security researcher. Called “Collection #1,” the database contained over 773 million unique email addresses and 21 million unique passwords. A review determined the database had email addresses and passwords from over 2000 previous breaches and an… Read more »