U.S., U.K. Warn of Russian Cyberattacks to Private Homes

The U.S. and Britain have issued a warning about Russian cyberattacks that could extend to individual homes. The warning was the first of its kind, The New York Times reports. The warning extends to possible cyberattacks to government and private organizations in both countries as well. The countries are asking the public to upgrade passwords […]

Real Estate cyber attack attempts – how to spot the newest breed

Phishing Cyber Attack Attempts Against Real Estate Agents, How to Spot Them I’ve been recently getting several phishing emails that take on a new tactic.  They are looking for an agent to work with on a relocation this year or early next year.  These have many red flags that immediately sound the alarm for me, […]

The California Association of Realtors (CAR) hacked, members compromised

Posted by ft Editorial Staff | Jul 25, 2017 | Latest Articles, Real Estate News, Your Practice | 0 | Hackers gained access to sensitive information about members of the California Association of Realtors (CAR) through a CAR–affiliated Association of Realtors (AOR) website. CAR’s online store was infiltrated by hackers between March 13 and May […]

How to Remove Stains From Hardwood Floors

  PhotoAlto/Ale Ventura/Getty images   For many homeowners, keeping hardwood floors blemish-free can feel like a full-time job. When wine spills, permanent marker streaks, or other household disasters happen (and they will happen), knowing how to remove stains from hardwood floors is crucial. Time is of the essence when it comes to getting rid of stains. “Clean them up right […]

Class Action suit sought against Zillow’s “Zestimates”

Last month I wrote to you about a lawsuit that was filed against Zillow for their Zestimates hurting the sale of homes.  You can find that article here.  Today, I have an update to the case.  According to the Chicago Tribune article below, home builders have joined in the suit and are asking for class […]

Deleting Your Facebook History — How To and Why You Should

With Facebook using the data you provide through status updates and emotion updates (Like, Love, Funny, Hate, Cry) on posts, Facebook is able to build a profile around you to allow advertisers to more accurately target you. In addition to this, employers, hacker groups and regular people can often access this information to make judgements […]

Where does that TinyURL link go to and how to spot a potential attack

All, Today I received the listing agent’s dream email!  An over full price CASH offer on a new listing with no inspection contingencies!  Most agents would say “Time to break out the champagne!” then why am I saying “Something doesn’t smell right here”? Let’s take a look at the email, shall we?  I’ve blacked out […]