Fraudsters Bring Back Old Scams With New Tricks

July 30, 2018 | By:
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New Channels, Old Scams  – In an age where the latest technology is available to the everyday consumer, it may be hard to believe people still fall for classic scamming methods. However, fraudsters that utilize scare tactics continue to be highly effective – especially in phone, mail and online scams. The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) found …

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LifeLock Data Leak Exposes Customer Emails

July 27, 2018 | By:
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What happened?   – On July 25, a security flaw was confirmed on LifeLock’s website that unintentionally leaked millions of customer email addresses.The flaw potentially allowed Web users access to the corresponding email addresses.  

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Cybersecurity & Business – Not Just an IT Problem

July 24, 2018 | By:
Posted in: Business Protection

Cybersecurity Needs for Businesses  – Connected technology, Internet-enabled (IoT) devices and other digital services each come with their own security risks. But when used in concert with businesses and their data, these technologies can present more substantial cybersecurity risks than those used for personal use.Vendors, suppliers, partners and other third-parties associated with your business can …

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Connected Vehicles Raise Cybersecurity Concerns

July 9, 2018 | By:
Posted in: Personal Protection

Connected Vehicles & Cybersecurity – Connecting vehicles to the Internet is no longer a far-fetched, futuristic idea. Once seen as an exclusively luxury item, most mainstream car brands now offer vehicle models with connected technology and other autonomous driving features. Connected vehicles offer a number of personalized features that once seemed too high-tech to be possible. …

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12 Quick Ways to Secure Your Personal Data

June 27, 2018 | By:
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DIY Identity Security – Think about the many places your personal data lives – the documents that contain it, the businesses collecting it, the devices storing and sharing it, the websites and apps using it. Here are 12 tips to help you secure your personal data (that will take you five minutes or less!)

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New GDPR Requirements Spark Questions Amongst Small Businesses

June 21, 2018 | By:
Posted in: Business Protection

GDPR: No One-Size-Fits-All Solution  – If you’re in the small business arena, you’ve probably heard about the recent changes to the General Data Privacy Regulation (GDPR) that went into effect on May 25, 2018. These new changes mandate that companies clearly communicate how and why they are collecting consumer data. Most small businesses are looking for …

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Why Are Companies Changing Their Privacy Policies?

June 12, 2018 | By:
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Not Your Average Email Communication  – It’s not uncommon to receive emails from a company, especially if you are a frequent customer or client. But when multiple businesses inform you of privacy policy changes at the same time, it can often mean something bigger is happening behind-the-scenes. The European Union (EU) made recent changes to its …

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MyHeritage Confirms 92 Million Breached

June 8, 2018 | By:
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What happened? – Genealogy and DNA testing service MyHeritage confirmed a recent breach affecting more than 92 million customers. According to reports, email addresses and hashed passwords were impacted by this breach. The Israeli-based company has nearly 100 million users from all over the world – with offices in North America, Israel and Europe.  MyHeritage consists …

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Ticketfly Data Breach Impacts 26 Million User Accounts

June 4, 2018 | By:
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What happened?  – Ticketfly, an event-ticketing company owned by Eventbrite, recently confirmed a data breach after hackers held the company’s database at ransom, then dumped it online. The names, addresses, email addresses and phone numbers of over 26 million Ticketfly users were exposed in this breach. 

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