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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Beware of Phone and Mail Scams

May 29, 2018 | By:
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Scammers Still Call & Mail Victims – With the increasing numbers of connected devices, social media platforms and other digital services, we’ve become accustomed to the threats that target us online. But two not-so-new phone and mail scams prove that fraudsters are still using traditional scamming methods to facilitate their crimes.Unfortunate but true, our Resolution …

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Part 4: eCommerce Websites & Small Businesses

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

eCommerce is exactly what it sounds like: putting traditional business commerce in an online arena. Businesses of all sizes have turned to eCommerce as a way of reaching more customers and increasing sales.

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Facebook, Twitter, Snapchat: 3 Data Privacy Tips

May 7, 2018 | By:
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Social Media Privacy – Who’s Responsible? Facebook’s recent data breach has sparked the question amongst all social media users: Whose responsibility is it to protect my data on social media sites? Much of the tension caused by data breach events stem from a user’s loss of trust. When information that is assumed to be protected by a company or service has been compromised, the finger pointing begins.

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Twitter Bug Discovered, 330 Million Users Impacted

May 4, 2018 | By:
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What happened?  – On May 3, Twitter confirmed a bug impacting 330 million users discovered in its internal systems. The “Twitter bug” affected internal password hashing mechanisms, allowing plaintext passwords to be stored in their databasesIn the programming world, a bug is considered an “error” or “flaw” in code that causes something unexpected (and often …

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