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:
Posted in: Breach and Scam News

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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Part 3: Content Websites & Social Media for Business

April 23, 2018 | By:
Posted in: Business Protection

Part 3: Content websites & social media Content Websites & Social Media  – Last month, we discussed the basic tools needed to stand up a business website. Here’s a quick overview of what we covered: Small businesses often face a dilemma between moving business online and weighing business costs. Wix, SquareSpace and Shopify are three user-friendly web-hosting providers …

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Facebook Data Leak Exposes 87 Million User Profiles

April 6, 2018 | By:
Posted in: Breach and Scam News

What happened?  – The Facebook data leak of 87 million users is anything but a normal breach event. What started as another attention-grabbing headline in the news has now become a data scandal of international proportions. 

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Connected Technology & The Future of Your Data

April 6, 2018 | By:
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Facebook’s recent data scandal with Cambridge Analytica highlights just how much can be collected without your knowledge via third-party apps. The data scandal has been tied to a paid online survey from 2014, requiring participants to download and connect an app to their Facebook pages before receiving payment. It ultimately begs the question: is it …

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37 Million Panera Bread Customers Left Exposed

April 3, 2018 | By:
Posted in: Breach and Scam News

What happened?  – Another day, another breach. This time, the spotlight is on nationwide restaurant chain Panera Bread. Panera Bread recently confirmed a data breach that exposed up to 37 million customers. Names, email addresses, home addresses, phone numbers, birth dates, customer loyalty account numbers and the last four digits of saved credit cards were exposed. 

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Saks Stores & Under Armour: 3 Days, 2 Breaches

April 2, 2018 | By:
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What happened? – Saks stores & Under Armour have both confirmed data breaches impacting their organizations. As of April 1, 150 million usernames, emails and passwords from Under Armour, and 5 million credit/debit cards from Saks and Lord & Taylor retail stores have been compromised in data breach events.  

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Cross-Linking Social Media & Apps is Risky Business

March 22, 2018 | By:
Posted in: Breach and Scam News

The Fine Line Between Convenience & Security – Try to solve this riddle: What’s something that many of us use every day, but also offers up tons of sensitive and personal information like your age, birthday, location, personal and professional relationships and more – all publicly? The answer: your social media profiles. While you may feel uneasy …

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Part 2: Secure Websites on a Small Business Budget

March 19, 2018 | By:
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Part 2: Secure websites on a small business budget The Small Biz Conundrum: Staying Current Online  – There’s nothing wrong with taking a proactive approach to cutting costs where you can within your business. But even with your small business budget, cutting costs around web hosting services could end up harming your business more than it …

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