A Bitcoin and Cryptocurrency Primer

November 12, 2018 | By:
Posted in: Personal Protection

Man using tablet to buy bitcoin

A Beginner’s Guide to Bitcoin – You’ve heard of bitcoin, right? Some people say it’s the currency of the future; some say it’s a glorified pyramid scheme; and then there’s the rest of us, who have no idea what it is or how it works.Bitcoin just turned ten years old, so it has demonstrated more …

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Security Bugs: Fueling Data Breaches & Exposing Confidential Data

October 29, 2018 | By:
Posted in: Breach and Scam News

Google+ Data Breach Exposes 500,000 – Google is the latest to fall victim to a security bug, announcing a data breach of nearly 500,000 Google+ users earlier this month. As an additional security measure, paired with the lack of overall user adoption, the company has confirmed its social platform will be shut down over the …

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Cybersecurity Best Practices – In & Out of the Office

October 19, 2018 | By:
Posted in: Business Protection

National Cybersecurity Awareness Month: A Year-Long Effort – October is National Cybersecurity Awareness Month – a time that is dedicated to showcasing how to stay safe online by providing insight and best practices on how to protect Personally Identifiable Information (PII), financial and sensitive proprietary data.The need for proper cybersecurity within the workplace should be a …

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Identity Protection: The Benefits of a Long-Term Mindset

October 9, 2018 | By:
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Breached Personal Information: The Shared Responsibility Between Consumers & Organizations – Our connected world has made us all more vulnerable to fraud and identity theft. With major security incidents from Equifax and Facebook compromising millions of consumers’ personally identifiable information (PII) – and now most recently Google+ – limited identity protection services for breach victims …

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Apollo Breach Exposes Over 200 Million

October 4, 2018 | By:
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What happened? – Apollo, a company who provides sales engagement solutions to its clients, recently confirmed a massive data breach – first discovered in July 2018 – affecting over 200 million of its contacts.Hackers gained access to Apollo’s prospect databases to steal names, job titles, employers, social media handles, phone numbers, email addresses and other business …

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Exposure, Misuse & Theft – 3 Ways Identity Crime Infiltrates Your Life

October 1, 2018 | By:
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Here’s What You Need to Do When Identity Crime Strikes  – From a single fraudulent transaction to complex identity theft, identity crime can cause confusion and incite panic and fear – especially when it happens to you. Identity crime is often a result of multiple factors collectively working together: the exposure and misuse, then theft of …

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Risky Business: The Hidden Costs & Impact of Business Data Breaches

September 25, 2018 | By:
Posted in: Business Protection

Data Breaches Become Business-As-Usual – With the volume and velocity of data breaches increasing year-over-year, it’s safe to say no business is safe. Now is the time to be prepared for the myriad of threats to personally identifiable information (PII) – that your business has on employees, customers, partners, vendors – essentially all of the …

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Protecting Your Identity One Year After Equifax

September 10, 2018 | By:
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Can you believe it’s been a year since the Equifax data breach? Many of us remember feeling the direct impact of the Equifax mega breach on Sept. 7, 2017. With the final tally of affected consumers nearing 148 million U.S. adults, the first word that comes to mind is “massive.” The Equifax data breach was far-reaching in …

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Card Shimming Targets EMV Payment Cards

August 27, 2018 | By:
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What is card shimming?  – Card shimming is a new scam that targets debit and credit cards equipped with EMV chip technology. This scam is similar to traditional card skimming hacks where criminals place fake card readers on point-of-sale systems (POS) and ATMs. The name comes from the paper-thin shim used to capture the data from …

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