File Taxes Early to Avoid Tax Fraud and Identity Theft

February 7, 2018 | By:
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Get Ahead of Tax Fraud and Identity Theft  – Filing your taxes can be a pain, but dealing with tax fraud and identity theft can be even worse. As we scramble to compile our W-2s and file our returns by the April deadline, we often forget that tax season is also considered open season for …

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Three Gift Card Scams to Avoid

January 29, 2018 | By:
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Double Check Your Gift Cards – Gift card fraud affects digital and physical gift cards alike. While fraudsters may approach gift card fraud with a variety of scams, the goal is to ultimately steal the funds from the cards while remaining undetected. Most likely you’ve probably bought and/or received at least one gift card this year. …

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Lessons Learned From Data Breaches in 2017

January 22, 2018 | By:
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Same Problem, Different Landscape – Reading about data breaches on paper never does the concept justice. Hearing that data breaches in 2017 were – and continue to be – “big problems” for all types of organizations can desensitize us to the true implications of a data breach event. The inevitability of data breaches can leave companies …

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Our Digital World: 2018 Identity Security Resolutions

January 10, 2018 | By:
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Identity Security: A Holistic Approach – As we move forward into the new year, we look back on 2017 to see how fraud and identity theft have impacted us, and what we can do to start 2018 on the right foot. Fraudsters have turned to email scams, spoofed websites, fake messages and malicious software to …

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New Breach Sparks Concern Over Social Engineering

December 21, 2017 | By:
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Social Engineering Expected to Increase  – A recent data breach affecting 123 million American households speaks to the expected increase in social engineering scams of those impacted by the breach. California-based data service company Alteryx recently experienced a data breach that exposed some PII elements (address, phone number, longitude/latitude coordinates). However, the data exposed is even …

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1.4B Credentials Dumped, Dark Web Database Found

December 20, 2017 | By:
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From Data Dump to Dark Web Database  – On Dec. 5, 2017, a massive database with data from over 300 data breaches was discovered on the Dark Web. This Dark Web database contains over 1.4 billion unique clear text, or publicly viewable, login credentials, which experts have confirmed are legitimate pairings. To make a long story …

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Free Wi-Fi: Customer Perk, Business Risk

December 14, 2017 | By:
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Free Wi-Fi & Business Network Security  – As a small business owner, you know that you must keep both your business’ and your customers’ needs in mind. But how do you maintain your business’ security when the goal is to satisfy your customers? If your business has regular customer traffic, you may have Wi-Fi needs (i.e. …

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Anti-Malware Protection: A Gift That Keeps On Giving

December 1, 2017 | By:
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The Need for Anti-Malware Protection  – The holiday season is an exciting time for both consumers and fraudsters. The hustle and bustle gives criminals ample opportunity for cyberattack, phishing and malware infections. It’s especially important that you’re prepared for the influx of phishing schemes and cyberattacks that you can expect this holiday season. No matter what …

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Uber Data Breach Exposes 57 Million

November 22, 2017 | By:
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What Happened?  – Uber Technologies, Inc. recently confirmed a global data breach that exposed 57 million of its customers and drivers. Of the 57 million affected, 50 million were customers and 7 million were drivers. Of the 7 million drivers affected, 600,000 were from the U.S.  Names, email addresses, phone numbers and driver’s license numbers were …

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