[QUIZ] Are you an Identity Crime Prevention Expert?

November 8, 2017 | By:
Posted in: Quizzes: Test Your Security Knowledge

Identity Crime Prevention When it comes to identity crime prevention, do you know how to recognize common identity crime red flags? More importantly, do you know what to do if you are faced with a potential threat to your identity? If you can catch fraud and identity theft in their early stages, you can often avoid many …

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Small Business Security (Pt. 2): Building Your Business Security Program

October 26, 2017 | By:
Posted in: Business Protection

Employees & Your Business Security Program Last month, we discussed the importance of employee security awareness, and how employees play a major role in your overall business security. With threats like phishing, password hacking and data breaches targeting your business, it’s imperative that your employees are not only aware, but also participating in your business security …

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The Dark Web & What It Means to Your Identity

October 16, 2017 | By:
Posted in: Breach and Scam News

What is the “Dark Web” ? Whether you’re an expert, or know nothing about it, something in our brain rightfully associates the term “Dark Web” with criminal activity. The Dark Web can be a scary place. It’s home to thousands of Web pages used to facilitate virtually any illegal activity you could imagine. But, it’s not that …

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Flash Player Malware Found on Equifax.com

October 16, 2017 | By:
Posted in: Breach and Scam News

What happened? Equifax can’t catch a break. The company’s most recent security event involved infectious malware placed on its main website, Equifax.com. The malware was initially discovered by a security analyst attempting to dispute information on his credit reports. According to news sources, he was redirected to a fake page titled “hxxp:centerbluray.info” where he was prompted to …

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Credit 101: Bureaus, Reports & ID Theft

October 5, 2017 | By:
Posted in: Personal Protection

Credit Is More Than Your Card When your information is exposed in a data breach, it can cause panic and concern. Who can I trust? What should I do? And who has access to my information?  The good news is that some of the most effective preventative measures are already within your reach. Your credit information …

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Keep IoT Security In Mind: Infographic

October 2, 2017 | By:
Posted in: Personal Protection

The… Internet… of… What? When you hear “Internet of Things,” or see its abbreviation “IoT,” it may feel rather foreign. But the concept of IoT is simply the connection between humans and Internet-connected devices.  Today, IoT is so much more than just your smartphone or computer.You’ve seen IoT in action if you’ve ever used an Alexa …

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Small Business Security (Pt. 1): Employee Security Awareness

September 22, 2017 | By:
Posted in: Business Protection

Employees & Small Business Security Let’s face it: without the proper employee security awareness and training put in place, your employees won’t be able to recognize and address the risks that are actively targeting your business. Between good password habits, data breaches and business email phishing scams, you have a lot to consider when it comes to …

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Looking Back on the Equifax Data Breach

September 21, 2017 | By:
Posted in: Personal Protection

The Calm After the Storm When you hear that 143 million Americans were affected by the Equifax data breach, it’s natural to feel a bit on edge.It’s scary to know that you may have been involved in a data breach. The size and scope of the Equifax data breach makes us wonder: what happened to our …

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Equifax Data Breach Exposes 143 Million

September 8, 2017 | By:
Posted in: Breach and Scam News

UPDATE 9/21/2017 CNN Tech reports that a fake Equifax website went viral via Twitter yesterday. The worst part? Equifax fell for it. Equifax created a website for consumers affected by the company’s recent breach event called “equifaxsecurity2017.com” to offer a way for consumers to determine their impact, as well as general information about the breach. Additionally, the company …

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