VPN: An Essential Tool in Your Security Toolbox

December 10, 2018 | By:
Posted in: Personal Protection

VPN Security Tool on Mobile Device

Everything You Need to Know About VPNs – Are you reading this blog post on a Virtual Private Network – a VPN? If you are, you can stop right here. You’re probably well versed already on the added online security this easy-to-use tool offers. But, if you’re unfamiliar with VPNs, this article is for you. …

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Marriott Data Breach Exposes the Personal Information of 500 Million Guests

December 4, 2018 | By:
Posted in: Breach and Scam News

Marriott Breach Alert

What Happened? – On Friday, November 30, 2018, hospitality giant Marriott International announced that hackers had breached its Starwood guest reservation system. Starwood oversees at least 11 hotel brands under the Marriott umbrella, including W Hotels, Regis, Sheraton Hotels & Resorts, and Westin Hotels & Resorts.

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Hacked Without a Trace: The Threat of Fileless Malware

November 26, 2018 | By:
Posted in: Breach and Scam News

Finger Pointing to Malware Virus

Understanding Fileless Attacks – Malware. The word alone makes us all cringe as we instantly relate it to something malicious happening on our computers or devices. Gone are the days when we thought the easiest way to protect our computers was to install the latest anti-everything. But today’s hackers no longer depend on victims downloading …

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Three External Scams Targeting Your Small Business

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

Small Business Owner Concerned About Scam

Businesses Beware   – Scammers are getting more sophisticated and are constantly evolving to avoid detection. And, within small businesses themselves, there are internal issues that may lead to a higher risk of further external scams. For example, small and mid-sized businesses (SMBs), who often lack a proper system of checks and balances, are especially …

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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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