MyHeritage Confirms 92 Million Breached

June 8, 2018 | By:
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What happened? – Genealogy and DNA testing service MyHeritage confirmed a recent breach affecting more than 92 million customers. According to reports, email addresses and hashed passwords were impacted by this breach. The Israeli-based company has nearly 100 million users from all over the world – with offices in North America, Israel and Europe.  MyHeritage consists …

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Ticketfly Data Breach Impacts 26 Million User Accounts

June 4, 2018 | By:
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What happened?  – Ticketfly, an event-ticketing company owned by Eventbrite, recently confirmed a data breach after hackers held the company’s database at ransom, then dumped it online. The names, addresses, email addresses and phone numbers of over 26 million Ticketfly users were exposed in this breach. 

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Beware of Phone and Mail Scams

May 29, 2018 | By:
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Scammers Still Call & Mail Victims – With the increasing numbers of connected devices, social media platforms and other digital services, we’ve become accustomed to the threats that target us online. But two not-so-new phone and mail scams prove that fraudsters are still using traditional scamming methods to facilitate their crimes.Unfortunate but true, our Resolution …

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Part 4: eCommerce Websites & Small Businesses

May 21, 2018 | By:
Posted in: Business Protection

eCommerce is exactly what it sounds like: putting traditional business commerce in an online arena. Businesses of all sizes have turned to eCommerce as a way of reaching more customers and increasing sales.

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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:
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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:
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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:
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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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