Our Digital World: 2018 Identity Security Resolutions

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

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:
Posted in: Personal Protection

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:
Posted in: Breach and Scam News

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:
Posted in: Business Protection

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:
Posted in: Personal Protection

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:
Posted in: Breach and Scam News

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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Small Business Saturday – Is Your Business Prepared?

November 21, 2017 | By:
Posted in: Business Protection

Small Business Saturday 2017  – Small businesses far and wide are preparing for Small Business Saturday, a retail holiday that focuses on promoting small businesses during the holiday season. Even though Small Business Saturday can help your business increase sales, customer base and brand awareness, it can also leave you vulnerable to numerous identity crimes …

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Secure Your Identity This Holiday Season 2017

November 10, 2017 | By:
Posted in: Personal Protection

Identity Thieves LOVE the Holidays  – The holiday season is an exciting time for consumers, and even more exciting for identity thieves. Criminals know that good cybersecurity practices are often put on the back burner when consumers are shopping for the perfect holiday gift. Fraudsters rely on you to “click before you think” when browsing the …

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[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 …

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