Card Shimming Targets EMV Payment Cards

August 27, 2018 | By:
Posted in: Breach and Scam News

What is card shimming?  – Card shimming is a new scam that targets debit and credit cards equipped with EMV chip technology. This scam is similar to traditional card skimming hacks where criminals place fake card readers on point-of-sale systems (POS) and ATMs. The name comes from the paper-thin shim used to capture the data from …

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My Business Has a Credit Score?

August 24, 2018 | By:
Posted in: Business Protection

What is business credit?  – When’s the last time you checked your business credit score? If you’ve never checked it before, you’re not alone – nearly half of small business owners don’t even know they have one. Like personal credit, business credit is used to determine a business’ borrowing and lending abilities. It’ll be checked when …

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[QUIZ] The Dark Web: The Online Underground

August 20, 2018 | By:
Posted in: Quizzes: Test Your Security Knowledge

The Dark Web & ID Crime – The Dark Web is home to a massive network of illegal sites, chatrooms and forums used by criminals to buy and sell a variety of unsavory products and services online. In the deepest part of the “Deep Web,” identity thieves use the Dark Web to buy and sell …

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Fake Charging Stations Can Hack Your Smartphone

August 13, 2018 | By:
Posted in: Personal Protection

Is the Juice Worth the Squeeze?  – Nobody wants to run out of battery power while they’re out and about. In fact, a recent study found that we check our phones at least 80 times a day. This attitude has become prevalent in today’s connected world simply because we use our mobile devices for more …

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Fraudsters Bring Back Old Scams With New Tricks

July 30, 2018 | By:
Posted in: Breach and Scam News

New Channels, Old Scams  – In an age where the latest technology is available to the everyday consumer, it may be hard to believe people still fall for classic scamming methods. However, fraudsters that utilize scare tactics continue to be highly effective – especially in phone, mail and online scams. The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) found …

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LifeLock Data Leak Exposes Customer Emails

July 27, 2018 | By:
Posted in: Breach and Scam News

What happened?   – On July 25, a security flaw was confirmed on LifeLock’s website that unintentionally leaked millions of customer email addresses.The flaw potentially allowed Web users access to the corresponding email addresses.  

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Cybersecurity & Business – Not Just an IT Problem

July 24, 2018 | By:
Posted in: Business Protection

Cybersecurity Needs for Businesses  – Connected technology, Internet-enabled (IoT) devices and other digital services each come with their own security risks. But when used in concert with businesses and their data, these technologies can present more substantial cybersecurity risks than those used for personal use.Vendors, suppliers, partners and other third-parties associated with your business can …

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Connected Vehicles Raise Cybersecurity Concerns

July 9, 2018 | By:
Posted in: Personal Protection

Connected Vehicles & Cybersecurity – Connecting vehicles to the Internet is no longer a far-fetched, futuristic idea. Once seen as an exclusively luxury item, most mainstream car brands now offer vehicle models with connected technology and other autonomous driving features. Connected vehicles offer a number of personalized features that once seemed too high-tech to be possible. …

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12 Quick Ways to Secure Your Personal Data

June 27, 2018 | By:
Posted in: Breach and Scam News

DIY Identity Security – Think about the many places your personal data lives – the documents that contain it, the businesses collecting it, the devices storing and sharing it, the websites and apps using it. Here are 12 tips to help you secure your personal data (that will take you five minutes or less!)

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