Identity Theft

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  • Massive Voter Database Discovered Online

    Chris Vickery is an IT help desk employee by day and a breach hunter in his leisure time. He has uncovered a number of data breaches including recent ones at Hello Kitty, a kids’ website, and MacKeeper, a computer utility firm. The Austin, TX resident’s latest big find is a massive data trove that could […] Read more

  • Mistakes On Social Media Bring Major Consequences

    Social media connects most of us to the world, but it can create major headaches when misused.   There are small goofs and then there are major blunders – the sort that change lives forever. Social media has seen them all. The risks are significant and the solutions are not simple. What happens in Vegas […] Read more

  • The 10-Minute New Year’s Data Security Makeover

    Simple steps can reduce your odds of identity theft. Follow this 10-minute security update plan to launch new security habits for 2016.   We’ve reached the last page of the calendar – a time when we naturally reflect on the months past. 2015 was clearly not stellar in terms of data security and information privacy. […] Read more

  • FTC Wins Case to Boost Consumer Data Safeguards

    A groundbreaking federal settlement on data security standards is likely to improve payment card data protection for all payment card customers. Three data breaches at Wyndham Hotels and Resorts between 2008 and 2010 may seem like ancient history when it comes to data breach news, but an agreement reached between the company and the Federal […] Read more

  • Masked Credit Cards Help Secure Holiday Shopping

    As you shop the World Wide Web this holiday season, consider masked credit cards for purchases. They will lower the risk of financial data theft. Every season is a good season to guard your personal credit data because every time you use a bank card, there is some risk. However, the holidays are a prime […] Read more

  • Victims in VTech Data Breach Top 6 Million Children

    Parents are understandably alarmed about the hack at VTech children’s toys, which was unveiled on Black Friday.   Evidently the VTech data breach reported just after Thanksgiving is far worse than believed just one week ago. While original estimates stated more than 225,000 children’s files were compromised, the Hong Kong-based children’s toy maker now believes […] Read more

  • Give Thanks, Gratuities without Exposing Personal Data

    As you give monetary gifts to your friends and family this holiday, choose gift cards instead of personal checks to keep your valuable banking info secure. ‘Tis the season for gift-giving and gratuities. Make it the season for caution, too. When giving monetary gifts, there are many reasons why you should choose an alternative to […] Read more

  • Comcast Data Leak Underscores Email Value

    The recent sale of Comcast account info underscores the value of email addresses and why you should guard yours carefully. Details of 590,000 Comcast customer accounts were discovered for sale online earlier this month. While the cable giant has emphatically stated it has not been hacked, the company did require a password reset for 200,000 […] Read more

  • Millions of Veterans at High Risk for Identity Theft

      Veterans of the Armed Forces are at higher risk of identity theft after hacker attacks on several veterans’ groups in recent years. America’s veterans face a new kind of war—one being fought on our own soil. It’s the result of several major data breaches in recent years including this year’s OPM data breach that […] Read more

  • Avoid Big Mistakes on Black Friday (Cyber Monday, Too!)

    Holiday bargains cause big lines on Black Friday but hackers are also lining up to grab your personal data for fraudulent schemes. It’s that crazy time of year again when budgets fly out the window and generosity toward loved ones reconnects us to friends and family. If you want to make sure you don’t connect […] Read more

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