Digital Privacy

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  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • Self Defense Against the Latest Wave of Data Breaches

    After the breach: how to react if you’ve been victimized by one of October’s particularly comprehensive data breaches. T-Mobile, Experian, Scottrade, E*Trade, Dow Jones, and crowd-funding site, Patreon, reported data breaches in the past few weeks. It’s been a really tough October, which is perhaps fitting as this is National Cyber Security Awareness Month and […] Read more

  • After The Breach – Watch for Warning Signs

      There is no ‘typical’ identity theft victim these days. Children, veterans, employee groups, church volunteers, retail shoppers, college students and retirees are just a few groups hackers have targeted in recent years.  The risks include monetary losses, mixed up medical records, job loss, faked government credentials and even a criminal record you never earned. […] Read more

  • October is Cyber Security Awareness Month

      National Cyber Security Awareness Month (NCSAM) is observed each October since its inception in 2004 and is sponsored by the National Cyber Security Division (NCSD) within the Department of Homeland Security and the National Cyber Security Alliance (NCSA).  National Cyber Security Awareness Month encourages vigilance and protection by all computer users. We now live in […] Read more

  • Two-Factor Authorization (2FA) Could Drastically Cut Identity Theft and Financial Losses

    In this hack-a-day world, passwords are still the top target for data thieves. Want to reduce your own risk of attack? A tool called two-factor authorization, or 2FA, offers a way to create a second roadblock between your data and that identity thief.  More and more companies are taking the steps to implement this security […] Read more

  • Hackers Getting Less Money For Your Personal Data

    The price of your stolen personal data won’t earn hackers as much as it has in the past, but your damages will still be expensive. There’s apparently too much personal data for sale on the Dark Net — that hard-to-reach corner of the Internet where hackers sell and trade stolen information. According to a new […] Read more

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