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Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Devastating data breach at Equifax means you need to take steps to protect yourself | cleveland.com


One of the big three credit bureaus, Equifax, on Thursday confessed what's almost unbelievable -- it's been hit by a massive cybersecurity breach that compromised Social Security numbers, birthdates and other personal information on more than half of the adults in the United States. Until more details come out, you should assume you are affected by this and take several precautions.
http://www.cleveland.com/business/index.ssf/2017/09/devastating_data_breach_at_equ.html

Equifax shares slump after massive data breach | Fox Business


Equifax Inc's shares tumbled 18 percent on Friday after the provider of consumer credit scores revealed that hackers may have stolen personal details of nearly half of the American adult population in one of the largest data breaches.
http://www.foxbusiness.com/markets/2017/09/08/equifax-shares-slump-after-massive-data-breach.html

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Securing Your Home’s Door: Secrets Your Locksmith Won’t Tell You


Are you making a big home security mistake? If you are leaving your doors unlocked, or if you are using low quality lock systems, you are putting yourself…and your home…at [ ]
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Friday, September 08, 2017

Equifax Exposed: Major Breach of Data from Major Credit Bureau | Robert Siciliano


If you haven’t yet heard, Equifax, one of the three major credit bureaus in the United States, has been hacked. What does this mean for you? It means that your
http://robertsiciliano.com/blog/2017/09/08/equifax-exposed-major-breach-of-data-from-major-credit-bureau/

Equifax Exposed: Major Breach of Data from Major Credit Bureau


If you haven’t yet heard, Equifax, one of the three major credit bureaus in the United States, has been hacked. What does this mean for you? It means that your [ ]
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Why You Need to Keep Your Eyes on Your Checks


While cybercrime makes all the headlines, old school checks have not fallen out of favor with thieves. Checks are still the most targeted payment form in...
https://www.depositaccounts.com/blog/2017/09/eyes-checks.html

Saturday, September 02, 2017

Can Preschoolers Really Get Past Door Locks or Is this Hype? — Scary Symptoms


With the way some parents talk of their preschoolers’ ability to get past any door lock, you’d think these tykes were ready to design military security bases for the U.S. government. Recently there was news […]
http://scarysymptoms.com/2017/08/can-preschoolers-really-get-past-door-locks-hype/

How to avoid credit card security overkill


While protecting your credit and money is important, it’s also possible to go to unnecessary extremes, causing undue stress and hypervigilance
http://www.creditcards.com/credit-card-news/credit-card-security-overkill-1282.php?rss_lnk=01

Monday, August 28, 2017

Is Your Smartphone Recording You? | KTRH


Believe it or not your smartphone may have been or still is recording you. If you own an Android phone, it is likely that you've used Google's...
http://ktrh.iheart.com/content/2017-08-24-is-your-smartphone-recording-you/

NSA Tip: Keeping Your Mobile Devices Safe | NNA


Smartphones and tablets have become one of the most important pieces of equipment for mobile Notaries. It’s imperative that you ensure your mobile devices are always safe.
https://www.nationalnotary.org/notary-bulletin/blog/2017/05/nsa-tip-keeping-mobile-devices-safe

Friday, August 25, 2017

Debit card cloning ring steals thousands from South Shore residents | Boston 25 News


Federal investigators say a major multi-state skim scam stealing thousands from people on the South Shore was shut down.
http://www.fox25boston.com/news/debit-card-cloning-ring-steals-thousands-from-south-shore-residents/527085141

Snapchat Safety Concerns - NBC Boston


With Snapchat's location sharing tool, allowing friends to see users' exact locations, Massachusetts State Police trooper Dustin Fitch is warning kids and parents to beware.
http://www.nbcboston.com/multimedia/Snapchat-Safety-Concerns_NECN-430947183.html

Snapchat Location Sharing Dangers - YouTube


http://robertsiciliano.com/ Robert Siciliano Identity Theft Expert discusses Snapchat Location Sharing Dangers for @HotspotShield
https://youtu.be/MCEG6Rkgiis

Thursday, August 24, 2017

Verizon Data Breach Affects 14 Million Customers - YouTube


Robert Siciliano http://robertsiciliano.com/ identity theft expert for @HotspotShield discusses Verizon Data Breach Affects 14 Million Customers
https://youtu.be/kjNQaBSJHoo

Some say Chinese Launching Unhackable Internet with Quantum Computing - YouTube


http://robertsiciliano.com/ Robert Siciliano Identity Theft Expert Discusses Chinese Launching Unhackable internet with Quantum Computing and how to use VPN ...
https://youtu.be/mZJ0PiLG1bk

How Does a VPN Protect My Computer and Privacy?


Have you ever heard of a sniffer? This is a computer program that is used to decode data to make it readable, but in nefarious ways
https://www.thebalance.com/how-vpn-protects-your-computer-and-privacy-4148267

Monday, August 21, 2017

Four tips to protect your account from ATM thieves – Punch Newspapers


Automated Teller Machines are under siege more than ever from skimming. Skimming, where ATM thieves steal your PIN and account number using remote ...
http://punchng.com/four-tips-to-protect-your-account-from-atm-thieves/

Mom Finds Livestream of Young Twins' Bedroom Online


A mother of three’s worst nightmare occurred when she found out a surveillance camera in her daughters’ bedroom was hacked and livestreamed on the internet.The mother from Houston, Texas, installed the cameras around her house four years ago to keep her family safe. But now, the woman – [...]
http://popculture.com/2017/08/14/mom-finds-livestream-of-8-year-old-twins-online/

Friday, August 04, 2017

Thursday, August 03, 2017

HP Michael Howard CHIEF SECURITY ADVISOR #HP #reinventsecurity #BHUSA - YouTube


HP Michael Howard CHIEF SECURITY ADVISOR #HP #reinventsecurity #BHUSA
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4Au7hNk1bA0

HP Dr Kimberlee Brannock ​Sr Security Advisor, HP#HP #reinventsecurity #BHUSA - YouTube


HP Dr Kimberlee Brannock ​#HP #reinventsecurity #BHUSA Risk, Compliance and Security Management Maintaining proper network and data security compliance is an...
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5q8_9DiQUaY&feature=youtu.be

What Was Scary About Blackhat 2017?


As you might know, at the end of July, all types of hackers came to Las Vegas to attend Blackhat 2017. During the conference, some pretty scary hacks were exposed, [ ]
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Black Hat 2017 was an Amazing Event | Robert Siciliano


In July, more than 15,000 security pros, hackers, hobbyists, and researchers met in Las Vegas for the Black Hat Conference 2017 at Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas. #HP #reinventsecurity #BHUSA
http://robertsiciliano.com/blog/2017/07/29/black-hat-2017-was-an-amazing-event/

Black Hat 2017 was an Amazing Event


In July, more than 15,000 security pros, hackers, hobbyists, and researchers met in Las Vegas for the Black Hat Conference 2017 at Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas. This was the [ ]
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Tomorrow’s Workplace: Flexible and Secure – FutureFocus


Tomorrow’s Workplace: Flexible and Secure
http://futurefocus.cio.com/tomorrows-workplace-flexible-and-secure/

Be Smart About Planning for “Smart” Technology – FutureFocus


Be Smart About Planning for “Smart” Technology
http://futurefocus.cio.com/be-smart-about-planning-for-smart-technology/

Using 'autofill' for card info is convenient, but is it safe?


Using 'autofill' for card info is convenient, but is it safe?
http://canada.creditcards.com/credit-card-news/autofill-card-info/

How to Keep Your Home Safe For Less


Bad credit and low income don't mean you can't protect what you do have! Here's how you can keep your apartment or house safe for less!
https://www.opploans.com/blog/how-to-keep-your-home-safe-for-less/

Employers: Don't let these 5 job search scams ruin your reputation


Employers beware: Today's job search scams are sophisticated, can seriously damage an employers reputation. Learn more about these job search scams here.
https://www.collegerecruiter.com/blog/2017/06/20/5-job-search-scams-ruin-reputation/

Newlywed ID Theft: After You Say 'I Do' | Equifax Finance Blog


Changing your name and merging accounts can put newlyweds at risk of identity theft. Here are some suggestions to help better protect your information.
https://blog.equifax.com/identity/newlywed-id-theft-after-you-say-i-do/

Expert: Half of American adults are on the FBI's biometric database - INDIEJOURNO.COM | ​Giving independent journalism a voice.


Expert: Half of American adults are on the FBI's biometric database
http://www.indiejourno.com/home/expert-half-of-american-adults-are-on-the-fbis-biometric-database

Securely Erase Hard Drives & Devices | IdentityForce®


If you ever need to discard an electronic device, make sure that you take the necessary steps to securely erase the hard drive, first.
https://www.identityforce.com/business-blog/how-to-securely-erase-your-hard-drives-devices

ISP Privacy Issues: Selling Your Personal Info | IdentityForce®


ISP privacy may soon be a thing of the past. If you want to keep your privacy in tact, it's going to be up to you. Here's what you can do.
https://www.identityforce.com/blog/isp-privacy-issue-selling-your-personal-info

The Frightening Fake Kidnapping Call And How To Protect Yourself


The Frightening Fake Kidnapping Call And How To Protect Yourself
https://www.forbes.com/sites/kerrizane/2017/07/05/the-frightening-fake-kidnapping-call-and-how-to-protect-yourself/#46156f866f06

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Corporate Gmail Security Issues | IdentityForce®


Gmail security is a big concern because millions of malicious emails are sent to their users each and every day.
https://www.identityforce.com/business-blog/corporate-gmail-security-issues

Who's Behind the Gmail Phishing Attack? - NBC News


The Gmail phishing attack was 'particularly insidious,' according to experts, who said it was created by someone with considerable skill.
http://www.nbcnews.com/tech/security/who-s-behind-massive-gmail-phishing-attack-n754826

Second Hand and Discarded Devices Lead to Identity Theft


A new study was just released by the National Association for Information Destruction. What did it find? Astonishingly, about 40% of all digital devices that are found on the second-hand [ ]
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Tuesday, May 09, 2017

That Gmail phishing attack has taken a bizarre turn


A Twitter account from a user named Eugene Pupov took responsibility for the worm.
http://www.kwqc.com/content/news/That-Gmail-phishing-attack-has-taken-a-bizarre-turn-421402234.html

Can you be charged for unwittingly committing card fraud?


There are many ways to get into legal trouble with credit cards without intending to break the law.
https://finance.yahoo.com/news/charged-unwittingly-committing-card-fraud-120000470.html

6 Ways Small Practices Can Thwart Cybercrime | Psychiatric Times


Cybercrime is a threat to even the smallest of practices, here are six ways to prevent criminals from accessing your patients' data.
http://www.psychiatrictimes.com/hipaa/6-ways-small-practices-can-thwart-cybercrime

Should You Use Social Media Money Transfers For Client Payments? - Due


For freelancers and small business owners there’s a plethora of options when accepting payments from clients. One of the newer, and more interesting, options are social media payments. But, should you accept these social media money transfers from your clients? Money Transfers Through Social Media There’s no shortage of peer-to-peer payments options using social media. […]
https://due.com/blog/use-social-media-money-transfers-client-payments/

Wednesday, May 03, 2017

Getting Rid of an Electronic Device? Do This First…


A shocking study by the National Associated for Information Destruction has revealed some terrifying information: 40% of electronic devices found on the second-hand market contains personal information. This information includes [ ]
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