Our digital identities are formed by the information we share online, including social media. Even seemingly innocuous information that we share on social media, like mother’s maiden name or high school mascot, can be used to unlock your most sensitive accounts. While social media networks have security and privacy tools in place, the onus is […]
Yesterday, cybersecurity thought leaders from around the world celebrated Data Privacy Day, an international effort held annually to create awareness about the importance of privacy and protecting personal information.
Led by the National Cyber Security Alliance, security experts shared safety tips for consumers on how to stay cyber-aware while on the go. Here are our top […]
As we bid 2016 a farewell, it’s also time to say goodbye to poor security habits. Vow to make these three security resolutions this year to help minimize your risk of identity theft.
Refresh Your Passwords
Give your online accounts a fresh start in 2017 by ditching weak passwords. Update your passwords for your online accounts using […]
Here are our top security predictions for 2017.
Consumers Plagued by Passwords
We continue to see consumers using weak passwords, like “123456” or “password,” to secure their accounts, as well as reusing their password across multiple accounts. We anticipate that poor password practices will continue in 2017, however, new solutions (think biometric authentication) will begin to take […]
Yahoo recently disclosed that it has found a breach of more than one billion use accounts that happened back in August 2013. Stolen user account information may include names, email addresses, phone numbers, birthdate, hashed passwords, and in some cases, security questions and answers.
Even if you do not have a Yahoo account, this incident services […]
It’s no surprise that shopping increases during the holiday season. But you may be surprised to hear that you’re more susceptible to identity theft during the holidays. Whether you’re battling store lines or shopping from your laptop in the comfort of your home, take note of these tips for a more secure holiday shopping experience.
Virtual reality (VR) has the power to transform and enhance the way we interact with technology. Beyond gaming, we’re seeing VR take hold in verticals spanning from entertainment to education, and even the medical field. As VR technologies continue to grow in popularity and make their way into the hands of consumers, it’s important to […]
If you’re already using an identity protection service and continually educate yourself on the latest threats online, you likely consider yourself cyber-aware. But, what about the rest of your family? Talk to your family about the importance of online security, and follow these security best practices to help stay secure this holiday season.
Avoid Too Good […]
Cybersecurity was a prominent issue in this year’s presidential elections, from attacks against Democratic Party institutions to concerns around hacks at polling sites. Regardless of where you stand politically, the election outcome will undoubtedly have implications for consumers.
This past year we’ve seen some significant activity in this area from the White House, including the introduction […]
Recent television shows like Mr. Robot demonstrate a change in how Hollywood writers are now representing hackers. Previously, hackers were portrayed as recluse individuals or nerdy sidekicks. But now, we’re seeing a shift with hackers being portrayed as the superhero or protagonist. Regardless of the role, it’s important to recognize that hackers present a real […]