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News Recap: White Hat Hackers Crack Fingerprint Authentication on Phones

By |March 9th, 2016|

Fingerprint authentication on smartphones is meant to bridge the gap between security and convenience. The problem is, we leave our fingerprints everywhere – on our coffee cups, keypads, and beyond. And, hackers are constantly looking for new, innovative ways to steal our most sensitive information – fingerprints included.

In a recent Naked Security article, white hat […]

Hook, line and sinker: a lesson from Snapchat’s phishing incident

By |March 4th, 2016|

The popular video messaging app, Snapchat, recently announced a phishing attack that has compromised the identities of a number of its current and former employees.

Snapchat disclosed on their blog that their payroll department was targeted by an isolated phishing scam, where a scammer impersonated the company’s CEO and asked for employee payroll information. As a […]

Learnings from Apple’s stance on data security

By |February 20th, 2016|

In the wake of the San Bernardino tragedy, The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) seized an iPhone that was used by one of the shooters. The FBI obtained a court order requesting Apple’s cooperation in cracking the phone’s passcode. This has generated an interesting debate surrounding encryption – for which the outcome may impact us […]

Is Your Password, “Password”?

By |January 22nd, 2016|

We cannot stress enough the importance of using secure and unique passwords in your day-to-day life. Unique, complex passwords should be used to protect our social networks, bank accounts, email accounts and more. However, most Americans do not take great care in crafting these passwords.

For the past five years, password management company SplashData has compiled […]

Identity Theft Protection is Now a Non-Taxable Benefit

By |January 15th, 2016|

Tax season is just around the corner, and whether you’re a business or an individual, you’ll want to know if you’re eligible for any tax benefits. Thanks to a recent announcement from the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), identity theft protection will now be considered a non-taxable benefit – a nod to the rising importance of […]

Top Security Predictions for 2016

By |January 1st, 2016|

As we head into 2016, issues in cybersecurity will only continue to gain momentum. Let’s hone in on the trends we anticipate to dominate this year.

All eyes on mobile
The rise of mobile payments (and recent participation from major players like Apple, Android and financial institutions like Chase), has made mobile a more attractive target than […]

Safe Social Networking Practices

By |July 22nd, 2015|

Consumers are sharing more information online than ever before. DOMO created an infographic to show how much content consumers are sharing online. Every minute, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram users are sharing nearly 2.5 million pieces of content, 300,000 tweets and 220,000 photos respectively. Many times, without realizing the impact of what they are sharing.

Here are […]

Best Practices for Password Security

By |June 5th, 2015|

The inherent problem with data security is human error. Far too often, consumers use weak passwords and reuse their passwords across multiple sites, leaving them vulnerable to identity theft and fraud in the event of a breach.

Each year, password manager company SplashData compiles a list of the top 10 worst passwords. And it’s no surprise […]

Cyber Security Rules for Travel Season

By |May 22nd, 2015|

With summer just around the corner, most of us are looking to cash in on vacation time. And, cyber criminals are looking to cash in too – on your personal assets, that is! What most people don’t realize when thinking about planning their vacation is how to keep their personal and financial information secure. Here […]

Tax Identity Theft: What to do if you are a victim?

By |April 1st, 2015|

Tis the season for tax filing! As the deadline approaches, you may find that someone else has fraudulently filed your taxes, claiming your refund check for himself. Last year, 1.6 million taxpayers were affected by identity theft in the first six months alone. While the IRS has created new measures to protect against taxpayers – […]

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