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How much is your Uber account worth on the dark web?

By |2019-03-27T21:26:32+00:00August 5th, 2016|Cyber Security|

Let’s start with the basics: What is the dark web? The dark web is inaccessible through standard web browsers. These dark web sites use tools like Tor and I2P to hide their IP address. Here, it is not uncommon for cyber criminals to sell your personal information for a profit. So what’s the going rate [...]

Safe Digital Wedding Etiquette

By |2019-03-27T21:26:32+00:00July 22nd, 2016|Online Safety|

The use of mobile devices is increasingly present in the wedding planning process. Brides are using their smartphones as a tool to work with vendors, manage their registry, reserve hotel blocks and more. With technology taking over this process, it’s important that privacy and security is still top of mind. The National Cybersecurity Alliance and [...]

How to Recognize an IRS Imposter Scam

By |2019-03-27T21:26:32+00:00July 8th, 2016|Malware and Scams|

We’ve talked about tax identity theft in the past, however, IRS imposter scams are a bit different. Imposters go to great lengths to manipulate their victims, and there appears to be no slowing for this type of crime. Here are some things to look out for to recognize these scams. What is an imposter scam? [...]

The State of Cybersecurity in 2016 Thus Far

By |2019-03-27T21:26:33+00:00July 1st, 2016|Cyber Security, Data Breach|

July 1st marks the halfway point of the year. What better time to review the last six months of 2016? The Identity Theft Resource Center reports 500 breaches with over 12.8 million records exposed since January 1, 2016. The breaches span the verticals of financial services, business, education, government/military, and government/healthcare. At this rate, we may [...]

Summer Travel: 5 Tips to Help Keep You Secure

By |2019-03-27T21:26:34+00:00May 11th, 2016|Identity Protection|

We wrangled five more tips to help keep you safe this summer while traveling (or whenever you decide to travel, for that matter). Identity thieves are constantly looking for opportunities to steal your most precious information – and typically identity theft is the farthest thing from your mind when planning a vacation. These five tips [...]

When a hack, is not a hack

By |2019-03-27T21:26:35+00:00May 5th, 2016|Cyber Security, Online Safety|

TechCrunch reported last week that the streaming music service Spotify suffered a security breach. A list containing hundreds of account credentials, including emails, usernames, passwords and other account details, appeared on the website Pastebin on April 23. If you’re a Spotify user, you will likely want to change your password. Some Spotify users noticed suspicious [...]

The Battle Over Encryption

By |2019-03-27T21:26:36+00:00April 11th, 2016|Industry News|

In the wake of the Apple and FBI battle, we’ve seen heightened awareness around encryption. The most recent example of this is seen through WhatsApp, the online instant messaging service owned by Facebook with more than one billion global users, who rolled out end-to-end encryption for all of its users. So, what exactly does this mean? According [...]

5 Tips for Better Security

By |2019-03-27T21:26:36+00:00March 29th, 2016|Online Safety|

For most individuals, the idea of implementing security practices in everyday life seems overwhelming. However, now more than ever, individuals need to be cognizant of how to protect their identities, as cybercriminals are constantly finding new ways to commit fraud. To help keep your digital identity secure, we’ve wrangled five quick and easy tips for [...]

Roundup of Security and Privacy Themes at SXSW Interactive 2016

By |2016-03-21T21:13:19+00:00March 21st, 2016|Industry News|

Every year, hundreds of thousands of thought leaders flock to Austin, TX to share ideas, discuss pressing trends, and network with other professionals at the South by Southwest Interactive conference. This year, conversations around privacy and security took center stage. Here’s a glimpse of the privacy and security themes at this year’s conference. The debate [...]

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