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Medical Data = $$$ For Hackers

by Linda Vincent R.N. P.I.

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More and more medical and health information is being collected electronically. People are using fitness apps, for example, to watch their calorie intake and gauge their level of physical activity. Those are certainly good and admirable goals. … Continue Reading

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7 ways to prevent Data Theft when traveling

by Robert Siciliano

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The threat of data theft follows travelers; there’s never a vacation from hackers. So what should the traveler do? Anticipate snooping by hackers. This way, you can prepare for the worst. … Continue Reading

Do You Really Want Your Medical Records Stored in the Cloud?

by Jim Malmberg

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Cloud computing has become all the rage. For the indoctrinated, cloud computing allows corporations to store information on a third party’s computers. Companies will tell you that cloud computing provides them with a number of advantages. … Continue Reading

The Right and Wrong Ways to Prevent Identity Theft

by Linda Vincent R.N. P.I.

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Numerous data breaches have occurred over the past few years. From the Target data breach to electronic health records being tapped into, consumers are at risk for identity theft like never before. Unfortunately, most are completely unaware of it. Many even assume that credit monitoring is enough to protect themselves from identity theft. … Continue Reading

What Students Need to Know about Cybersecurity

by ITRC

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With the constant news reports about hacking or data breaches, it can feel like cybersecurity is a wasted effort, but it’s not. While cyberthieves are getting very crafty about their practices and their intended targets, your own behavior can do a lot to minimize how much you’re affected. … Continue Reading

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