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Put firm limits on using hotel business center computers

by Robert Gregg

Malware

Yet another “heads up” coming from the privacy, security, data breach and ID theft world. We have all seen the convenient “Business Centers” that many hotels have that allow you to do all kinds of things without having to plug in your laptop. … Continue Reading

Is It Really That Bad?

by ID Experts

DataTheft

Is a data breach really that bad? Well, yes and no. It’s terrible that a breach occurred, but how you respond is what counts. It’s just like any problem. Your solution and response can turn everything around or your lack of response can create a bigger mess down the road, causing you to rethink your initial response. … Continue Reading

FBI Issues Warning that Healthcare Records Are Now at Increased Risk of Being Hacked

by Jim Malmberg

MedicalData

May 7, 2014 – The FBI’s Cyber Division has issued a warning to healthcare providers that their records are at increased risk for hacking and being used to commit medical identity theft. The warning places the primary blame for this on the mandatory conversion from paper to electronic medical records which was codified into law as a part of the Affordable Care Act, and a lack of technical preparedness within the industry itself. … Continue Reading

It pays to read your bills

by Federal Trade Commission

Senior Man On Phone Using Laptop At Home

True, bills aren’t the most thrilling read. They are hardly funny, there are no vampires or romantic triangles, and you probably won’t be pleased if there’s any suspense involved.
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Is Your Medical Device Putting You At Risk For Identity Theft?

by Linda Vincent R.N. P.I.

Medical Identity Theft

Many of us use medical devices to monitor a variety of health issues—everything from sleep apnea to heart conditions—to help keep us safe and sound. What many of us don’t realize is that these devices make us more vulnerable to medical identity theft and healthcare fraud.
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