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New Computer? Care for Data Privacy in 5 Steps

by Stay Safe Online

Back when we got our first computers about 20 years ago, I think we all had the same concern: “What picture should I choose for my desktop?” … Continue Reading

Russian Hackers getting rich from your Identity

by Robert Siciliano

cybercrime

Where’s the $$$ at? Selling credit card data. Have you heard of the Russian hacking ring that raked in two and a half billion dollars? Check it out: … Continue Reading

Hacktivism: Justice, or Cyberbullying?

by ITRC

cybercrime

In one scene from last year’s blockbuster film, Now You See Me, an arena full of citizens is delighted when the film’s four heroes publicly drain the bank account of a millionaire whose company denied their insurance claims following Hurricane Katrina. The money magically reappears in the victims’ bank accounts, right before their eyes. … Continue Reading

Small Businesses Need to Protect their Data

by Jim Malmberg

DataTheft

When we talk about data breaches, every one tends to think of large companies or organizations. Target, Home Depot and the Veterans Administration come to mind almost immediately. But hackers are now targeting small companies too. One reason for this may be that smaller businesses don’t have the same number of resources to invest in data protection and are consequently easier targets. … Continue Reading

What Is a Trojan Horse?

by Robert Siciliano

ComputerVirus

One of history’s great literary classics is Homer’s Iliad, which tells the story of the Trojan horse—the wooden horse that the Greeks hid in to enter the city of Troy and take it over. Two thousand and some odd years later, hackers use a digital Trojan horse to hide malicious files in seemingly harmless files with the intent to attack or take over your device. … Continue Reading

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It’s called Chameleon—a computer virus—but maybe it should be called FrankenVirus. You wouldn’t believe what it can do: literally move through the air, as in airborne—like a biological pathogen. … Continue Reading

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Don’t let tax scammers get away with it

Tax season is getting close — and for some people, so is an experience with tax identity theft or IRS imposters. Tax identity theft happens when someone uses your Social Security number to get a tax refund or a job. You usually find out something’s wrong after you file your tax return. … Continue Reading

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A new study by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) shows that nearly 43 million American consumers have unpaid medical bills on their credit reports. These unpaid bills are damaging credit and indicate that many consumers are confused about how much they owe and what their responsibilities are when they receive medical invoices. … Continue Reading

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