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Heartbleed: Free Tool To Check if That Site is Safe

by Robert Siciliano

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I’m sure you’ve heard the news about Heartbleed by now (unless you’re in vacation wonderland and have taken a tech break). This is a serious vulnerability in the core of the Internet and is something we all should be concerned about. … Continue Reading

8 Tips to Prevent Post Holiday Credit Card Fraud

by Robert Siciliano

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With your cards being used online, over the phone and in person it’s easy to lose track of purchases. The key is keep good records and be diligent about your security. Here are eight great tips that will go a super long way in preventing post holiday account takeover in the form of credit card fraud. … Continue Reading

Avoiding Disaster Relief Charity Scams

by Robin Slade

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Many people respond generously in the face of disasters, whether they happen close to home or around the globe. Natural disasters bring with them high scam risk. The Federal Trade Commission and Homeland Security’s Computer Emergency Readiness Team (us-cert.gov) reminders indicate that email scams and hacking … Continue Reading

National Cyber Security Awareness Month (NCSAM) 10th Anniversary

by the FraudAvengers Founders

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Awareness gives us the wonderful chance to be prepared – in the case of cyber security the opportunity is to protect our business, family and individual information and assets. … Continue Reading

Medical ID Theft Poisoning the Healthcare Ecosystem

by Dr Larry Ponemon

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Hybrid cars. Low-VOC paint. Organic foods. By reducing toxins and pollutants, Americans are committed to a healthier environment. But one little-known contaminant endangering our health is medical identity theft, according to the 2013 Survey on Medical Identity Theft conducted by Ponemon Institute and sponsored by the Medical Identity Fraud Alliance (MIFA) … Continue Reading

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