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Latest Scam Follows a Big Data Breach

by Shred-it

DataTheft

There seems to always be a data breach in the headlines – so what’s the latest scam making news these days?

Consumers need to be aware of phishing scams following a big data breach. Cyber criminals can use information they have just stolen to phish for even more information.
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Security Credit Freezes: Now Might Be The Time

by Debra N. Diener J.D. CIPP G

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The 4+ million current and former federal employees whose OPM personal data has been hacked are just the latest group to be worrying about identity theft. So a recent article by Brian Krebs could not be more timely. … Continue Reading

Public Wi-Fi Networks

by Federal Trade Commission

Airport Wi-Fi

Whether in a hotel or airport across the world, or in the coffee shop just down the street, chances are you’ve used free Wi-Fi hotspots. While convenient, they’re often unsecure. So how can you reduce your risk? Encryption — having your information scrambled into code — is key to staying secure online. … Continue Reading

Be Cautious When Using Wi-Fi

by Robert Siciliano

Airport Wi-Fi

The proliferation of mobile devices means that we can work or play online from almost anywhere, so it’s no surprise that public Wi-Fi networks have become more common. From hotels and coffee shops, to universities and city centers, Wi-Fi is widely available, but is connecting to these networks safe? … Continue Reading

1.5 minutes can save you…a heap of trouble!

by Federal Trade Commission

WebBrowsers

We’ve all heard the ads saying that 15 minutes can save you 15%. Some ads claim to save you more in even less time. Well, the FTC can save you lots of headaches in about a minute and a half. We recently released new short videos explaining the basics about three topics that affect millions of us: … Continue Reading

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DataTheft
Latest Scam Follows a Big Data Breach

There seems to always be a data breach in the headlines – so what’s the latest scam making news these days?

Consumers need to be aware of phishing scams following a big data breach. Cyber criminals can use information they have just stolen to phish for even more information.
Continue Reading

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Scammers Impersonate the Police

We know scammers are out there, impersonating the authorities and conjuring up different schemes to fool people into giving them money. They might say they’re calling from the IRS because you owe taxes. Or claim they’re from the FTC, calling to help you recover money lost to a scammer. But now we’re hearing about a new ploy: scammers are impersonating the police! That takes some chutzpah, huh? … Continue Reading

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