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College bound kids: protect your identity

by Robert Siciliano

Multiple Devices

The good old days were when today’s college kids’ parents lugged their typewriters into their dorm room, and they communicated to people via the phone on their room’s wall. Their biggest worry was someone stealing their popcorn maker. Nowadays, college kids need to beware of remote invasions by thieves. … Continue Reading

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So Can You Trust TRUSTe?

by Debra N. Diener J.D. CIPP G

WebBrowsers

Consumers have become accustomed to seeing different icons and seals on company websites. One of the most reassuring for years has been the TRUSTe seal. Why? Because companies displaying that seal did so after having their privacy practices verified according to the TRUSTe requirements about transparency and other requirements. … Continue Reading

Steps to Manage a secure online backup

by Robert Siciliano

Tech Devices

Cyber storage does not always = secure backup. Users of cloud storage have many potential tools at hand to beef up security. And just because cloud services have some loopholes doesn’t mean you should just throw in the towel, as the saying goes, and figure “What’s the point?”. … Continue Reading

Could Fitness Apps Hurt Your Privacy?

by Debra N. Diener J.D. CIPP G

MobileApplications

Just last week I wrote about medical information being more sought by hackers than even credit card information. Now there’s even more information supporting the need for consumers to be even more vigilant in using wearable fitness applications. … Continue Reading

Helping Military Families Be On Guard Online

by Federal Trade Commission

Honor Vets

f you’re part of the military community, take a look at OnGuard Online’s new page for military members and their families. National Cyber Security Awareness Month is well underway, and it’s a great time to take stock of ways you can get in the habit of securing your computer, protecting your personal information and avoiding fraud online. … Continue Reading

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