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April 4, 2017
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Travelers are facing more privacy risks as domestic and foreign governments take a greater interest in social media accounts and require devices to be stowed in checked luggage.

Fortunately there are a number of steps travelers can take to protect their rights and privacy. This Personal Tech Column from The New York Times offers seven...

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March 1, 2017
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Brace yourself: Tax fraud isn't going away, and if you haven't already filed your return, you could be the next victim.

Tax identity theft happens when someone files a phony tax return using your personal information—like your Social Security number (SSN)—to get a tax refund from the IRS. It also can occur when someone uses your SSN to secure a job or claims your child as a dependent on a tax return. Tax identity theft is the most common form of identity...

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March 1, 2017
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By now, most in the finance and insurance sectors have been introduced to the New York Department of Financial Services’ (NYDFS) imminent cybersecurity regulations. Rather than proffering a construct for another “voluntary” framework to accurately gauge cybersecurity risk, New York boldly sets forth a set of minimum standards by which to judge the...

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March 1, 2017
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Are you losing your identity?

The good folks at Equifax suggest you very well may be. Check out their infographic with the latest information about the state of identity fraud in the United Kingdom.

If you suspect you're a victim of identity fraud, be sure to contact your providers. You already may receive identity management services from CyberScout via your financial institution, employer...

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December 6, 2016
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Employers collect and store vast amounts of personally identifiable information from job candidates and employees: Social Security numbers, birth dates, driver’s licenses, protected health information, financial and investment account information, emails and passwords, and more.

All of this data—often the domain of accounting and payroll departments—is valuable to identity thieves who employ methods ranging from simple dumpster-diving to sophisticated...

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December 2, 2016
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By Amit Ashbel

National Cybersecurity month has come and gone in a flurry of analyzing security practices and determining which areas need more attention. But instead of waiting another year to revisit the topic, companies should carve out time regularly to ensure they’re keeping security top of mind and avoiding falling victim to vulnerabilities.

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November 29, 2016
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Officials at U.K.-based Tesco Bank may wish to convey that the dust has settled regarding a stunning cyber attack in which thousands of patrons directly lost cold, hard cash.

But that certainly is not the case. In fact, the longer-term ramifications Tesco and its customers...

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October 25, 2016
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Identity theft continues to plague consumers, according to the Federal Trade Commission.

While incidence of this crime skyrockets—consumer complaints have risen by 47 percent—there have been shifts in the which states are affected the most.

Missouri is the No. 1 hotbed for identity theft, according to the FTC’s 2016 Consumer Sentinel Network Data Book. The state has that dubious distinction largely because St. Louis has rocketed to the top of the list of hardest-hit...

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October 15, 2016
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By Christine Giordano

These days, when your phone rings, it’s often a call from a scammer trying to get your information. Now two phone scams are targeting those who have Blue Cross Blue Shield health insurance. The first is a phishing scam, the second is a product scam. Daniel Crowell, director of corporate and financial investigations for Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan, told Credit.com he is seeing scams unfold in two...

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October 11, 2016
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Millennials have grown up on technology like personal computers, cell phones and the internet. And while they may be tech-savvy, millennials also are the most blasé about how technology can lead to identity theft.

Nearly half of this generation born between 1982 and 2004 are concerned about cyber crime, according to a TransUnion survey...

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