Digital Privacy

January 28, 2016
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Thinking about that special someone for Valentine's Day? Well think twice before sending or opening an e-card. It could be from a scammer out to steal your personal information—not your heart.

Learn the telltale signs of phony e-cards and how to protect yourself in this infographic:

 

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January 21, 2016
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By Jeanine Skowronski

Despite all of the data breaches and scams that have proliferated over the last few years, we sure love our bad passwords.

For the fifth year in a row, “123456” and “password” topped password manager provider SplashData’s annual “worst passwords” list. Its latest version was...

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December 31, 2015
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When it comes to personal data security, there’s no such thing as waiting ’til next year. That’s why the time is now to make resolutions about safeguarding your identity for 2016.

Here are five simple steps you can take even while viewing this article on your device:

1.    Set strong, unique passwords. One of the most important things you can do to protect yourself from...

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December 30, 2015
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By Geoff Webb

Consumers should expect a Gold Rush with respect to the Internet of Things in 2016. Google, Amazon, Microsoft and others are seeking to become the dominant hub of IoT devices and services—the single point of connection for consumers to tie into IoT in their homes.

The company that emerges as the predominant choice of consumers will bear a great deal of the responsibility for...

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December 1, 2015
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If you have an account on Facebook, you may have noticed posts featuring a nicely designed cloud comprised of the words that your Facebook friends use most often. It’s powered by an app from a company called Vonvon, and it’s been getting a lot of attention this week from consumer privacy experts.

The reason this app has privacy hawks screeching is simple. It grabs an enormous amount of personally identifiable information and private details about Facebook users for way too little in...

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November 19, 2015
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With 2015 about to go down as the year of the massive data breach, 2016 could emerge as the year cyber criminals turn their attention to exploiting myriad alternative paths to steal sensitive data.

Meanwhile, companies and individuals must guard against becoming complacent. That’s the consensus of a group of security and privacy thought leaders interviewed by ThirdCertainty.

The year is not...

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November 10, 2015
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Consumers and online retailers beware. ’Tis the season for a spike in malicious advertisements, or malvertisements.

Cyber criminals have made a fine art out of imperceptibly slipping malicious ads onto popular shopping websites. And they gear up to swarm the Internet with malvertisements during the upcoming holiday shopping season.

Most website publishers generally are not equipped to detect...

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October 5, 2015
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It's our favorite time of year again, when the air turns crisp, the leaves begin to fall, and thoughts turn to the many ways to bolster individual and business security as part of National Cyber Security Awareness month.

Now in its 12th year, this effort to help people stay safe online was marked with a ...

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October 1, 2015
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The holidays may be months away, but shopping already is in full swing, especially online. More holiday shoppers are expected to research gift ideas and make purchases online. And a growing number are using multiple devices—leaving holiday shoppers vulnerable to fraud now more than ever. Here’s what you need to know to keep your customers safe.

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September 22, 2015
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With more than 300 million members, LinkedIn is the world’s go-to online professional networking site. It’s a valuable resource for staying in touch with colleagues, searching for jobs and getting discovered by potential employers. It’s also a valuable resource for identity thieves because user profiles typically include a wealth of personally identifiable information (PII).

You can protect your PII on LinkedIn by making sure you have adjusted your privacy...

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