Identity Theft

November 17, 2017
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The holiday season is an enormous economic event, so much so that the National Retail Federation estimates that holiday shopping represents as much as 30 percent of a retailer’s annual sales. But as a consumer, increased spending can leave you more vulnerable to theft and fraud.

However, there are steps you can take to guard against theft. Here are seven...

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November 16, 2017
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In the ’80s, many of us couldn’t imagine the day when computers would be so commonplace we’d wear them on our wrists, carry them in our pockets and even use them in our cars and major appliances.

It was a different time, but even then, security needed to be a top priority. And in 1988, computer security professionals celebrated the first Computer Security Day.

Now, almost 30 years later, Nov...

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November 13, 2017
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A recent Google study found that phishing exploits are far more likely to be the cause of account takeovers than the information compromised by data breach or malware.

The study, “Data Breaches, Phishing, or Malware? Understanding the Risks of Stolen Credentials...

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November 13, 2017
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Eat healthy. Exercise more. Spend more time with friends and family.

We all have the best intentions when we kick off a new year. But we often forget to tend to another aspect of our identities—safeguarding our personal information from identity thieves.

Resolve to protect your identity with these five tips:

1. Shred it. Buy a quality...

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November 10, 2017
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If a shady looking character told you to give him pictures of yourself naked, would you? How about a video? What if he told you that it was for your own good? Even if you have less sense than one of the rocks in Kim Jong-un’s head, you wouldn’t do it.

Now what if Facebook asked you for nudes? According to The Verge, the social media...

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November 6, 2017
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Imagine this scenario: Your college-bound child applies for a car loan or credit card, but is turned down because of thousands of dollars in unpaid debt. Identity theft has struck again, and the resulting poor credit record will affect your child’s financial well-being for years.

Identity theft claims more than 15 million people in the United States, but it’s not just a problem for adults. Roughly 4 percent of identity theft...

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November 3, 2017
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In the wake of the Equifax breach, many consumers are still unprepared for fraud and searching for identity theft protection—a challenging endeavor considering the many options available.

To meet demand, CyberScout has created CyberScout HQ, an online...

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October 30, 2017
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The odds you don’t know already know about Apple’s latest attempt at market domination — the iPhone X — are about even with the possibility that President Trump will stop using hand gestures when explaining something. That said, it is quite possible that you have not yet heard why the iPhone X should worry you.

“In its continuing war on inconvenience,” Andy Greenberg of ...

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October 27, 2017
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When you suspect you’re a victim of identity theft, the CyberScout Resolution Center is there to help restore your good name and credit.

But did you know that our experts also can help you take critical measures to protect your identity—and your family’s—before identity theft and related fraud strikes?

Certain situations and behaviors can put you at greater risk of cyber crime. Losing a...

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October 26, 2017
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Modern internet banking mobile apps cover a range of services. With your smartphone, you can open an account, secure a loan, buy securities and get many other services that previously required an in-person transaction.

There are still some hidden dangers behind these conveniences. It’s easier now to lose all the money in your bank account—and much more difficult to get it back. Banks need solid proof of noninvolvement.

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