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November 9, 2018
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Whether or not you believe that Russia tried to influence the 2016 election seems to have entered the twilight zone, where the same shred of concrete evidence is simultaneously elevated to "indisputable fact" status by Trump detractors and questionable ...

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October 29, 2018
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There’s an old saying: “Locks are for honest people.” The basic idea is that a competent crook can break in no matter what you do, but that doesn’t mean you don’t try to make your home as secure as possible. When it comes to online securitytwo-factor authentication(2FA) is the ...

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October 24, 2018
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National Cybersecurity Awareness Month is here, and to promote a better understanding of the online dangers we face, the Identity Theft Resource Center teamed up with CyberScout to conduct a survey entitled “Social Media Habits and You.” Focusing on cyber security in the family setting, the survey sheds new light on the ways parents and guardians monitor their kids’ online behavior.

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October 19, 2018
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The social media companies Facebook and Reddit are publicizing “War Rooms” set up to closely monitor their network content for election tampering.

Facebook in particular experienced significant backlash for their site’s role in disseminating information created by Russian “troll farms” where false and misleading new stories and advertisements were propagated to discredit then-candidate Hillary Clinton as well as to foment general disagreement and conflict across...

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October 17, 2018
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Just in time for National Cybersecurity Awareness Month, the Identity Theft Resource Center in conjunction with CyberScout has released a survey entitled “Social Media Habits and You.” The survey focuses on how parents and guardians monitor their kids’ online behavior, with a focus on issues like cyber hygiene.

So what exactly is cyber hygiene?

You teach your kids how to practice basic hygiene. This...

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September 28, 2018
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Facebook has had a hard year, and it just got worse. The company announced that it was compromised, and 50 million users were affected. The company discovered the breach on Tuesday, and reported it three days later.

While 50 million users may seem like relatively minor news given the total number of Facebook users out there, it’s roughly the equivalent of the entire population of the west coast of the United States. 

All Facebook users...

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September 24, 2018
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Sixteen counts of fraud, gross negligence, invasion of privacy, unauthorized disclosure of confidential customer records, violation of a consent decree, failure to supervise its employees and investigate their criminal background, and related charges were the subject of...

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August 31, 2018
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The cost of a data breach keeps going up, the worldwide average in 2018 increasing to $3.86 million, up from $3.62 million the year before. That said, you wouldn't know it from the average ...

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August 17, 2018
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Speaking to Wired about the recent news of a Reddit cybersecurity compromise involving usernames, passwords, email addresses and more granular...

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August 10, 2018
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The Justice Department recently nabbed 21 scammers who defrauded at least 15,000 victims in the United States alone. Posing as IRS employees, the scammers extracted from their victims fake penalties, racking up big numbers. Millions of dollars changed hands between 2012 and...

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