Identity Theft Protection News and Reviews

2016 Data Breaches

January 13, 2017

According to the Identity Theft Resource Center (ITRC), an accredited non-profit organization dedicated, like us, to helping educate the public about identity theft, there were 980 data breaches in 2016 exposing over 35 million records. They have links to pdf’s that list all 980 breaches on this page. Use the data breach list for detailed […]

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Feds & Public Victimized by Phony IRS Agent Scam

April 10, 2015

The Treasury inspector of the Internal Revenue Service has already received more than 366,000 complaints regarding tax returns filed by identity thieves. More than 3,000 people have been victimized and $15.5 million has already been pilfered. Officials are pushing hard to find the various culprits, but confidence has waned. For a more detailed article on […]

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Bugs and Breaches That Infected 2015

April 3, 2015

We’ve only ended the first quarter of 2015 and there have been a number of large scale data breaches that overshadow previous years. Read on about the most damaging data breaches and online attacks in 2015 thus far.

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Syrian Electronic Army Attacks Web Hosts

April 3, 2015

The Syrian Electronic Army, a pro-hacker group rumored to be tied with Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, is back in the news for attacking five of the most prominent web hosting companies. Bluehost, Justhost, Hostmonster, Hostgator, and FastDomain were all hacked by SEA after SEA accused them of hosting terrorist web sites on their servers. For […]

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Cisco IP Phones Have Eavesdroppers

April 3, 2015

Cisco IP Phones are popular for small businesses, but a newly discovered vulnerability could allow attackers to remotely eavesdrop on private conversations. While Cisco is aware of the issue, they are still working on a firmware patch to address this problem. In the meantime, administrators are advised to allow network access to only trusted users. […]

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Is Your Wi-Fi Secure?

April 2, 2015

Wi-Fi is being offered freely in more and more areas at work, home, or while shopping. However, public Wi-Fi can leave your mobile device or laptop exposed to hacking. Read on to see how you can protect yourself while using wireless internet.

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DevOps Security Tips

April 2, 2015

While DevOps makes lives easier for organizations, many aren’t keeping up with security and compliance monitoring tools. It is important for the DevOps team to have security measures within the data pipeline in order for data to be closely monitored automatically and safely. For more DevOps tips, click here:: 10 Practical Security Tips for DevOps

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Does Hacking Back Really Help?

April 2, 2015

When your system has been hacked by attackers or a competitor, is the proper response to hack back? While legally inadvisable, many hurt egos try to confront their cyberattacks with one of their own, often leading to a mess on both sides. For a full article discussing the problems of hacking-back, click here:: Hacking Back: […]

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European Union Says Leave Facebook If You Want Privacy

April 1, 2015

Privacy has become a valued resource, but is tricky to legislate. Read on to see why online privacy legislation is an international issue that needs a global solution in respect to the laws of other nations.

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Online Banking Fraud Jumps 50% in the UK

April 1, 2015

Latest Financial Fraud Action UK figures have found that online banking fraud has risen 48% since 2013. If that’s not troubling enough, telephone banking fraud losses rose 20% in the last year. UK internet users are advised to keep their security software up to date and only shop on secure websites. For details on these […]

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