Monthly Archive

July 2017

Welcome to our Archives page. On this page you will find totaly 27 of our articles broken down into Months and Years.
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Linking Your Phone Number to Your Account Carries Security Concerns

Linking Your Phone Number to Your Account Carries Security Concerns Cell phone numbers are becoming increasingly common for providing additional security. ... read more..

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A Fish Tank Was Almost the End of an Entire Casino

A Fish Tank Was Almost the End of an Entire Casino Internet-of-Things (IoT) connected devices have made our lives easier, safer, and more enjoyable but IoT... read more..

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Discount Ticket Scam

Discount Ticket Scam  Don’t let “too good to be true” attraction tickets ruin your vacation.  ... read more..

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Routing Number Scam

Routing Number Scam  It’s hard to feel too sorry for the victims of this scam…after all, they were trying to steal from the federal government.  ... read more..

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Paving Scam

Paving Scam  Nothing in life is free, including leftover asphalt.  ... read more..

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Facebook Giveaway Scam

Facebook Giveaway Scam Tiny houses, free airline tickets, even cash…scammers might claim to give these things away in Facebook posts but they’re not real.  ... read more..

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Obituary Scam

Obituary Scam  When the caller knows a lot about you and your departed loved one, think about where the information might have come from.  ... read more..

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Wells Fargo Data Breach - Not Your Typical Breach

Wells Fargo Data Breach - Not Your Typical Breach When there’s news of a data breach, the public tends to have some urgent questions. Was my account inform... read more..

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ITRC and the 2017 Mid-Year Data Breach Report

2017 Data Breaches Hit Half-Year Record High For more than a decade, the Identity Theft Resource Center has tracked data breaches to form a better picture ... read more..

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Late-payment Phishing Scam

Late-payment Phishing Scam  This old scam keeps surfacing because it keeps working…  ... read more..

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One Ring Phone Scam

One Ring Phone Scam  Caller hung up? Don’t return the call.  ... read more..

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IRS Scam Voicemail

IRS Scam Voicemail  It’s tough being a scammer…thank goodness for automated tools that make the “work” easier!  ... read more..

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Safeguarding Your PII

Safeguarding Your PII There’s so much talk about Personal Identifying Information (PII) and how to protect it, but there’s also a lot of confusion about wh... read more..

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Uber Changes Its Privacy Structure

Uber Changes Its Privacy Structure In the digitally connected world we live in, we sometimes discover that increasing our convenience means sacrificing som... read more..

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What Is an “Over-Exposure” of Your Data?

What Is an “Over-Exposure” of Your Data? The Identity Theft Resource Center has been tracking data breaches for years and has basically seen it all. ... read more..

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You Have Unread Social Media Messages!

You Have Unread Social Media Messages!  Scammers hope you’ll be enticed to click the link, but don’t fall for it.  ... read more..

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Privacy Pro and Con: Apple Working on Storing Your Medical Records in your iPhone

Privacy Pro and Con: Apple Working on Storing Your Medical Records in your iPhone Privacy continues to be a hot topic right now, and fortunately, there are... read more..

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2017 Mid-Year Data Breach Report Press Release

At Mid-Year, U.S. Data Breaches Increase at Record Pace SAN DIEGO and PROVIDENCE, R.I., July 18, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- The number of U.S. data breaches tracked through June 30, 2017 hit a half-year re... read more..

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New Study: Consumers Too Open over Public Wi-Fi

New Study: Consumers Too Open over Public Wi-Fi In one of the most alarming examples of “it’ll never happen to me,” a new study has found that too many con... read more..

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Pump and Dump Stock Scam

Pump and Dump Stock Scam  Be on the lookout for investment scams that arrive in your inbox.  ... read more..

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Tobacco Settlement Scam

Tobacco Settlement Scam  When news happens, scammers often see an opportunity to make a quick buck.  ... read more..

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Ride Share Driver Scam

Ride Share Driver Scam  Any type of contractor or freelancer should beware this phishing scam.  ... read more..

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Mobile Devices Are Bringing the Doctor to You…Is a Hacker Following Behind?

Mobile Devices Are Bringing the Doctor to You…Is a Hacker Following Behind? ... read more..

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How Quick Are You to Turn Over Your SSN?

How Quick Are You to Turn Over Your SSN? It's worth giving a second thought when handing over this kind of information...  ... read more..

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Fake Wifi Hotspots

Fake Wifi Hotspots Free wifi is a great perk, especially when traveling. But make sure you’re not getting more than you bargained for.  ... read more..

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Facebook Friend Request Hacker

Facebook Friend Request Hacker  Accepting a stranger's friend request on Facebook can cause problems, but hacking isn't one of them.  ... read more..

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Prepping for Amazon Prime Day

Prepping for Amazon Prime Day Amazon Prime Day on July 11th means too-good-to-be-true deals and special pricing. ... read more..

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