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Protecting Yourself Against Tax Identity Theft

By | March 7th, 2017|Identity Protection|

Every year, tax season gives way to a fresh wave of identity theft-related crimes that affect millions of Americans. In 2015, the U.S. Federal Trade Commission tracked a whopping 47% increase in identity theft complaints. Tax refund fraud was a major contributor to this spike, with FTC Chairwoman Edith Ramirez naming tax refund fraud as [...]

Tips for Staying Secure on Social Media

By | February 2nd, 2017|Online Safety|

We recently celebrated Data Privacy Day, where industry leaders and experts shared security insights to help businesses and individuals protect themselves from cybercrime. Social media was a big focus throughout the day; in fact, Twitter celebrated by live streaming from its headquarters, hosting panels with some of the top minds in the industry. As social [...]

Unlocking the Power of Data to Change the World

By | January 12th, 2017|Company News|

As part of the Experian family, we’re excited to participate in their #ExperianStories campaign with a story of our own. For more than 10 years, we’ve had the immense privilege of developing innovative solutions to help businesses and consumers address growing threats related to breach and identity theft. We started in 2006 with four founders [...]

Resolutions for a More Secure 2017

By | January 6th, 2017|Online Safety|

Last year is in our rearview mirror, and we’re moving full steam ahead into 2017. It’s around this time that people start focusing on their New Year’s resolutions. One resolution that should be on everyone’s list: improving personal online security. With the right resolutions, you can help minimize the risk of your information being compromised [...]

2017: The Evolution of the Password, IoT Threats and Other Predictions

By | December 27th, 2016|Online Safety|

For both consumers and businesses, 2016 was a big year for cybersecurity. As we predicted at the beginning of the year, large-scale breaches continued to dominate the headlines and the Internet of Things (IoT) became a growing source of security concerns. But as the year comes to a close, it’s time to look to the [...]

Virtual Reality: Real-World Security Concerns

By | December 1st, 2016|Industry News|

Recent advancements in virtual reality (VR) have ushered in one of the most exciting times in technology, with consumers and businesses alike realizing VR’s potential for transforming and enhancing experiences. VR has proven to be so much more than a vehicle for gaming. We’re still in the early stages of understanding the full implications of [...]

How the Election May Affect Cybersecurity for Consumers

By | November 16th, 2016|Industry News|

Regardless of where you stand politically, one thing we can all agree on is that the topic of cybersecurity took a prominent role in this year’s presidential elections – from concerns around hacks at polling sites to alleged cyber-attacks against the candidates themselves. Now that the election period has come to a close, the outcome [...]

The Hollywoodization of the Hacker: Lessons From Mr. Robot

By | November 10th, 2016|Online Safety|

Current shows like Silicon Valley and Mr. Robot and movies like Blackhat have brought hackers into the ranks of pop culture’s most popular protagonists. Until recently, hackers in movies have largely been represented as zany sidekicks or mysterious recluses. But now hackers, and especially vigilante white-hat hackers, are being portrayed like real life, albeit unlikely, [...]

Friday’s Cyber Attack and Future Threats

By | October 24th, 2016|Industry News|

Photo by: DownDetector Friday was an interesting one for Internet users in the U.S. A large-scale Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attack took down a number of sites including Twitter, Netflix, and Amazon for a large part of the day. Many of us were left with a newfound sense of how much we [...]

Industry News Recap: National Cyber Security Awareness Month

By | October 7th, 2016|Online Safety|

National Cyber Security Awareness Month (NCSAM) kicked off this month and as a result, more eyes than ever are on cybersecurity. This week, we’re spotlighting a few recent national stories we expect to be a key part of the conversation among those participating with us in the month-long celebration. Cybersecurity and the 2016 Election For [...]

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