Updates and Lessons From the Petya Ransomware Attack

By | June 29th, 2017|Online Safety|

Another ransomware attack was identified Tuesday and is affecting critical infrastructure providers across the globe. The ransomware, called GoldenEye, is a new strain of the Petya ransomware. GoldenEye is especially vicious as it does more than simply encrypt files – it also encrypts hard drives by overwriting the master reboot record. This prevents the computer [...]

What’s Really Behind Those IoT Threats

By | June 15th, 2017|Online Safety, Uncategorized|

In the last few years, consumers have met advancements in the Internet of Things (IoT) with equal parts excitement and fear. We’ve come a long way from 2015’s Jeep hacking demonstration, perhaps the first “mainstream” story that sparked fear in consumers, but also helped them connect the dots around how IoT may directly impact their [...]

Summer Break: Staying Secure On Vacation

By | June 9th, 2017|Online Safety|

With the summer months upon us, the thrill of escape is constantly on our minds. Whether it’s an international getaway, a road trip, a visit to the beach, or another destination, summer is synonymous with travel. Perhaps you’ve already made some vacation plans of your own this summer. While it’s great to get out and [...]

Public Wi-Fi: Avoid It Like The Plague

By | June 5th, 2017|Online Safety|

According to the Identity Theft Resource Center, 76% of consumers are aware that using free public Wi-Fi can lead to identity theft. However, people are still three times more likely to connect to a public Wi-Fi hotspot if it’s free to use. Public Wi-Fi allows anyone within a specified area to potentially access or read [...]

Mobile Payments: Emerging Threats and Tips to Stay Secure

By | May 10th, 2017|Online Safety|

With more than three quarters of Americans owning a smartphone, we rely on our mobile devices to keep us connected, store our photos, organize our lives, and so much more. Within the last few years, several major players have introduced a new way to use our phones through the rollout of mobile payments. While consumer [...]

Technologies To Up Your Security

By | April 25th, 2017|Online Safety|

In our fast-paced, increasingly digital world, more data is being shared and transferred than ever before. As we rely more and more on our digital devices, we must be aware of the risks that come with increased connectivity and take the necessary steps to help keep our information secure. In the U.S. last year, there [...]

Privacy Settings for Your Favorite Browsers

By | April 7th, 2017|Online Safety|

According to a recent report from Pew Research, 88 percent of adults use the Internet. The way we access it varies – some use a computer, others a smartphone or tablet – but the fact remains that there are security vulnerabilities on any device. There are steps you can take to keep your devices secure, [...]

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 [...]

Secure Your Information for Data Privacy Day

By | January 26th, 2017|Online Safety|

On January 28, cybersecurity experts around the world will recognize Data Privacy Day. With efforts led by the National Cyber Security Alliance, Data Privacy Day invites industry leaders and experts to share security insights that can help safeguard businesses and individuals from cybercrime. Experian is proud to be a registered champion of the international event. [...]

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 [...]

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