News Recap: Facebook

By | October 25th, 2013|Uncategorized|

Facebook recently changed its privacy policy for teenagers ages 13 to 17 to give them the option of sharing their posts with the general public. Before this change, teens were only able to broadcast their status updates to friends and “friends of friends.” While Facebook claims this will give young influencers a platform to voice [...]

August Recap: Full Steam Ahead

By | September 4th, 2013|Uncategorized|

It’s easy to lose steam in August – but here at Experian, we were full steam ahead. We announced the date and panelist lineup for our upcoming webinar, participated in the SXSW 2014 Panel Picker and even had time to squeeze in a fun Frat Games Day for our Austin office. Take a look at [...]

#Youridentity and Social Networks

By | May 2nd, 2013|Uncategorized|

This blog post comes from Adam Kennedy, Product Analyst at Experian. With the rise in social networks and the increasing desire to share personal data in public forums, it’s no surprise identity thieves are targeting Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter to steal your identity.What are they after?Your Facebook page and Twitter profile page will show your [...]

Facebook Takes on Security with Universal Authentication

By | July 25th, 2012|Uncategorized|

You’ve surely come across it—the “connect using Facebook” option on a variety of websites these days—but is it safe?Nearly half a million of Formspring’s hashed passwords were compromised this month. As The Verge’s Ellis Hamburger observed, Formspring CEO Alde Olonoh recommended that users login through Facebook Connect for a secure connection.According to Hamburger, “Implementing Facebook [...]

Avoiding Social Spam on Facebook and Twitter

By | January 30th, 2012|Uncategorized|

By John Sileo, Experian consumer security expert The post appears like it’s coming from a known friend. It's enticing ("check out what our old high school friend does for a living now!"), feeds on your curiosity and good nature, begs you to click. A quick peek at the video, a chance to win a FREE [...]

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