Back To School: Child Identity Theft Prevention Tips

By | August 14th, 2017|Identity Protection|

“Child identity theft or fraud will affect one in four children before they are 18 years old,” says Michael Bruemmer, Vice President of Consumer Protection at Experian Consumer Services. Children are especially lucrative targets for cyber criminals as parents don’t typically check their child’s credit report, where the theft can go unnoticed for several years. [...]

Spotting Travel Scams

By | July 10th, 2017|Malware and Scams|

Summer vacation is prime time for identity theft and fraud. We recently shared tips to help consumers stay secure and keep a relaxing trip from turning into a headache. But what about the risks before you’ve stepped out the door? Travel scams are among the most popular online threats facing consumers. According to a recent [...]

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 [...]

Memorial Day Bargain or Scam? Tips for Secure Online Shopping

By | May 27th, 2016|Identity Protection, Malware and Scams|

National holidays are a time to get together with family, enjoy some time off, and relax. Unfortunately, they’re also a gold mine for cyber criminals. With Memorial Day almost upon us, retailers are promoting their special offers for the holiday weekend. To keep your online shopping deals from turning into a hacker’s opportunity to steal, [...]

Keeping Kids Safe From Identity Theft

By | December 7th, 2015|Identity Protection|

It’s something you may not think about very often—your child’s personally identifiable information being used for identity theft. Most children’s Social Security number (SSN) and personal information remain unused until they turn 18, leaving years for identity thieves to cause serious damage. It’s common for parents to use a child’s SSN for routine activities, like [...]

Industry News Recap: Secure Holiday Shopping

By | November 5th, 2015|Industry News|

This year, the holiday shopping season began the moment Halloween came to an end. As shopping picks up, both online and off, it’s important to keep the safety of your personal information in mind. Here’s a quick recap of recent news stories and some helpful tips to keep you safe and secure: The Basics: Safe [...]

News Recap: Cyber Information Sharing Act Moves Past Senate

By | July 11th, 2014|Uncategorized|

This week, the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence approved the Cyber Information Sharing Act (CISA). While some consider this bill to be a big step towards improving cyber security, others find it controversial.Gregory McNeal of Forbes explains, “the bill is intended to help companies and the government thwart hackers and other cyber-intrusions. The bill passed [...]

News Recap: eBay Gets Hacked and Facebook Updates Privacy Settings

By | May 23rd, 2014|Uncategorized|

This week, online security has seen both ups and downs in the headlines. Online auction website, eBay, sent out a news release announcing that user passwords and personal information had been compromised by a cyber attack. On the other side of the coin, Facebook announced that in it’s latest round of updates, it has changed [...]

News Recap: Retailers Will Share Data To Battle Cybercrime

By | May 16th, 2014|Uncategorized|

This week, The Retail Industry Leaders Association (RILA) announced the launch of an intelligence center where retailers can exchange information about data breaches and threats to help protect against cybercrimes.According to the Associated Press, RILA’s president Sandy Kennedy said that retailers have a common goal: to protect their business against cyber threats.“It’s really in everyone’s [...]

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