Digital Privacy

November 13, 2017
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A recent Google study found that phishing exploits are far more likely to be the cause of account takeovers than the information compromised by data breach or malware.

The study, “Data Breaches, Phishing, or Malware? Understanding the Risks of Stolen Credentials...

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November 13, 2017
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Eat healthy. Exercise more. Spend more time with friends and family.

We all have the best intentions when we kick off a new year. But we often forget to tend to another aspect of our identities—safeguarding our personal information from identity thieves.

Resolve to protect your identity with these five tips:

1. Shred it. Buy a quality...

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November 10, 2017
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If a shady looking character told you to give him pictures of yourself naked, would you? How about a video? What if he told you that it was for your own good? Even if you have less sense than one of the rocks in Kim Jong-un’s head, you wouldn’t do it.

Now what if Facebook asked you for nudes? According to The Verge, the social media...

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November 3, 2017
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Did members of the royal family go under the knife at an upscale London plastic surgery clinic? A recent hack at London Bridge Plastic Surgery may reveal the answer to that—and many other questions you never thought to ask.

Setting aside the obvious follow-up questions (Do you care? Is it any of your...

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November 3, 2017
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In the wake of the Equifax breach, many consumers are still unprepared for fraud and searching for identity theft protection—a challenging endeavor considering the many options available.

To meet demand, CyberScout has created CyberScout HQ, an online...

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October 30, 2017
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The odds you don’t know already know about Apple’s latest attempt at market domination — the iPhone X — are about even with the possibility that President Trump will stop using hand gestures when explaining something. That said, it is quite possible that you have not yet heard why the iPhone X should worry you.

“In its continuing war on inconvenience,” Andy Greenberg of ...

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October 27, 2017
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When you suspect you’re a victim of identity theft, the CyberScout Resolution Center is there to help restore your good name and credit.

But did you know that our experts also can help you take critical measures to protect your identity—and your family’s—before identity theft and related fraud strikes?

Certain situations and behaviors can put you at greater risk of cyber crime. Losing a...

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October 26, 2017
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Modern internet banking mobile apps cover a range of services. With your smartphone, you can open an account, secure a loan, buy securities and get many other services that previously required an in-person transaction.

There are still some hidden dangers behind these conveniences. It’s easier now to lose all the money in your bank account—and much more difficult to get it back. Banks need solid proof of noninvolvement.

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October 19, 2017
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The quantity of things that Americans leave at TSA checkpoints is staggering.

Last year alone, the TSA collected nearly $1 million worth of coins and bills forgotten by travelers at security checkpoints. At the Los Angeles International Airport in a singlemonth in 2015, the TSA found 154 laptops, 98 cell phones, 229 driver’s licenses, 18 iPads, and 32 wallets—3,705 items in all, according to the LA Times.

And each year, this figure rises.

So imagine how many laptops will...

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October 13, 2017
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The number of Internet of Things (IoT) devices in use is forecasted to hit 8.4 billion this year. That’s more than the human population on planet Earth. And with successful attacks like Mirai (which was the malware used in the 2016 Dyn cyberattack) already a part of the IoT story, there’s plenty to worry about.

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