2013

August 9, 2013
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News was released this week of a phone scam being used in several states to get people hand over hundred of dollars or more in cash. A new survey has also showed that cyber risks are viewed as more important than natural disasters to many companies. Research also showed this week that the IRS is failing to keep...

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August 6, 2013
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Many Americans are learning they need to be extra careful when wiring money, as criminals come up with new ways to pilfer their cash. And once that money is sent, it is almost impossible to reverse the transaction or trace it to its final destination.

While sending money to a friend or loved one in a jam is...

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August 5, 2013
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Thirteen of the top 20 identity theft markets in the United States are located in Florida, and Miami has more reported cases of identity thefts than New York City. The high number of victims having their personal information stolen each year has made Florida the top state in the nation for identity theft.

In 2012, the...

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August 2, 2013
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Parents, add this to your back-to-school shopping list: identity theft protection tips and supplies.

I's that hectic time of year again when you’re repeatedly...

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July 31, 2013
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Internet users are more likely to share personal information with a companies they trust. But how do businesses gain that trust? By clearly describing to their customers how exactly the company will use their personal information, according to a new Forrester Research report completed by data analytics provider...

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July 29, 2013
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As Americans hit the road this summer for road trips and other vacations, many may be accessing public wireless networks along the way to stay in touch with friends and family back home, check their emails or do some research on their destination. Next month, college students will start heading back to campus, too...

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July 26, 2013
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Data privacy and security took center stage in the news this week when it was announced five men had been indicted in what could be the largest-known data breach scheme in the United States. A report announced by McAfee this week also shined a light on just how expensive cybercriminal activity costs U.S. companies every...

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July 24, 2013
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A number of states are taking a second look at how they collect and sell patient health information. The move comes as a result of a June report from Bloomberg News and a Harvard University professor that showed some patient information was at risk of being exposed to the public due to Washington state selling...

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July 24, 2013
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Smishing is an identity theft scheme that involves sending consumers text messages containing a link to a fraudulent website or a phone number in an attempt to collect personal information. This scheme is becoming increasingly popular and consumers should know how to determine if they are being targeted by these...

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July 19, 2013
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071813_Weekly RoundupData tracking was a hot topic in the news this week. For one, Nordstrom customers heard some troubling news: The retailer is tracking them through their smartphone signals. Consumers also heard about the possibility the government could track... Read More

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