2016

August 19, 2016
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Sometimes a glitch is more than a glitch. Sometimes, that glitch grinds much of the country to a halt. And it gets the company involved hauled in front of Congress to explain itself.

Recent airline techno-disasters at Delta and Southwest—and United last year—have made one thing clear: Systems designed to keep America moving in the air are far too fragile. Are they just too old?

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August 18, 2016
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Pick a subject, any subject, and there are myths and pure nonsense that someone will buy into.

Birds will die if they eat the uncooked rice flung at newlyweds. (Nope) If you eat Mentos and drink Diet Coke simultaneously your stomach will explode. (Hardly) You only have one credit score. (Wrong) Napoleon was short. (At 5’ 6”, his height was... Read More
August 16, 2016
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It doesn’t matter how much of a morning person you are: No one enjoys answering an unexpected knock on the door at 7 a.m., let alone from someone you don’t know. Now imagine the stranger is there to tell you you’re being sued over a debt that isn’t yours. That’s a rough way to start the day.

For Rich Snapp, that was the morning of Sept. 16, 2015. It was a bad Wednesday, but it was just the beginning of a bizarre and frustrating...

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August 15, 2016
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By Contance Brinkley-Badgett

What if someone told you that you could use some of the words from your all-time favorite song as your password? Not only that, but that it could actually be as effective as some difficult-to-remember imbroglio like Ge0rg34m@gr!|| — you know, something like what your IT department sends you as a start-up password.

Would you...

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August 12, 2016
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By Jill Krasny

Sometimes searching for a rental home on Craigslist can feel like looking for a needle in a haystack. And identity thieves have allegedly found a way to throw a monkey wrench into the process.

According to one Reddit user, fraudsters are using the...

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August 10, 2016
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Picture this: The car is full. You’re navigating by the side mirrors while doing a mental inventory of everything you packed and wondering if you are going to make it to the realtor’s office in time to pick up the keys for your vacation rental. You have absolutely no idea what the kids are doing in the back seat.

Now forget the massive distraction of that summer road trip and consider the bigger picture. It doesn’t matter how...

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July 29, 2016
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U.S. intelligence agencies have “high confidence” that the Russian government instigated the hack of the Democratic National Committee. Stolen emails were released by WikiLeaks, whose founder, Julian Assange, has said he does not want Hillary Clinton to win the presidential...

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July 28, 2016
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In the words of President Obama, it's "fair to say this is not your typical election." Though he was speaking of the choice Americans must make between two very different candidates come November, they also apply to the role cyber security is playing in the election and the way it is shaping the conversation about data protection.

U.S. intelligence agencies have "high confidence" that the Russian government played a role in the...

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July 19, 2016
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There is a major disconnect, on a number of levels, between information security officers ready to purchase cyber liability coverage and the insurance brokers and underwriters eager to meet that demand.

That’s the big takeaway from a new study by security think tank The SANS Institute and insurance industry researcher ...

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July 19, 2016
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Thanks to identity thieves, parents have one more thing to worrk about as they prepare their children for school: protecting their kids from identity theft. Check out our latest infographic to better understand how they're susceptible and to get our protection tips.

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