2016

May 25, 2016
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By Roger Yu

Payroll. Customer relationship management. Employee benefits.

These are a few of the common cost-of-doing-business functions most companies must expense and which many have chosen to outsource.

You can add network security to that list. In the digital age, all companies must come to grips with rising exposures to criminal hacking; and many,...

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May 25, 2016
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By Pierluigi Stella

The sheer idea of hacking into a network and stealing data is based on being stealthy. Hackers are really good at that.

The revelation last week that the password breach first reported by LinkedIn in 2012 was, in fact, much bigger than anyone thought, proves the point.

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May 23, 2016
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Quickly, what was your LinkedIn password in 2012? OK, now think of every password you have set at every service you use and make sure that LinkedIn password isn’t reused anywhere.

If ever you needed a reminder not to reuse passwords, here it is. We knew that LinkedIn got hacked in 2012, but at the time, we thought “only” 6.5 million passwords had been taken. Now, we learn the real figure...

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May 20, 2016
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A “debt collector” call can arrive at any time for just about anyone. Even if you’ve never missed a payment on a bill. There’s only one way to protect yourself: Know what questions to ask.

Debt collector telemarketing scams are incredibly persistent because they work. “Debt collectors” can sound scary, and when they catch consumers at the right time, they can quickly trick people into paying up before they realize what’s...

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May 20, 2016
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Summer will be here before you know it, and with it come new and old scams. As you consider possible escapes — travel to exotic places; trips to the beach, the mountains or the golf course; a staycation to get much needed work done around your house — bear in mind that these diversions provide the perfect opportunity for con artists and identity thieves just waiting to...

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May 17, 2016
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By Jeanine Skowronski

Maybe it’s a sudden influx of subprime credit card offers in your mailbox. Or a bill from an issuer you don’t recognize. Or, even, a debt collection notice regarding a charged-off account you never opened.

Whatever telltale sign emerges, you now have reason to believe a credit card has been taken out in your name. While...

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May 13, 2016
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By Brooke Niemeyer

If you’ve ever broken a bone, you may feel there’s no worse pain in the world. But a recent survey shows that one in five American’s would rather do just that than deal with identity theft.

Harris Poll conducted an online survey of 2,100 adults on behalf of Feedzai, a company focused on...

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May 13, 2016
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The Social Security Administration sent 352 million notices by snail mail in 2015. With volume like that — much of it containing valuable fraud-enabled information — you’d think the SSA would have a great system for protecting sensitive personally identifiable information from the constant threat of identity-related crime.

Think again.

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May 10, 2016
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By Jeanine Skowronski

Life can get hectic and, while media attention on big data breaches has certainly put folks on high alert, there are times when you slip and give some of your personal information away.

Lots of this info, like your credit card account and health insurance ID, can be changed with relative ease. There are nine little digits you’re...

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May 2, 2016
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It’s a trend reflecting the changing preferences of an increasingly diverse U.S. work force.

U.S. employers are increasingly offering so-called “voluntary benefits and services,” or VBS, as a carrot to retain valued employees. VBS includes things like critical-illness insurance, student loan repayment programs and even pet insurance, perks that are above and beyond core health care benefits.

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