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2013 is dubbed “The Year Of The Mega Breach”

Symantec’s 2014 Internet Security Threat Report called 2013 “The Year of the Mega Breach,” because there were 62 percent more data breaches last year than there were in 2012, and those breaches were much more widespread and damaging than any preceding ones. The report was based on research conducted throughout 2013, and analyzed and compiled […]

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Protect Yourself From Identity Theft As You Travel During The Holidays

The holiday season can be a great opportunity to travel, because it’s a festive time of year when you get a vacation from work and your kids finally have a break from school. You might be going to visit your extended family across the country or hopping on a flight to Paris. Wherever you’re going, […]

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Protect Against Identity Theft On Black Friday And Cyber Monday

The best shopping deals of the year kick off on the week of Thanksgiving with Black Friday and Cyber Monday, and shoppers everywhere are looking forward to crossing some items off their Christmas lists. This is a fun and festive time to hit the stores and get the holiday season off to the right start. […]

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Medical Identity Theft is America’s Fastest Growing Identity Crime

According to the ID Theft Center, medical identity theft is America’s fastest growing identity crime, and the Medical Identity Fraud Alliance (MIFA) reports that the number of identity theft cases in the medical industry has quadrupled within the last five years. The Risks of Medical Identity Theft Finances: According to the 2013 Ponemon Institute’s survey […]

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Biometric Solutions Being Explored to Curtail Identity Theft

Today’s businesses engage in a constant back-and-forth struggle with hackers and other parties that seek to gain access to their customers’ personal and financial data. While the number of significant data breaches that make the news, such as recent events at Kmart and JPMorgan, may make it seem like a losing battle, new and improved […]

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Former NFL Player Faces Prison Time in ID Theft Case

Richard Siler, a South Florida man who once played in the National Football League, just received a sentence of nearly 13 years in federal prison. Siler, who briefly was a member of the Miami Dolphins organization, was sentenced for his role in stealing the identities of more than 5,000 people, including their names and Social […]

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What the Oregon Breach Can Teach Us About ID Protection

Recently, the Oregon Employment Department announced its computer system was hacked and experienced a security data breach. It’s now in the process of notifying some 851,000 potential victims, along with offering them help. The Department stated that it became aware of the breach on October 6, following an anonymous tip an employee issued over voicemail […]

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Talk To Your Kids About Online Security Today

We protect our kids from injury when we make them wear bike helmets or look both ways when crossing the street, and it’s just as important to talk to them about identity protection and safe online practices. Growing up in today’s world is a unique experience. Children now have web-based technology incorporated into their play […]

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How To Keep Your Facebook Profile Secure

Facebook is a wonderful social media tool that allows us to share personal information, pictures and comments. However, none of us wants to share everything with everybody, so privacy settings and account security are of the utmost importance. Most people don’t know how to adequately secure their profiles, leaving their information vulnerable to people with […]

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Staples Data Breach: What to Know and How to Act

Yet again, a major retailer has announced that potentially thousands of its customers may have had their credit card information compromised by hackers in a large-scale data breach. Mark Cautela, senior public relations manager of the office supply superstore Staples released an official statement on October 21, 2014, saying that they were “in the process […]

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10 Ways to Avoid Identity Theft This Holiday Season

The holidays are just around the corner, and it’s time to start thinking about what gifts to buy your loved ones. The holiday shopping season is a fun-filled time, but it does present risks, since there are so many transactions taking place and more opportunities for identity theft to occur. Here are some ways you […]

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Facebook Tells the DEA to Stop Creating Fake Profiles

You assume everyone online is who they say they are, right? Well, it turns out you actually can’t be too careful when it comes to monitoring your social media connections. Facebook recently sent a letter of complaint to the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) for setting up a fake user profile to aid an investigation. […]

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