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Health Care Data Security Still Lags Behind

Despite looming security threats, health care still seems to be lagging behind in its digital defenses. With the number of data breaches that struck the industry in the past year, these security gaps raise obvious concerns, especially about their contribution to the possibility of identity theft. How have data breaches affected health care? According to […]

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5 Apps to Help You Stay Safe While Traveling

If there’s one thing that’s sure to make your travel checklist whenever you leave the house, it’s got to be your smartphone. Whether you’re taking off on a cross-country road trip, catching a flight to someplace tropical or planning a railway excursion through Europe, there’s no doubt your phone will play a major role in […]

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Security Flaws Found in State Health Insurance Websites

The Affordable Care Act gives each state the option to create its own health insurance exchange in which those who do not already have employer-based coverage can shop around for an individual policy – possibly qualifying for subsidies in the process. Those states that do not create exchanges automatically default to a federal exchange. In […]

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4 Steps To Guard Yourself Against Digital Carjacking

Having internet-enabled vehicles has offered a world of conveniences and enhancements, but just like any other bit of technology, there is also the risk of hacking. In this case, the act is referred to as “digital carjacking” or “car hacking.” Security researchers Charlie Miller and Chris Valasek proved the possibility of digital carjacking in 2014 […]

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Global Citizens Increasingly Concerned About Online Security

If you worry about your privacy on the internet, you’re not alone. A new global survey by the Centre for International Governance Innovation found that 57 percent of respondents are more concerned about their online safety than they were a year ago. Considering how many corporations and government agencies that have been affected by data […]

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How Corporations Can Take Responsibility for Data Protection

With the amount of data that companies now collect, security has become a bigger concern for consumers, especially when considering their vulnerability to identity theft. For the most part, companies have seemed to listen to these concerns. According to a 2015 PricewaterhouseCoopers survey, businesses – particularly small organizations – are spending more than 25 percent […]

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What You Need To Do After A Data Breach

Data breaches are becoming exceedingly common, affecting even some big and trusted corporations. While you may not have to treat these incidents as an inevitability just yet, it’s beneficial to have a plan in the event that you become a victim. This rings true for businesses and consumers alike. For businesses A data breach can […]

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5 Cybersecurity Tips From The Experts

In an age where the threats of data breaches and identity theft are looming over every internet user, it’s more important than ever to understand the steps to protect yourself. Thankfully, there are plenty of resources available to make sure you’re doing everything right online. However, instead of having to sift through all of these […]

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How Your Smartphone Is Tracking You

Smartphones may be smarter than you realize. In fact, many of them use tracking features to gather detailed location information about their users. While Apple’s service explains that it’s only there to “provide useful location-related information” for its users, some worry that if the data fell into the wrong hands, it could give fraudsters enough […]

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Accountants Encourage Consumer Protection Against Fraud

Though the tax return deadline has passed, U.S. accountants are still encouraging the best practices against identity theft and other types of fraud for taxpayers. The tips come in light of a new survey published by the American Institute of CPAs, which found that 50 percent of the 1,005 participating adults believe it is “at […]

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Are You Being Watched at Work?

If you work in an office, you almost certainly use a computer or mobile device to access the internet throughout the day. And if you’re like most people, you’ve probably used those devices for non-work related web surfing. Guess what? Your employer likely already knows. But don’t worry – unless it’s interfering with your work, […]

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How Much Have Hackers Made On Ransomware?

You’ve likely seen a ransom note in the movies portrayed as a jumble of cut-out letters demanding a large sum of money. In real life, though, ransoms have been taking a more digital form. Today, hackers are using malware to hold computer files hostage through encryption and asking the owners to pay for their release. […]

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