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“Shellshock” Software Bug May Pose Significant Security Threat

Security experts have detected a new bug with the potential to infiltrate hundreds of millions of devices. The bug is being called “Shellshock” and professionals worry that it could be even more disruptive than “Heartbleed” proved to be last spring. Shellshock exists as a flawed piece of open-source coding that was written in 1987 by […]

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What to do if You’re a Victim Of The Dairy Queen Breach

In August, we reported on a possible Dairy Queen data breach, which the company has only recently officially confirmed. Dairy Queen announced late last week that the “Backoff” malware that has been plaguing retailers and consumers alike was installed on point of sale systems in 395 U.S. store locations. Law enforcement officials apparently discovered the […]

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Identity Thief Stole $45,000 a Day from Taxpayers

By its own estimates, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) issued three million fraudulent tax refunds to fraudsters in 2013, resulting in a $5.2 billion loss for taxpayers. In reality, that number could be far higher. This kind of identity theft has tripled in the last three years alone. Corey Williams used to work as a […]

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Thousands of Companies Still Vulnerable To Heartbleed

Recent events suggests that hackers’ skills are evolving faster than those of data security experts, with new breaches occurring on a regular basis and compromising the personal information of millions of Americans. But it’s not only the new threats that you have to worry about. Many consumers assume that once a specific attack is uncovered, […]

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Illinois Attorney General Speaks Out On Data Breaches

Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan warned consumers about the dangers of identity theft and urged them to take defensive measures in the form of credit monitoring and identity theft protection services. “Identity theft is a serious threat to consumers,” she told ABC News. “It’s critical to start incorporating extra precautions in your daily routine to […]

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Don’t Get Hooked By Phishing!

In 2013, cybercriminals perpetrated a shocking 1,227 phishing attacks every day, resulting in an estimated total loss of $5.9 billion according to the 2013 EMC Fraud Report. It’s therefore crucial to be aware of the latest techniques cybercriminals are using so you don’t become a victim. Phishing is a crime that is relatively cheap and […]

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‘Bash’ Bug Could Be Worse Than Heartbleed

Cyber-security experts are raising the alarm over a new software vulnerability called “Bash” or “Shellshock” that some say could prove more devastating than Heartbleed. On a scale of one to 10, the Department of Homeland Security’s National Vulnerability Database calls the severity of the threat a 10. Prominent security blogger Brian Krebs predicts that the […]

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How To Wipe Your iPhone’s Data Before Selling It

With the exciting launch of the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus, many people are making the move to upgrade their phones. But what happens when you sell your old device? Unfortunately, the buyer could gain access to a wide range of your personal data if you fail to wipe the information adequately. Phones and other […]

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Apple Secures iPhones From Police Oversight

Apple has further increased the security of its devices, much to the dismay of both local and national law enforcement. We usually consider security as a precaution meant to keep out cybercriminals. However, Apple is now taking defensive action against surveillance teams on the right side of the law. Last year, Apple and its competitors […]

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JPMorgan Chase Data Breach: 76 Million Affected

JPMorgan Chase, America’s largest banking institution, reported that a security breach discovered this summer affected 76 million households and 7 million small businesses. The breach began in June and was discovered in July, and until a few weeks ago JPMorgan officials reported that only 1 million households were compromised and stating that they believed their […]

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4 Things You Still Need To Know About Heartbleed

Recent reports indicate that hundreds of thousands of servers, routers and Internet devices belonging to some of the world’s top companies are still vulnerable to Heartbleed six months after the public first learned of the security flaw. That, in turn, puts countless consumers at serious risk of identity theft. The news is disturbing, as it […]

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October Is National Cyber Security Awareness Month

President Barack Obama has once again declared October to be National Cyber Security Awareness Month (NCSAM). Ten years ago, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and the National Cyber Security Alliance created the NCSAM initiative in an effort to unite governmental and industrial efforts towards creating a safer and more secure online experience for every […]

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