Posts Tagged ‘Privacy’

Tip of the Week: ‘Secure’ Browsing Doesn’t Mean ‘Private’

Posted March 14, 2018 by
Internet browsers, for the most part, provide enough security for the average user to come out unscathed. Nowadays, people deal with many more threats than they once did, but by in large, users stay secure when using today’s most popular browsers. Privacy, however, is a whole different matter. Nearly every brand of browser offers some…

Do You Use Two-Factor Authentication? If So, You’re in the Minority

Posted January 02, 2018 by
Two-factor authentication, also known as 2FA, is a very beneficial addition to consider for your cybersecurity. However, a research study unearthed a few surprising takeaways that indicate that 2FA may not be adopted as much as one might expect it to be. Researchers at Duo Labs, using data compiled by Survey Sampling International, designed a…

Boosting Your Security Only Takes Another Layer of Authentication

Posted November 07, 2017 by
Data breaches are so common nowadays that you’re lucky not to see one in the breaking news section of any news outlet. How is your business preparing for the inevitable data breach of intellectual properly and sensitive information? You need to start considering preventative measures, like two-factor authentication, to keep your data secure. The main…

Google Is Increasing Security For High-Risk Users

Posted November 03, 2017 by
Wouldn’t it be great if you could take advantage of a built-in security feature that could lock down your Google services in the event of a potential data breach? Thanks to attacks on high-profile users, Google is now offering this service to those who are at considerable risk of having their accounts hacked. This type…

Alert: New ATM Scam Can Steal 32,000 Card Numbers Per Machine

Posted October 04, 2016 by
Banks and companies that manage automated teller machines, better known as ATMs, have been warned against another method thieves have been utilizing to commit identity theft–by no less than the Secret Service. Machines in Connecticut and Pennsylvania have been found to have periscope skimmer devices attached inside, especially in those machines with openable lids that…

According to FBI Director, Privacy is a Misnomer

Posted September 28, 2016 by
There’s an ongoing debate concerning whether the United States Constitution gives the American government the right to access data held on electronic devices by its citizens. In case they didn’t make themselves heard clearly enough, the director of the FBI, James Comey, has released a statement at Symantec’s Annual Government Symposium. You might not like…

For NATO, Cyberspace Is Today’s Frontline

Posted September 07, 2016 by
It’s clear that security professionals have waged war with hackers since the Internet’s inception, but NATO has reaffirmed that cybersecurity is not just a localized problem; it’s a nation-state-wide issue, and one that needs to be addressed. Just like land, air, and sea, cyberspace is now an operational domain, a place that can be considered…

Couple Jailed For Scamming More Than A Million Dollars From The IRS

Posted August 19, 2016 by
It all goes to show: don’t mess with the IRS. The prison system has two new residents, after Anthony Alika, 42, and his wife Sonia, 27, were sentenced for filing fraudulent tax returns through the often-exploited “Get Transcript” site maintained by the Internal Revenue Service. In addition to their incarceration, the Alikas will each be…

Warning: It’s Now A Crime To Share Your Netflix Password

Posted August 01, 2016 by
“What’re you in for?” a prison inmate asks. “I shared my Netflix password with my sister,” you say. This conversation might be absurd, but according to a recent ruling in accordance with the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act, it’s one that could actually happen. Now, sharing your Netflix password to let someone catch up on…

A Law From 1986 Shouldn’t Govern Email Privacy In 2016

Posted May 02, 2016 by
Are you familiar with the protections in place that ensure that your digital communications remain private? What’s keeping an entity like the government from going through your emails? In the United States, the government uses a loophole in an outdated law to access the digital information they want from its citizens. If you’re concerned about…

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