Posts Tagged 'identity theft'

When it comes to data breaches there are hits and there are misses. And then there are hits. Today, there was a hit. Yahoo Inc., a long-time, major tech player, confirmed a massive breach, affecting up to 500 million Yahoo users. Usernames, protected passwords, dates of birth, associated email addresses and more were allegedly stolen […]

Who doesn’t look forward to their next vacation or holiday? With a simple plane ticket, you can be off to enjoy relaxing family time or to an exotic location. These are chances to let go of worries, which can naturally lead people to be careless. But that also invites danger, as far as cybersecurity is […]

A couple years ago I was messing around on my computer before dinner.   My wife came in with a strange look on her face as she told the person on the phone, “I think you might want to talk to my husband about that.” Once on the phone I was greeted with, “Hi, this is […]

Every year, sporting events around the world become a desirable target for cyber criminals preying on unsuspecting tourists, many of which are browsing for information online and using various WiFi hotspots that make them vulnerable to data theft. There are a number of factors that make these types of events appealing to cyber criminals, the […]

Starting college marks the first of many adulting firsts — first dorm room, first roommate, first no-curfew-on-a-school-night — indeed, there are so many mind-blowing firsts to celebrate and enjoy. Unfortunately, going from mom and dad’s house to your own domain with new tech habits also opens up your personal information. So, along with Freshman English and […]