Your Online Data Security may be in Danger if you use Skype
Online Privacy

Your Online Data Security may be in Danger if you use Skype

Skype is often praised for being free to use, but your online data security may be the real price you...
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Why the boss should also be the privacy expert
Online Privacy

Why the boss should also be the privacy expert

If you're the head of a company, it's your duty to be no less than a privacy expert. Cyber criminals...
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Scorecard grades tech companies’ online privacy protection efforts
Online Privacy

Scorecard grades tech companies’ online privacy protection efforts

Facebook, AT&T, Verizon and Apple do almost nothing about the online privacy protection of your data.
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Social Media Privacy Laws Provide Protection for Employers and Employees
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Social Media Privacy Laws Provide Protection for Employers and Employees

Depending on where you live, you may be able to retain some of your social media privacy, even if some...
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Cybersecurity Online Privacy

Cyber Security Expert John Sileo on Free WiFi Hotspots

Cyber Security Expert John Sileo tells you how to protect yourself against hackers on Free WiFi Hotspots
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How long will Weiner’s bad online reputation haunt him?
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How long will Weiner’s bad online reputation haunt him?

Anthony Weiner is notorious for a gaffe made on Twitter, but will his online reputation recover?
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Cybersecurity Online Privacy

2 Truths & a Lie: Venture Capital Frenzy Misses Cyber Security Mark

Venture capital is targeting cyber security firms. This is a positive trend, but the VCs need to factor in the...
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Anti-fraud training could keep you from getting peeled like The Onion
Social Engineering

Anti-fraud training could keep you from getting peeled like The Onion

The Syrian Electronic Army strikes again, in a case that could have been avoided through anti-fraud training.
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Will cyber security training shield us from Chinese espionage?
Cybersecurity

Will cyber security training shield us from Chinese espionage?

The Pentagon has now openly accused China of launching online attacks on the U.S. Will your cyber security training withstand...
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Cyber theft ring scoffs at fraud prevention in $45 million heist
Social Engineering

Cyber theft ring scoffs at fraud prevention in $45 million heist

How good is our fraud prevention if thieves can heist $45 million in a matter of hours?
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Online reputation site must defend itself after losing customer data
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Online reputation site must defend itself after losing customer data

Online reputation services have a special responsibility to keep clients safe. How can you protect yourself when the very company...
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Cybersecurity Identity Theft Video Tips

Gladys Kravitz is Sniffing FREE WiFi Hotspots for Your Secrets

If you use free WiFi hotspots, you're asking to have your data sniffed, stolen and abused. Here are 3 helpful...
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Are Millennials ignoring online privacy protection?
Online Privacy

Are Millennials ignoring online privacy protection?

The Millennial generation tends to have a lax approach to online privacy protection - and it might put all of...
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A Darker Google: Shodan displays corporate internet privacy weaknesses
Online Privacy

A Darker Google: Shodan displays corporate internet privacy weaknesses

When was the last time you checked the internet privacy settings on your photocopier? Chances are your office is more...
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Data breach sees millions violated in LivingSocial hack
Cybersecurity

Data breach sees millions violated in LivingSocial hack

Do you use the discount site LivingSocial? If so, your email and password could now be a little more "social"...
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Mobile security training imperative for new gadgets like Google Glass
Cybersecurity

Mobile security training imperative for new gadgets like Google Glass

Google Glass shows us why there's never been a better time to increase focus on mobile security training.
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News & Media Online Privacy

Twitter privacy expert John Sileo talking with 9News on the AP hack

This Tweet disrupted the stock market as well as gold and oil prices: "Two explosions in the White House and...
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Online identity nightmare: will Twitter meet the challenge? Will we?
Online Privacy

Online identity nightmare: will Twitter meet the challenge? Will we?

The jaw-dropping attack on the Associated Press earlier this week may finally cause Twitter to start safeguarding our online identity...
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Associated Press Twitter Account Hacked by Syrian Electronic Army

The Associated Press' primary Twitter account was hacked today, allegedly by the Syrian Electronic Army, who posted a fake bombing...
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Your online reputation has a life of its own…even after you die
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Your online reputation has a life of its own…even after you die

Here's a spooky thought: there's a good chance your online reputation could outlive you on the web - and still...
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Fraud awareness training: Catch liars and keep your secrets safe
Social Engineering

Fraud awareness training: Catch liars and keep your secrets safe

Some fundamental fraud awareness training can help in your everyday life: next time someone's talking about your information, watch their...
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WordPress a new target in latest online data security threat
Cybersecurity

WordPress a new target in latest online data security threat

Do you manage a blog or company site powered by Wordpress? If so, your online data security may be in...
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Social media privacy? Facebook snoops even when you're not logged in
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Social media privacy? Facebook snoops even when you're not logged in

Despite their claim to being aware of social media privacy, "Big Brother" Facebook continues to mine user activity for ad...
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Cyber security expert: SEC chairman pointing efforts in right direction
Cybersecurity

Cyber security expert: SEC chairman pointing efforts in right direction

Mary Jo White, the new chairwoman of the SEC, looks like she's making investors' online security a priority. Will it...
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Identity Theft

Identity theft and fraud a pitfall, even for government workers

Though businesses have reasons to be concerned about their susceptibility to identity theft and fraud, government contractors should be fine,...
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Online privacy alert: Who’s reading your Gmail? It might be the FBI
Online Privacy

Online privacy alert: Who’s reading your Gmail? It might be the FBI

Everybody knows that online privacy is in the eye of the beholder. The FBI is stepping up its game -...
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Facebook scoffs at social media privacy by taking over Home page
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Facebook scoffs at social media privacy by taking over Home page

All Facebook Home will cost you is... well ... your right to social media privacy on your Android phone. That's...
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Fraud protection called to testify: John Roberts’ credit info stolen
Social Engineering

Fraud protection called to testify: John Roberts’ credit info stolen

If you're on the fence about the merits of fraud protection, just trust me: if it can happen to a...
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Do you have the right cyber security training to take a joke?
Cybersecurity

Do you have the right cyber security training to take a joke?

A coworker sends you an email that promises funny pictures or a viral video. You click, forgetting what you'd learned...
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Data security breach attacks intensify as banks’ websites are struck
Cybersecurity

Data security breach attacks intensify as banks’ websites are struck

Major American banks saw hackers take over their websites recently. We're talking about an explicit data security breach disabling official...
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Data privacy not really a big part of Big Data
Online Privacy

Data privacy not really a big part of Big Data

Big Data is an economic juggernaut as well as a ripe opportunity to forfeit your profitable data privacy. Businesses and...
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Identity Theft

Identity theft training crucial for companies great and small

With all the news about fraud hitting big name companies, you might think that identity theft training is only for...
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eBay online fraud leaves you saddled with debt, junk you didn’t order
Social Engineering

eBay online fraud leaves you saddled with debt, junk you didn’t order

Sending unwanted orders to the innocent is an old, online fraud scam that most of us are aware of. But...
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Once you go hack, you’ll never go back: Facebook scheme wreaking havoc on digital reputation
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Once you go hack, you’ll never go back: Facebook scheme wreaking havoc on digital reputation

Facebook identity thefts are nothing new. The social media site has been the vehicle for all sorts of fake links...
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Product Review: Deluxe High Security Checks offer banking security
Identity Theft

Product Review: Deluxe High Security Checks offer banking security

Proper check fraud prevention is of the utmost importance, especially at a time when instances of data crime are on...
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Embarrassing hack has movie studio turning fifty shades of red
Cybersecurity

Embarrassing hack has movie studio turning fifty shades of red

A hack doesn't always target your personal secrets or your bank account. If you're a celebrity, sometimes it's enough to...
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Fraud Training (Not Technology) is the Achilles Heel of Cyber Security
Cybersecurity Social Engineering

Fraud Training (Not Technology) is the Achilles Heel of Cyber Security

Ignoring fraud training as the foundation of your cyber security strategy is like counting on Google to educate your kids....
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Identity Theft Social Engineering Video Tips

Check washing & check fraud can dirty your spring cleaning

Watch this quick video to see how easy check fraud is using a simple check washing technique and how easy...
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Stop Check Fraud with Security Checks
Identity Theft Social Engineering

Stop Check Fraud with Security Checks

Security checks safeguard you not only against check washing, but other high tech forms of check fraud as well. Find...
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Google drove by your house and took down your information without you knowing…
Online Privacy

Google drove by your house and took down your information without you knowing…

It's not just hackers that make a habit of scooping your information. Google has had a notoriously dodgy record when...
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Look before you 'like': The unseen perils of being friendly on Facebook
Online Privacy

Look before you 'like': The unseen perils of being friendly on Facebook

Social media seems to be all about spreading the love. If you like something, you show it by clicking the...
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Celebrity hackers target Michelle Obama, Hollywood stars and… you!
Identity Theft

Celebrity hackers target Michelle Obama, Hollywood stars and… you!

What exactly separates you from Michelle Obama and the growing list of ID theft victims? Certainly you aren't as likely...
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More information revealed on Facebook hackers
Cybersecurity

More information revealed on Facebook hackers

Remember those strikes against Facebook, Apple and Microsoft a few weeks ago? New data has given us a little more...
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Darwin Awards: identity thief thinks she looks more like victim than victim does
Identity Theft

Darwin Awards: identity thief thinks she looks more like victim than victim does

Bloopers: An identity thief in Colorado presents the very same driver's license she stole from a waitress TO the waitress...
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Scam callers prey on the uninformed, even today
Social Engineering

Scam callers prey on the uninformed, even today

Here's a classic criminal chestnut: the phone rings. It's an operator from the government, informing you that you've been selected...
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InsightOne20 Small Business Conference in Los Angeles
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InsightOne20 Small Business Conference in Los Angeles

Those interested in how to prevent identity theft can attend the InsightOne20 conference on March 16, where John Sileo will...
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Thieves could now be targeting your medical records
Social Engineering

Thieves could now be targeting your medical records

Businesses may already be rushing to protect their financial information, but other kinds of personal data are at risk, too....
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Why LifeLock might not be the identity theft monitoring service for you
Identity Theft

Why LifeLock might not be the identity theft monitoring service for you

Do you trust LifeLock to help protect your identity? The answer to that question can be just as crucial as...
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Consumers sick of identity theft and ready to fight back…are you?
Identity Theft

Consumers sick of identity theft and ready to fight back…are you?

2013 could go down in history as the Year of the Hack, or the Year of the Counter-Attack. The choice...
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CEOs taking notice of online privacy threats?
Cybersecurity

CEOs taking notice of online privacy threats?

Threats to online security have been coming thick and fast. But a new study shows that CEO's may finally be...
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Cybersecurity Identity Theft

What to do if you're an Evernote user (since they were hacked)

If you're an Evernote note-taking software user, your account username and password have been hacked. Here are the steps you...
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Last year there were 20 identity thefts per minute
Identity Theft

Last year there were 20 identity thefts per minute

Here's a pop quiz: how many incidents of identity theft do you think happened in 2012? How often do you...
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Major cyber attack likely to happen this year, experts say
Cybersecurity

Major cyber attack likely to happen this year, experts say

It's no secret that the US is vulnerable to a debilitating online attack. But many top IT security professionals have...
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Identity Theft

Sileo Identity Theft Prevention & Online Privacy Checklist

Identity theft prevention is not a one-time solution. You must accumulate layers of privacy and security over time. The following...
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Jeep jacked and Burger King busted as company Twitter feeds get hacked

So far 2013 has been the Year of the Hack, as the past few weeks have proven positively lousy with...
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Top Tips for Tax-time Identity Theft Prevention: Part 2
Identity Theft

Top Tips for Tax-time Identity Theft Prevention: Part 2

Secure your computers and copy machines from tax-time identity thieves that take advantage of this time of year. Last year,...
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Cybersecurity

Spotlight: When will we wake up and recognize threats to online security?

Cyber-attacks are a danger we face on a grand scale, not just as individuals, but as a country. The past few...
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Cybersecurity

Conference Preview: 'Thieves, Hackers, and Facebook Attackers'

February 26-28 will mark the presentation of the National Association of Federal Credit Unions (NAFCU)'s Technology and Security Conference in...
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Cybersecurity

Apple users get hacked just like Windows

Myth: Mac users are armored against viruses, malware and identity theft.
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Social Engineering

Tax Fraud Can Happen With Anyone's Data…Even Yours

While some identity thieves are content simply to swipe your credit card numbers or bank passwords, others have bigger goals....
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Cybersecurity Online Privacy

Facebook Exposed (By Humans) to Vicious Strain of Malware

Think that a social media giant like Facebook is safe from data security breaches? Think again. Facebook security posted a...
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Online Privacy

Social Media Privacy Can Sabotage Your Digital Reputation

Your social media privacy, if ignored, can leave your digital reputation on life support.
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Digital Reputations Are Quickly Becoming Currency in the Business World

Are we entering an age where one's digital reputation is a form of career currency - or are we already...
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Identity Theft Online Privacy Social Engineering

Protect yourself and your business from the dangers of malware

How sure are you that your company's computers aren't being used against you for purposes of fraud and identity theft?
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Employee Live-Tweets Her Firing From Company Account (Ouch)

Let's start with a tip today. If you fire your company's social media manager, you might want to disable their...
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Online Privacy

Obama Finally Takes Charge on Cyber Security with Executive Order

It took getting bit in public, but the President has finally taken a firm stance on online privacy protection with...
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Online Privacy Video Tips

Stop Online Tracking Ep. 5: Flush Your Cookies

Do you realize that your surfing data is being captured by software cookies that let websites track your every move?...
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Online Privacy

Do Free Email Services Cut The Legs Out From Under Users' Online Privacy?

How secure do you think your email really is? Would you be surprised to learn that your inbox is scanned...
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News & Media Online Privacy

Clean Up Your Online Profile with Fox and Friends

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Online Privacy

Embarrassing Bush Family Emails Hacked and You're Next

Okay. All former presidents of the United States whose family members had their email accounts hacked recently, step forward.
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Cybersecurity Identity Theft Online Privacy Video Tips

How to Stop Email Account Hackers (Fox & Friends)

Has your email account ever been taken over? If so, you know that it is incredibly violating. This video tip...
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Identity Theft Social Engineering

Employees Burned by ID Theft Often Turn to Insider Fraud

Remember when we said inside fraud can be a slow burn that turns a business to ash? Well the same...
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Online Privacy

Facebook claims to offer 'transparency' about targeted ads

Facebook will now identify ads that have been targeted at users based on browser histories, ZIP codes and other data...
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Online Privacy Video Tips

Stop Online Tracking Ep. 4: Enable Do Not Track

Most browsers have a Do Not Track feature that sends a message to websites that you don't want your browsing...
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Online Privacy

China Hacks Wall Street Journal. Is Your Business Next?

Quick! Name a major international newspaper that wasn't hacked last week. It might be harder than you think.
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Online Privacy

Data security dealt another body blow as Twitter gets hacked

About 250,000 Twitter accounts may have been hacked last week. Was yours one of them?
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Online Privacy

FTC chairman resigns, but online privacy threats persist

Word broke last week that the chairman of the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), Jon Leibowitz, will step down from his...
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Study: People remember your Facebook status updates more than books

Get this. A new study says that your Facebook status updates are more memorable to people today than carefully crafted...
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Social Engineering

Inside fraud goes 'low and slow,' burns businesses for years

Most inside fraud is committed using the barbecue approach - "low and slow."
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Online Privacy Video Tips

Stop Online Tracking Ep. 3: Turn on Private Browsing

Do you want to surf the internet without having every click recorded in your browser history? Watch this video to...
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Online Privacy

Maintaining Privacy While Living in a Digital Fishbowl

"When you put something out there, anyone can see it - from a future job interviewer to an internet creep."
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Social Engineering

Without fraud training, companies are guaranteed to go down for the count

Insider fraud struck again yesterday, this time resulting in charges being filed by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).
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Social Engineering

Fighting Friendly Fraud (Webinar): 5 Insider Theft Secrets to Protect You

If you've ever said to yourself "My trusted employees would never commit fraud," or "we're too small to be a...
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Social Engineering

Anti-fraud training critical to avoiding betrayal, losing trust of customers

The havoc wrought by insider fraud can have far-reaching consequences for both your company and clientele. Several recent examples have...
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A lesson in digital reputation management from zombies

As it turns out, there could be a real zombie apocalypse on the way, in the form of old Web...
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Identity Theft

Hackers Steal Business Identity Via Your Browser With Java Exploit

You should take five minutes to understand Java browser threat before it undermines your security.
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Online Privacy Video Tips

Stop Online Tracking Ep. 2: Log Out of Spying Sites

To better protect your online privacy and lessen browser tracking, watch this quick tip about logging out of certain websites...
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Online Privacy

Combating the disturbingly short attention span for online privacy

Over the weekend, Instagram's new terms of service went into effect. If your head wasn't buried in the sand in...
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Online Privacy

3 Myths Around Facebook Graph Search

Although Facebook has tried to address these concerns, if you read the fine print, there's still reason to worry about...
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Online Privacy

Geolocation Data Lets Thieves Know When To Rob You

Take a moment to think about the last time you "checked in" somewhere on a social media site or were...
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Online Privacy Video Tips

Stop Online Tracking (6 Part Series with Fox & Friends)

Have you ever wanted to know how to keep corporations and thieves from spying on your private browsing information? This...
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Online Privacy

Facebook Graph Search is a Social Media Privacy Nightmare

Graph Search also makes it easier for the information you shared willingly to be found by friends, friends-of-friends and others...
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Online Privacy Video Tips

Is There a Good Side to Facebook?

Your children are going to Facebook with our without your approval and help. Take advantage of their interest in the...
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Will Data Privacy Survive in the Information Wild West?

As a relatively new "frontier," the lack of basic governing principles on the internet - what is permissible, who is...
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Online Privacy

CES panel highlights social media privacy and the dangers of ignoring the issue

"We live in public." This was a statement made by a 22-year-old individual participating in a panel discussion about Generation...
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Online Privacy Video Tips

Does Facebook Chemically Addict My Child?

We are chemically addicted to Facebook because our brain rewards us when we talk about ourselves (and that's what social...
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Identity Theft

Identity Theft: Don't Fool Me Once and Definitely Don't Fool Me Twice

Too often we hear about what steps people should take after they have been victims of identity theft and fraud....
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Identity Theft

No free lunches online, but plenty of threats to privacy

There's no such thing as a free lunch. That's more true than ever when it comes to "free" online resources...
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Mission Impossible: Self-Destructing Digital Messages Still Fictional

In "Mission: Impossible," messages would self-destruct five seconds after being viewed. But, in real life, any application that claims to...
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Online reputation management and your future

Michigan Governor Rick Snyder signed a bill last week prohibiting employers and educational institutions in the state from asking applicants...
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