Cyber hygiene, as the analogy implies, is similar to personal hygiene. It is the information security equivalent of a simple routine that minimizes your online vulnerability. The general idea is that the bits and pieces of your online data are like your teeth; the better care you take of them regularly, the better shape they […]
Not that long ago, your doctor kept all of your health-related data in paper charts stored in a manila folder. Every time you visited your physician, the nurse would take notes in the chart and the doc would add info about your symptoms, prescribed medication and more.
After years of renting, you are, in a word, done. You are tired of putting your hard-earned money in your landlord’s pocket instead of building up equity in something that is yours.
It’s not the time to sit back in relief that you haven’t been hacked yet. Instead, it’s time to assume the worst and expect you will be hacked as the odds stack against you.
Many Americans dread tax season, and for very good reasons. Not only do they run the risk of having erred on their annual tax allocations, but also their sensitive data is suddenly everywhere, floating through the air, both figuratively on the web and literally in the mail.
The Equifax data breach of 2017 has left many Americans feeling like victims with no control over their own sensitive information, reeling and scrambling to protect themselves.
For many Americans, “identity” is important. In a nation founded on personal rights, most Americans have worked hard to become who they are, both personally and financially. For most, identity is priceless. But if your identity is compromised, how much could it be worth to someone else?
Your odds of losing your wallet are higher than you might think. An estimated one in ten people will lose their wallet over the next five years.
With as many as 143 million Americans affected by the Equifax breach earlier this year, only about 19 percent have taken steps to secure their sensitive information, according to a poll conducted by SSRS Omnibus in September.
Most email users have caught on to the scam involving the generous Nigerian prince who wants to share his inheritance with them, so modern crooks have had to improvise. Cyber criminals have now revamped the practice of “smishing,” or Short Message Service (SMS) phishing.