It’s been over a year since the October 1, 2015 deadline for merchants to adopt EMV chip credit card readers, but most stores are still lagging behind. With the 2016 holiday shopping season looming, only 33 percent of U.S. merchants who accept MasterCard have adopted chip card readers, even though MasterCard says 88 percent of […]
FDIC-ensured bank accounts typically cover up to $250,000. Many individuals feel as though their money is secure within these banking institutions. However, a single hacker can drain your bank account and leave you with a serious headache, at the very least, as you piece your financial life back together.
If you care about protecting yourself from identity theft, you are probably wise about how you behave online and what information you share. Research shows that using public wireless networks makes you twice as likely to be an identity theft victim, while using three or more social networks increases your chances by nearly three-quarters.
Every year, approximately 15 million people have their identities stolen with financial losses totaling around $50 million. This means that almost 7 percent of adults experience identity theft and lose approximately $3,500. With increased storing and sharing of your information online and the increasing sophistication of identity thieves, your personal information may be at risk.
You already know identity thieves can steal your personal information for big purchases, to get a credit card or to secure a loan. But it’s also important to be aware of the people who live their lives by completely assuming the identity of another person. Instead of just using your credit card information to buy […]
According to the latest research and surveys compiled by Consumer Reports, 2.1 million Americans had smartphones stolen in 2014, and 3.1 million smartphones were lost. This actually represents a decrease in smartphone theft as a result of more manufacturers developing “kill switch” technology that essentially renders phones useless if stolen.
From the moment the camera was invented and someone captured a toothless grin of an adorable baby on film, parents have loved taking pictures of their children. Of course, the way we share photos of our kiddos has drastically changed over the years.
With all of the news of hackings covered in the media recently, there is a lesson to be learned; your company is only as secure as its weakest link. Cyber criminals are notorious for breaching digital infrastructure, targeting anyone with administrative permissions, from executives to employees, in order to access sensitive customer data.
Your odds of having your home broken into are higher than you might think. In 2015, there were 1,579,527 home burglaries in the United States, equivalent to 527.9 burglaries for every 100,000 people, according to the Federal Bureau of Investigation. 71.6 percent of these burglaries involved residential properties, and burglaries accounted for 19.8 percent of […]
According to Patients Without Borders, the medical tourism market size is estimated to be worth at least $45 billion with an estimated 1,400,000 Americans traveling outside of the U.S. for medical care during 2016. Savings can be significant, with an average of 65 to 80 percent saved from receiving treatment in Malaysia, while Brazil may […]