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Posts from May, 2013

Internet Dangers to Avoid this Summer

May 28

Internet Dangers to Avoid this Summer Booking an overseas trip, snagging an oceanfront vacation rental, signing the kids up for camp, getting ready for college – these days summertime starts online. But before you saddle up to the computer, freshen up on your identity protection smarts. Here are a few of the Web’s hidden dangers to avoid.

Choose Your WiFi Carefully

May 27

Choose Your WiFi Carefully Free WiFi or identity theft risk? That’s the question you need to ask before connecting to an unfamiliar network, whether you’re traveling or just lounging at the local café. Airports in particular are a known hotspot for WiFi scammers who set up phony networks using their laptops. It happens like this: You have time to […]

Mobile Payments: Savvy or Security Issue?

May 24

Mobile Payments: Savvy or Security Issue? Your Starbucks card, credit card, debit card – link them all to your mobile phone and voilà. Payments at certain stores are as simple as a quick flick of your phone in front of a designated scanner. Just wave and walk on. You always have your mobile phone at the ready so why not turn […]

Living In a Data Breach World

May 23

Living In a Data Breach World The world over, data breach incidents are happening at government, technology, education, healthcare, retail and financial service organizations. KPMG’s Data Loss Barometer identifies the industries in which the biggest and most breaches are occurring.