The Heartbleed Bug Is Still Beating

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The Heartbleed Bug Is Still Beating

The Heartbleed Bug Is Still Beating

In the aftermath of the Heartbleed Bug‘s discovery, the security flaw continues to spark security concerns. The Heartbleed Bug was revealed in many of the world’s most popular sites in April, and Internet users were shocked at its scope. From retail sites to social networks, it seemed as though no Internet giant was immune to… Read More

Can Fitness Trackers Threaten Your Privacy?

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Can Fitness Trackers Threaten Your Privacy?

Can Fitness Trackers Threaten Your Privacy?

As more Americans become conscious about their health and strive to achieve fitness goals, they may choose to buy wearable activity monitors that collect information about their heart rate, steps taken and more. While many consumers consider these devices to be handy for tracking their achievements, others are concerned about lack of privacy protection. Since activity… Read More

Who Owns Your Credit Data?

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Who Owns Your Credit Data?

Who Owns Your Credit Data?

At this point, we’re used to the idea that companies collect information about us and use it to tailor advertising and all sorts of things we see in our social media feeds. It’s difficult to characterize how much data Internet users generate and how all that information is used, but there’s one thing of which… Read More

3 Reasons Your Medical Records Are at Risk

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3 Reasons Your Medical Records Are at Risk

3 Reasons Your Medical Records Are at Risk

When hospitals find themselves in the middle of a breach, they usually prioritize improving their security to prevent further security breach incidents. In addition to defending themselves against data breaches, health systems also need to find the right balance to adequately protect their patients’ privacy. Since medical information is stored digitally, patients may not be fully aware how… Read More

80% of Data Breaches Require Little Skill to Complete

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80% of Data Breaches Require Little Skill to Complete

80% of Data Breaches Require Little Skill to Complete

There is a large and growing risk of data breaches affecting businesses of all sizes, and the unfortunate truth of the matter is that many of these companies simply aren’t doing enough to adequately protect themselves. In 2012, nearly seven in every 10 data breaches suffered worldwide were not discovered by the companies that took… Read More

Businesses Falling Short on Protecting Your Shared Data

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Businesses Falling Short on Protecting Your Shared Data

Businesses Falling Short on Protecting Your Shared Data

Identity theft and data breaches have become two major problems for consumers in recent years as more information is digitized, and more chances to expose it come along. But now new research suggests that businesses still aren’t taking these significant risks into account when outsourcing data. Nearly half of all businesses that handle information about… Read More

The Surprising Way Debt Collectors Know Where You Work

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The Surprising Way Debt Collectors Know Where You Work

The Surprising Way Debt Collectors Know Where You Work

It is “perhaps one of the most powerful and private databases of American’s personal information ever created, containing 190 million employment and salary records, covering more than one-third of US adults.” That comes from the opening paragraph of a recent story by Bob Sullivan, author of the very popular blog The Red Tape Chronicles. I interviewed… Read More

Many Feel Need for More Online Identity Protection

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Many Feel Need for More Online Identity Protection

Many Feel Need for More Online Identity Protection

Consumers nationwide now have a wealth of information about themselves listed online in various places, some of which they know about, and others they don’t. As such, many now want to do more to protect themselves. Because of the greater amount of attention now being paid to consumers’ online privacy and the ways in which… Read More

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