Even Hackers Worry About Getting Hacked

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Even Hackers Worry About Getting Hacked

Even Hackers Worry About Getting Hacked

Hackers have some of the best security knowledge out there, but that doesn’t mean they’re attack-proof: 88% of self-identified hackers surveyed at a recent security conference said they think their personally identifiable information is at risk of being compromised online. At the same time, the vast majority of those surveyed said they believe they’ll never… Read More

5 Things Identity Thieves Want You to Do

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5 Things Identity Thieves Want You to Do

5 Things Identity Thieves Want You to Do

Keeping your identity safe online and elsewhere is paramount in today’s highly digitized world. If you allow hackers to access information about you, it could result in a wiped-out bank account or a hacked email address, which will lead to major frustrations. As Chairman and Co-Founder of Credit.com and IDT911 Adam Levin believes, escaping identity thieves… Read More

Hackers Target the World Cup

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Hackers Target the World Cup

Hackers Target the World Cup

Hackers are planning to attack the FIFA World Cup, according to a report by Infosecurity Magazine. The article cited two hackers. One called Che Commodore spoke with Reuters and explained that the infamous hacker group Anonymous has already begun to look for weaknesses in World Cup-related websites it can exploit. Commodore said the group plans to execute Denial of Service attacks on high-profile sponsors… Read More

My Run-In With a Real-Life Hacker

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My Run-In With a Real-Life Hacker

My Run-In With a Real-Life Hacker

I received an unexpected email from a friend today with a Google doc attachment. It was a friendly note, so friendly that I did consider clicking on it — even with about 20 years experience watching all manner of hacker tricks.  Fortunately, I stopped and asked a simple question, which is almost always enough to… Read More

SPAM in the Fridge: Hackers Target Home Appliances

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SPAM in the Fridge: Hackers Target Home Appliances

SPAM in the Fridge: Hackers Target Home Appliances

It’s probably time to start thinking about a strong password for your refrigerator, like “N0SnaxAtNite!”  An e-mail security firm says it detected what it calls the first hacker attack on the Internet of Things this month, and yes, a refrigerator was among the devices that were compromised by the intruders. The computer criminals also hacked… Read More

What’s the Future of Fraud?

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What’s the Future of Fraud?

What’s the Future of Fraud?

What do you get when you bring together a roundtable of experts who’ve got their finger on the pulse of fraud trends in the U.S.? A room full of people empowered to protect their identities — and spread the word among friends and colleagues. Herb Weisbaum, The Consumerman on NBCnews.com, led the “Fast Forward: 2013… Read More

How Hackers Can Hijack Your Car

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How Hackers Can Hijack Your Car

How Hackers Can Hijack Your Car

With AAA predicting the biggest Labor Day travel weekend since the recession hit, many Americans will be stealing away for that final summer trip. Unfortunately, they won’t be the only ones stealing. There’s a new type of crime happening on America’s highways and byways. A nationwide crime spree in the making, if you will, whereby… Read More

Facebook Acknowledges It Was Hacked

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Facebook Acknowledges It Was Hacked

Facebook Acknowledges It Was Hacked

Hackers have long targeted all sorts of companies, government agencies and other organizations for cyber attacks that could expose consumers to identity theft, and now the world’s most popular social network has acknowledged that it, too, was recently hacked. Facebook was targeted in an attack in January that potentially exposed a large amount of data, after… Read More

South Carolina Residents Hit With Massive Data Breach

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South Carolina Residents Hit With Massive Data Breach

South Carolina Residents Hit With Massive Data Breach

The state of South Carolina is now alerting millions of people that their personal and financial information may have been compromised in a massive cyber attack. The South Carolina Department of Revenue was hit with a hacking attack that exposed about 3.6 million Social Security numbers of those who filed their taxes with the state… Read More

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