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Mar01, 2018

Phone Addiction and the National Day of Unplugging

By |Kids and Security, Security Awareness 101|

Have you ever tracked the amount of time you spend in front of a screen on a given day? What about the number of times you check your phone or smartwatch? It’s a huge part of our daily routines that barely requires a second thought as if it’s completely natural to immediately address the summoning of our devices. You hear a ding, so you check the ding. Flashing notifications need to be cleared. An actual [...]

Feb28, 2018

Bitcoin Security is Weak

By |Ask The Experts, Guest Post, Security & Pop Culture|

This article covers the advantages and weak links of the Bitcoin infrastructure from a security perspective and compares this cryptocurrency to regular fiat currencies. Speaking of different forms of digital currencies, Bitcoin stands out from the crowd due to its decentralized nature and strong encryption practices propping its architecture. Importantly, Bitcoin owners needn’t disclose any sensitive information when performing transactions. This does not hold true for the classic payment workflow via a credit card, where [...]

Feb27, 2018

How Much Is My Digital Identity Worth?

By |Ask The Experts, Security Awareness 101|

You are probably aware of the Dark Web, a back channel of the internet where cybercriminals can sell the data they’ve gathered from data breaches. In fact, the Dark Web is between 500 and 5,000 times bigger than the internet you use every day. Have you ever considered whether your info might be up for sale there? Since 2005 there have been more than 4,500 data breaches reported and billions of individual records have been [...]

Feb20, 2018

Keeping Kids Safe from Identity Theft

By |Kids and Security, Security Awareness 101|

Your kids may not be able to do much with their social security numbers, but cyber criminals can! Identity thieves can apply for credit cards, housing, government benefits, and more if they can get their hands on a child’s information. Each year, about 1.3 million kids have their identity stolen. It’s easy for these crimes to go unnoticed too until a child turns 16 or 18. So what can you do, as a parent, to [...]

Feb15, 2018

Selling Your Stuff Online? Watch Out for These Scams

By |Ask The Experts, Security Awareness 101, Tips and Tricks|

The downside of the internet is never more prevalent than when you attempt to sell a personal item online. Whether it’s via eBay or Craigslist or Facebook Marketplace, scammers are on the constant hunt for fresh victims, especially first-timers who venture into the world of selling goods and services. For the most part, scams and scammers are easy to spot, but some are a bit more sophisticated than others. I experienced this firsthand in my [...]

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