There has been a lot of discussion recently around criminals getting ahold of private information via large-scale corporate data breaches. However, it still remains much easier for identity thieves to steal personal information through social engineering methods. Also known as “people hacking,” social engineering refers to tactics used to manipulate people into giving up their information, often by exploiting their natural tendency to be trustworthy and helpful.
It's unfortunate, but... [More]
If someone asked, "How much money do you have in your account?” would you know the answer – down to the penny? Do you rely on an ATM receipt for your latest balance information or your monthly statement for transaction history?
In this era of technological advances, you can access account information from your phone, electronic tablet or computer. The problem? Hackers can as well. By simply opening an e-mail, you can inadvertently download an insidious ... [More]