What You Need to Know About the New Chip Cards

by Wade Barnes 19. October 2015
Have you recently received a new debit or credit card in the mail? If so, it is likely enabled with new EMV chip technology. EMV, which stands for Europay, MasterCard and Visa, has become the standard across the globe for debit and credit card transactions. [More]

Identity Theft and Social Media: Are You at Risk?

by Stacy Tharp 22. July 2015
When you think of social media, the first thing that comes to your mind is probably something along the lines of 100 supposedly different photos of your friend’s newborn baby (just don’t tell your friend that every photo looks the same), or the daily exercise routine of your health-nut coworker, or maybe a YouTube video of the unlikely friendship between a kitten and a bird – you know the one I’m talking about. I bet one thing that doesn’t come to your mind when you... [More]

How Identity Theives Steal Your Information

by Stacy Tharp 12. March 2014
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]

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