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]

It's 11:00 p.m. Do You Know Where Your Money Is?

by Elizabeth Sherman 8. May 2012
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]

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