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.
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Nowadays, it’s next to impossible for consumers to participate in the 21st century without having to share some sort of personal information via the web. From social media sites to smartphones, it feels like it’s all about sharing and comparing when it comes to your personal information online. Information that, until recently, we’ve been taught to lock up like Fort Knox. But now it’s okay to share?
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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]