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The privacy and identity protection risks of online dating
August 20, 2018

​If you believe online dating advertisements, your perfect romantic match is out there, just waiting for you to connect. What dating sites don’t advertise is all the other risks that might be waiting for you, too. Online dating has the potential to compromise your privacy, your reputation, and…

​If you believe online dating advertisements, your perfect romantic match is out there, just waiting for you to connect. What dating sites don’t advertise is all the other risks that might be waiting for you, too. Online dating has the potential to compromise your privacy, your reputation, and…

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Starting Your Own Business? Don't Forget Security
April 30, 2018

​Are you the entrepreneurial type? Have you considered stepping away from the corporate game and becoming your own boss? If you have, you are in excellent company! According to the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), there are nearly 30 million small businesses in the United States,…

​Are you the entrepreneurial type? Have you considered stepping away from the corporate game and becoming your own boss? If you have, you are in excellent company! According to the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), there are nearly 30 million small businesses in the United States,…

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MyIDCare's Equifax Data Breach Overview
February 09, 2018

The 2017 Equifax data breach exposed the personal information of over 145 million Americans including names, birthdays, addresses, and Social Security numbers. Equifax might seem like old news but it’s important to keep this breach front of mind as the consequences and risks of identity theft…

The 2017 Equifax data breach exposed the personal information of over 145 million Americans including names, birthdays, addresses, and Social Security numbers. Equifax might seem like old news but it’s important to keep this breach front of mind as the consequences and risks of identity theft…

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How to Spot the Signs of Identity Theft
January 22, 2018

​Since last year’s Equifax data breach, Americans have become more aware of identity theft, and that’s a good thing since the chances of becoming a victim are now almost 1 in 20. But how do you know if your identity has been stolen? Here are some warning signs and what to do if you spot…

​Since last year’s Equifax data breach, Americans have become more aware of identity theft, and that’s a good thing since the chances of becoming a victim are now almost 1 in 20. But how do you know if your identity has been stolen? Here are some warning signs and what to do if you spot…

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Dollars for Data: How Criminals Make Money with Your Identity
January 12, 2018

​In previous articles, we’ve explored who commits identity theft, how your data gets stolen, and the definitions of different types of identity theft. Now we’ll look at how your personal data is turned into a tool for crime and profit. ​Imagine that a data breach has occurred. You don’t…

​In previous articles, we’ve explored who commits identity theft, how your data gets stolen, and the definitions of different types of identity theft. Now we’ll look at how your personal data is turned into a tool for crime and profit. ​Imagine that a data breach has occurred. You don’t…

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Alteryx Data Breach: What you need to know
December 22, 2017

​If you thought 2017 was a bad year for data breaches, hang onto your personal information: another massive data breach just hit the news. During a routine search of online data, Chris Vickery, a cyber researcher, stumbled into the databases of Alteryx, a data analytics company that collects and…

​If you thought 2017 was a bad year for data breaches, hang onto your personal information: another massive data breach just hit the news. During a routine search of online data, Chris Vickery, a cyber researcher, stumbled into the databases of Alteryx, a data analytics company that collects and…

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Getting Past Data Breach Apathy
November 06, 2017

After its massive data breach exposed the personal information of almost half of the American population, Equifax offered free credit freezes to anyone who wanted to sign up. Credit freezes normally cost money and they are powerful protection against some forms of financial fraud, so you’d think…

After its massive data breach exposed the personal information of almost half of the American population, Equifax offered free credit freezes to anyone who wanted to sign up. Credit freezes normally cost money and they are powerful protection against some forms of financial fraud, so you’d think…

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Equifax Breach Survival Tips for Seniors
November 03, 2017

​The recent Equifax breach has put millions of people at risk for identity theft. This includes the risk of losing government medical and retirement benefits, or even your life savings. The retired seniors and disabled who depend on those benefits face the most immediate risk, but anyone dreams…

​The recent Equifax breach has put millions of people at risk for identity theft. This includes the risk of losing government medical and retirement benefits, or even your life savings. The retired seniors and disabled who depend on those benefits face the most immediate risk, but anyone dreams…

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The Equifax data breach affected over half of the US population.
September 18, 2017

The Equifax data breach has exposed Social Security numbers (SSNs), names, birth dates, addresses, and other personal data of more than 143 million Americans. The risks of identity theft will continue for years, so you need to take immediate steps to protect yourself now and for the future. Here…

The Equifax data breach has exposed Social Security numbers (SSNs), names, birth dates, addresses, and other personal data of more than 143 million Americans. The risks of identity theft will continue for years, so you need to take immediate steps to protect yourself now and for the future. Here…

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June 01, 2017

If you’ve ever received a letter saying that you’re part of a data breach, you’re not alone. According to a report in Security Week News, over 700 million records containing personal information were breached in 2015, about twice the number of people in the U.S. With numbers like those, most…

If you’ve ever received a letter saying that you’re part of a data breach, you’re not alone. According to a report in Security Week News, over 700 million records containing personal information were breached in 2015, about twice the number of people in the U.S. With numbers like those, most…

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Are Small Businesses More Prone to Identity Theft Risks?
March 19, 2017

It’s great to buy from small, local businesses, whether it’s a booth at the farmer’s market, the holiday craft bazaar, a family-owned window-cleaning service, or your neighborhood bookstore. You’re supporting your community, and that feels good. But small business owners often have their…

It’s great to buy from small, local businesses, whether it’s a booth at the farmer’s market, the holiday craft bazaar, a family-owned window-cleaning service, or your neighborhood bookstore. You’re supporting your community, and that feels good. But small business owners often have their…

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In the News
Watch for Credit Card Scams at Checkout
February 19, 2017

You’ve probably heard of the 2013 uber-breach at Target in which criminals gained access to about 40 million customer credit cards. That’s just the best known of numerous data breaches that “target” point-of-sale, or POS, systems. Criminals can steal physical credit cards or hack into…

You’ve probably heard of the 2013 uber-breach at Target in which criminals gained access to about 40 million customer credit cards. That’s just the best known of numerous data breaches that “target” point-of-sale, or POS, systems. Criminals can steal physical credit cards or hack into…

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ACA Repeal Could Affect Your Identity
January 30, 2017

It’s not clear when the Affordable Care Act (ACA) will be repealed or how it will be replaced. But when it happens, it’s possible that as the population of uninsured people grows, there is an increased likelihood of medical identity theft for Americans who still have coverage. Stolen medical…

It’s not clear when the Affordable Care Act (ACA) will be repealed or how it will be replaced. But when it happens, it’s possible that as the population of uninsured people grows, there is an increased likelihood of medical identity theft for Americans who still have coverage. Stolen medical…

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