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September 23, 2016
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By Eduard Goodman

A day doesn’t go by when we don't read news of a data breach at a major company or government institution. The breaches at ADP, the IRS and now Yahoo, are good examples.

We asked Eduard Goodman, IDT911 chief privacy officer and an expert on international privacy and data protection law, what to do when a data...

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September 23, 2016
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Yahoo is poised to confirm a massive data breach of its service, with hackers exposing several hundred million user accounts. Earlier this summer, Yahoo said it was investigating a data breach in which hackers claimed to have access to 200 million user accounts and one was selling them online. The announcement, expected this week, could affect the $4.8 billion sale of Yahoo’s core business—which is at the core of this hack—to Verizon. Shareholders worry that it could lead to an adjustment in the price...

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September 22, 2016
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Yahoo reported on Thursday that the account information for at least 500 million users was stolen by hackers two years ago.

Compromised user information includes names, email addresses, telephone numbers, birth dates, passwords and even security questions.

Yahoo learned of the breach this summer when hackers posted what they claimed was...

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September 19, 2016
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Public perceptions can shift wildly when it comes to paying for everyday items. There’s a growing reliance on debit cards and credit cards, and the attitudes towards using plastic can vary depending on a consumer’s age, educational level and whether or not they have children.

Only two years ago, a survey of over 2,000 U.S. consumers showed that 57 percent of them “never” carry cash, and instead rely on debit or...

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September 19, 2016
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You’re busy, so I’ll say this fast and loud: DON’T OPEN UNEXPECTED ZIP FILES THAT ARRIVE AS EMAIL ATTACHMENTS. Suddenly, there are a lot of them around.

That advice is nearly as old as email, but as they say, everything old is new again. And the internet is newly awash in spam sending out booby-trapped zip file attachments. My inbox has seen a steady trickle of the stuff for the past couple of months, but I didn’t think...

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September 19, 2016
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I knew going into this adventure that I was dealing with a scam artist who was trying to cheat people out of their money by tugging at their puppy-loving heartstrings. See, I’d written a piece about this scam just a couple of weeks ago after a woman in San Diego almost fell prey to it.

While researching that story, I decided to...

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