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July 22, 2016
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Cybercriminals are harvesting personal data unwittingly left on old smartphones when they are resold or recycled, says Global Risk Technologies. According to estimates, 62 percent of Western Europeans (France, Germany, Italy, Spain, U.K.) own a smartphone, and users replace their devices approximately every 20 months. People often leave behind personal data and files, with half of the 20 random smartphones analyzed leaving more than 1,200 photos, more than 300 emails/texts, the identities of...

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July 19, 2016
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There is a major disconnect, on a number of levels, between information security officers ready to purchase cyber liability coverage and the insurance brokers and underwriters eager to meet that demand.

That’s the big takeaway from a new study by security think tank The SANS Institute and insurance industry researcher...

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July 19, 2016
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Thanks to identity thieves, parents have one more thing to worrk about as they prepare their children for school: protecting their kids from identity theft. Check out our latest infographic to better understand how they're susceptible and to get our protection tips.

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July 18, 2016
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Owners of small and midsize businesses routinely take into account the risk of a fire burning down the building, or a customer or employee getting hurt on company property.

But what about exposure to botnets, data thieves, cyber scammers, hacktivists and disgruntled insiders?

Data is the new currency, and because SMBs now routinely collect, store and access sensitive and valuable data across...

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July 15, 2016
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By Jeanine Skowronski

If the “Internal Revenue Service” (IRS) called you up last year demanding payment, well, you weren’t alone.

Fake IRS and other imposter scams topped the list of fastest-growing complaints to state and local consumer protection agencies in 2015, according to an annual survey by the Consumer Federation of America (CFA) and the North American Consumer Protection Investigators (NACPI).

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July 15, 2016
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While smartphone game, “Pokemon Go” spreads like wildfire, it raises a couple serious security questions. Security researcher Adam Reeve noted that when some users sign into “Pokemon Go” through Google on Apple devices, they effectively give the game and its developer full access to their Google account. This means, that at least in theory, Niantic Inc., the firm behind “Pokemon Go,” can access players’ Gmail-based email, Google Drive-based files, photos and videos, and any other content...
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