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2014 

Here’s a countdown to the most incredible identity theft cases recorded, compiled by guyism.com. Dr. Gerald BarnesGerald Barnbaum lost his pharmacist license after committing Medicaid fraud. He stole the identity of Dr. Gerald Barnes and practiced medicine under his name. A type 1 diabetic died u...
04/29/2014
If you have IE 6 through 11, watch out. There’s a glitch that enables hackers to exploit flaws in these systems. Microsoft is racing to fix this vulnerability bug. Unfortunately, news is not so good for those using Windows XP, because Microsoft has ceased support, period. This means no security u...
04/28/2014
It's becoming too easy for criminals to get their hands on your banking information, due to your employees' ignorance of phishing scams. Malware attacks have soared recently, targeting banks for the purpose of stealing online banking information. Over 200,000 new infections occurred between July ...
04/28/2014
Every parent should know all the ways they can keep their kids safe in the online world. In McAfee’s 2013 study, Digital Deception: Exploring the Online Disconnect between Parents and Kids it was found that: 86% of kids think social sites are safe and post personal information such as their email...
04/27/2014
With the explosion of security-based home surveillance products/apps, there’s a growing trend in getting surveillance systems that monitor users themselves. Piper This product’s wide-angle camera allows you to view live video of your home, from anywhere, right on your smartphone. It can: Detect m...
04/27/2014
Identity theft evolves as technology progresses. The Identity Theft Resource Center explains the future of this crime. Definition of Identity The definition will swell up to include biometrics and behavior, not just driver’s license number and SSN. So your identity can be defined by how you move ...
04/27/2014
The Lincoln-Highlands Association is a resident organization devoted to fighting crime in Oakland, California’s Diamond District. A hundred residents are needed for the program, which would require $30 a month to fund a security guard to patrol the area five days per week. Other neighborhoods hav...
04/25/2014
Remember that scary movie in which the psycho phones the babysitter and says, “Did you check the children?” He was actually in the house and murdered them. Yikes, well that’s just a movie. But sometimes truth is stranger than fiction. As long as people leave doors unlocked, any whack job can saun...
04/24/2014
Who says a good door lock can’t look good? Being that your home is far more likely to be burglarized than you are to be mugged walking down the street, you can’t neglect to have a high security deadbolt for your door, even if you live in a “nice” neighborhood. The deadbolt is a maximum security d...
04/23/2014
The recent major retail breaches have fueled increased interest by the National Retail Federation to push for implementation of a chip and PIN payment card technology. This would make the magnetic strips on payment cards obsolete and no longer a calling card for hackers. “We’re here today because...
04/23/2014
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