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Concerns Arise Around Possible LinkedIn Password Exposure

Concerns Arise Around Possible LinkedIn Password Exposure

If you have a LinkedIn account, you should be keeping an eye out due to a possible LinkedIn password exposure. There are a wide variety of security tools that can help you be more proactive about your privacy and identity. Some web browsers have now incorporated a...

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Data Privacy Day 2020 – The Year of Privacy

Data Privacy Day 2020 – The Year of Privacy

Save the date for this year’s Data Privacy Day! In the current always-connected digital age, it can be easy to take privacy for granted. Apps, websites, social media and even games want everything from permission to access our contacts list to invasive amounts of...

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Begin Your 2019 Tax Filing Early to Thwart Tax Return Fraud

Begin Your 2019 Tax Filing Early to Thwart Tax Return Fraud

Once the decorations are put away and the confetti is swept up, the start of a brand-new year opens up before us. However, among all the goodwill about new beginnings and fresh starts, there is an age-old task waiting for you that is not very pleasant: tax filing....

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2020 Trends for Identity Theft, Data Privacy and Cybersecurity

2020 Trends for Identity Theft, Data Privacy and Cybersecurity

2019 has come and gone and it is time to jump into the future and look at the 2020 trends for identity theft.Looking Back at Our 2019 Predictions First, when we look back at our 2019 predictions, there is one particular prediction that came true. In 2019 we predicted...

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Don’t Get Grinched by the Ellen Facebook Scam

Don’t Get Grinched by the Ellen Facebook Scam

Like many great celebrities, Ellen DeGeneres is known for her generosity and gifts to her many fans. At the holidays, she tends to ramp up the effort and give high-dollar gifts to countless people. Unfortunately, the publicity surrounding these endearing episodes of...

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Wawa Data Breach Caused by Card-Stealing Malware

Wawa Data Breach Caused by Card-Stealing Malware

Popular convenience store chain Wawa has announced a breach that potentially stole the payment card information for customers throughout much of this year. In the case of the Wawa data breach, malware was discovered on the company’s payment processing servers on...

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Ring Doorbell Data Leak Exposes Over 3,000 Accounts

Ring Doorbell Data Leak Exposes Over 3,000 Accounts

More than 3,000 Ring customers’ credentials were compromised in a recently announced Ring doorbell data leak. However, according to sources from the company, there has been no data breach or attack on the company’s systems. What’s at stake, and how did it happen?...

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An Invitation to Celebrate 20 Years Together at the ITRC

An Invitation to Celebrate 20 Years Together at the ITRC

Being able to celebrate 20 years gives us an opportunity to reflect on the past, connect with our supporters and envision the future. Over the Identity Theft Resource Center’s twenty-year history, we have grown. From the vision of a single person, a victim, who wanted...

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2019 Identity Crime Wrap-Up

2019 Identity Crime Wrap-Up

As this year winds down, it is important to spend a little time reflecting on the 2019 identity crimes, some of the things that went right in 2019 and the things that did not go as well. This is true for so many subjects, especially identity crime – which includes...

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New Google Chrome Features Launched to Enhance Security

New Google Chrome Features Launched to Enhance Security

New Google Chrome features have privacy experts excited. Software developers spend a lot of time and money creating the programs and apps we use on a daily basis. Sometimes, that software could use a little facelift, especially as new features and innovations come...

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Exercise Car Safety to Avoid Leaving Your Identity Behind

Exercise Car Safety to Avoid Leaving Your Identity Behind

Car safety does not just apply to how you drive. It also applies to what you leave behind. Our vehicles can often feel like a home away from home, especially for busy people with a lot on their plates. At any given time, your car might contain a change of clothes in...

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The Top 2019 Scams

The Top 2019 Scams

There were a handful of 2019 scams that affected many consumers. It is the best time of the year. No, not because of the holidays, shopping, travel or food. It is time for the end-of-the-year “best of” lists. Unfortunately, not all of the lists are fun or encouraging....

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Holiday Phishing Scams Target Small Business

Holiday Phishing Scams Target Small Business

If you work at a small business, be sure to keep your eye out for small business phishing scams. Consumers have been warned for some time about the threat of phishing attacks. These scams are highly prevalent because they are easy to pull off and require almost no...

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Social Security Phone Scam

Social Security Phone Scam

Be on the lookout for a popular Social Security phone scam that targets Social Security recipients. Who Is It Targeting: Senior citizens and Social Security benefits recipients What Is It: Social Security phone scam that masquerades as communications from the Social...

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Puppy Scams

Puppy Scams

Are you planning on bringing home a furry friend this Christmas? Be careful where you buy and do not fall for a puppy scam. Who Is It Targeting: Prospective pet owners What Is It: Puppy scam that involves a bait-and-switch What Are They After: This is the time of year...

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Macy’s Data Breach Caused by MageCart Attack

Macy’s Data Breach Caused by MageCart Attack

A recent Macy’s data breach is creating headaches for lots of its shoppers. There are a lot of different ways a cybercriminal can gain access to sensitive data. Not all of those ways involve highly sophisticated technological know-how. Sometimes it is as simple as...

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T-Mobile Data Breach Exposes One Million Prepaid Accounts

T-Mobile Data Breach Exposes One Million Prepaid Accounts

T-Mobile has become the most recent telecom giant to announce a data breach affecting a large number of U.S. customers. As part of the T-Mobile data breach, more than one million prepaid service accounts were affected, which included names, addresses, phone numbers...

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Our Holiday Shopping Tips to Keep You Cybersafe

Our Holiday Shopping Tips to Keep You Cybersafe

The holidays are almost here, and for many people that means shopping. Unfortunately, scammers and hackers are already standing by to take advantage of consumers through data breaches and fraudulent activity, increasing the importance of holiday shopping safety....

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What to Know About IOT and Smart Toys This Holiday Season

What to Know About IOT and Smart Toys This Holiday Season

Every year, consumers are cautioned to be extra careful when selecting toys on their holiday shopping list. There was a time when shoppers mostly worried about broken, damaged or otherwise physically unsafe toys. Perhaps there was even some concern about...

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