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4.6 Million Customers Affected in Scottrade Breach: Are You One of Them?
Oct 2, 2015 - October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month, and it's off to a pretty dismal start. Following the Experian breach announcement yesterday that affected 15 million T-Mobile customers, today retail brokerage Scottrade announced it had discovered a breach in one of its systems. In a press rele...
Experian Breach Exposes 15 Million T-Mobile Customers' Information: What You Need to Know
Oct 2, 2015 - If you?ve applied for a T-Mobile phone plan within the past two years, there?s a high chance your information may have been breached by Experian — one of the three major credit bureaus. As confusing as it may sound, T-Mobile used Experian to run credit checks on customers opening a new postpaid p...
Should You Entrust Your Security to Biometrics?
Oct 1, 2015 - All too often, science fiction or action movies feature a scene where a character runs into trouble trying to break into a room because the doors won't unlock without a specific person's fingerprint or eye scan. While these types of security systems might still be rooted in fantasy for many of us...
What to Do if You Spot Fraudulent Activity on Your Bank Account
Sep 30, 2015 - Just imagine that you log into your online banking one day and realize there?s a lot less money than you budgeted for — one minute it was there, the next it?s gone. What happened to your money? Whether it?s your savings, debit card or checking account, someone?s cleared your account! To help you ...
Never-ending Breach: OPM Says 5.6 Million Fingerprints Were Actually Stolen in Hack
Sep 23, 2015 - The Office of Personnel Management hack is seeming a little bit like the Energizer Bunny these days — it keeps going and going. Unfortunately for the victims of this massive data breach, there's nothing positive about the details that have been released little by little over the past three months...
What Is Identity Theft Anyway?
Identity theft occurs when someone uses your personal information, such as your Social Security number, name or credit card number, without your permission, to commit fraud or other crimes. A thief could take out a mortgage in your name or commit a crime and pretend to be you when caught. Thieves can even use your personal information to apply for a job or use your medical insurance!
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