Credit Card Breaches Happen: What You Can Do to Protect Yourself

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Target, The Home Depot, and Kmart are just a few companies that were hit by a recent credit card breach. And the undeniable truth is it’s only a matter of time before another company makes headline news.

With the holiday season just around the corner, finding the perfect gift is on the minds of many consumers. In spite of the massive credit card breaches that have happened this year, a recent study by Deloitte found that while 42 percent of consumers are concerned about their personal data when making in-store purchases, 56 percent will still shop at retailers that have experienced a data breach. What this implies is that many consumers have accepted credit card breaches to be the norm.

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The Benefits and Security Risks of the Internet of Things

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The Internet of Things (IoT) is revolutionizing our everyday lives.

The term Internet of Things (IoT) refers to the interconnection of uniquely identifiable devices within the existing Internet infrastructure. In more simple terms, it’s an environment where Internet-connected devices and sensors communicate with each other to perform a designated task. The end result is automation, efficiency, safety, and convenience- just to name a few.
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Are You Being Worked? How to Detect Online Job Scams

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If you’re a recent college graduate or are otherwise new to the workforce (or even if you’ve had jobs before), you could fall victim to an online job scam if you’re not careful. Particularly during challenging economic times when jobs are scarce and your bills are quickly piling up, desperation might set in and cause you to let down your guard.
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The Dark Side of Social Media: The Privacy & Security Risks of Social Networks

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Social media allows us to be connected with thousands of people from all around the world, or simply be kept up-to-date on the latest and hottest trending topics. While there are many benefits of social media, there is also a dark side that could threaten your privacy and security if you let your guard down. Learn more about the dark side of social media and six ways to stay safe.
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How to Prevent Hackers from Accessing Your Online Accounts

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Jennifer Lawrence. Arianna Grande. Kate Upton. These are just a few of the known celebrities who recently had their private photos leaked online after a hacker had allegedly compromised their iCloud accounts. The hacker went on to claim they have more than 100 celebrities’ photos in their possession.
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