Tag Archives: identity theft

How to Be Safe Online

As we know, hacking and identity theft make us more vulnerable than ever  when we shop with a credit or debit card — whether in a store, over the phone, or online. So, we need to do all we can … Continue reading

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Are You Willing to Share YOUR Data with Retailers?

As we know, many people are reluctant to share their personal data due to concerns about identity theft, access to private information, and more. Skepticism abounds, as highlighted by these observations from eMarketer:  “U.S. consumers offer mixed reviews of retailers’ … Continue reading

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The Broadening Threat of Ransomware

Retailers are now selling a rapidly growing number of connected devices — from refrigerators to smoke detectors to home security devices to robotic vacuum cleaners, and a lot more. Thus, the threat of ransomware is getting worse, as we’ve reported … Continue reading

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Retailers: Beware of Ransomware

The term “ransom” has been around for hundreds of years and is best described as a way to redeem someone from captivity, bondage, detention, etc., by paying a demanded price. Today, we have another destructive variation of the word ransom … Continue reading

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The Science (?) of Retail Security

As been been reported so many times, retail security — both in-store and online — has become a major issue for millions of companies around the world. (see, for example, 1, 2, 3) Very recently, EarthLink noted this about security: “Our … Continue reading

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Video Tips: How to Be Safer Online

Although it’s nearly possible to totally protect ourselves (whether a person or a business) against identity theft and an invasion of our online privacy by hackers, there are several things that we can do to make it tougher for hackers … Continue reading

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Are You Managing Your Passwords Well?

Everyday, millions of Internet accounts around the world are hacked into. Are YOU doing enough to protect yourself? Take a look at these past posts we’ve made: 1, 2 Then, check out these password manager tools recommended by TechRepublic and … Continue reading

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