Identity Fraud Hits All-Time High in 2017

Despite years of battling, and a massive change in the way American’s use debit and credit cards, the rate of identity fraud has soared in 2017. According to Javelin Strategy & Research’s annual Identity Fraud Study, the number of identity fraud victims in the United States has increased by 8%.

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New GDPR-Like Privacy Law Could Be Coming to California in 2018

Privacy initiatives are on the rise. First with the GDPR, and now with a proposed California Consumer Privacy Act. The potential ballot initiative will apply to all businesses that use customer data for commercial purposes. The initiative was first proposed in September 2017, and could potentially become an enormous issue for businesses that use or re-sell customer data.

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Phishing for Identity

Phishing attacks are on the rise, and they are unfortunately more sophisticated than ever. In the past, identity theft could be seen as a common subject in blockbusters or police drama TV series. Today, however, Phishing is a reality that could affect anyone.

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The Death of Passwords

How many different passwords do you think you have? Most people fall into either one of two categories. They either have one password that they use across all their accounts and platforms, or they have a different password for every account. The problem is that neither of these approaches are very good.

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The Digital Security Meltdown

By now you’ve all heard about the latest cybersecurity threats, “Spectre” and “Meltdown”. If you haven’t I don’t blame you. Most people see this as yet another event in an ongoing cascade of cybersecurity threats that seem to come with increasing regularity.

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2018 Cybersecurity Trends

The cybersecurity threat landscape has been on an upward swing for the last decade and 2017 was no exception. We saw some of the largest, most secure companies like HBO, Verizon, Sonic, Uber and Equifax all experience massive customer data breaches.

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Top 25 Most Insecure Passwords Used In 2017

SplashData has published their annual list of the worst passwords of the year, and one thing is very clear: we never learn. Also, there are a lot Star Wars fans out there. The list is created using data from more than five million passwords that were leaked by hackers in 2017.

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