Posted in: Small Business Protection

Stay Eagle-Eyed in the Office

July 17, 2014 | By:

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Financial fraud and theft have become a significant threat to small businesses, which typically suffer the largest median losses. Considering the differing dynamics of small businesses and larger corporations, small businesses tend to be more vulnerable to hackers and cybercriminals than larger companies due to their small business-specific security risks. For small businesses, the hit …

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Posted in: Personal Protection

Spot Identity Fraud in Your Accounts: 5 Tips

July 1, 2014 | By:

How to Spot Fraud

Consumer concern about identity theft has heightened in recent months and with good reason. Millions of people have been put at risk through well-publicized security breaches — such as those affecting customers of Target and eBay — and the number of those victimized is trending upward. Some 12.6 million people in the U.S. were victims …

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Posted in: Personal Protection

How to Beat Identity Theft and Fraud Online and Offline

June 24, 2014 | By:

Online and Offline Security

Each year, some 9 million Americans are victims of identity theft, according to the Federal Trade Commission. While this represents just a tiny fraction of the U.S. population — about 3 percent — the fallout can be devastating if you’re among the unlucky few. Fraud protection services provide an important line of defense. Additionally, there …

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Posted in: Personal Protection

Why Travel is Fraud Haven

June 11, 2014 | By:

EZShield-Travel Tips to Fight Identity Crime

While the Cat’s Away…Fraudsters Will Prey Dreaming of an escape from your day-to-day routine, headed to your local beach for a long weekend or off to a more distant locale — traveling presents a risk you may have overlooked: fraud. After all, you’re focused on fun. To ensure maximum enjoyment, don’t let fraud get in …

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Posted in: Personal Protection

Apple Scammers Hold iOS Devices Ransom

June 10, 2014 | By:

iOS Devices held for ransom

Apple has announced that iOS device users should be wary of scammers who have been remotely locking users out of their devices for ransom by accessing their Apple IDs. Symantec security-response manager Satman Narang stated that phishing emails disguised as password-reset messages sent from Apple allowed scammers to acquire personal information about an iOS user, lock the …

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Posted in: Personal Protection

Facebook’s Unsung Privacy Settings

June 9, 2014 | By:

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Privacy Settings and Tools Provide Secure Social Media Experience Facebook has gone from a social media hub to a world-renowned community. It’s a place to post day-to-day activities, connect with old friends and comment on photos and videos shared between one another. Whether you use Facebook to watch your granddaughter grow up through picture and …

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Posted in: Personal Protection

Email Heist Targeted at Google Users

May 15, 2014 | By:

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Gmail account holders:  be aware of the latest sophisticated phishing attack targeting you. The malicious emails claim to be from Google and come with the subject line “Mail Notice” or “New Lockout Notice.” The email message indicates an email storage issue that you must rectify immediately by clicking the link provided. Once clicked, your account …

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Posted in: Identity Theft and Fraud News

Major Internet Explorer Security Flaw Found

April 29, 2014 | By:

IE Bug Found

You may have already heard about this in the media, but a serious flaw has been discovered in all versions of Internet Explorer since version 6 up through the most current version 11.  The flaw allows a malicious site to send a Web page that could compromise your computer and give full access of your information to …

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Posted in: Personal Protection

Top 5 Ways We Expose Our Information to Identity Theft

April 22, 2014 | By:

EZShield's Top 5 Ways We Invite Identity Theft Into Our Lives

Are you opening the door to identity theft? Admit it, you cut corners. We all do. In the name of convenience, we sometimes overlook security. Just look at how we handle our personal information. We know we shouldn’t post our Social Security number publicly.  We also know it’s important to keep our credit card numbers, …

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