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Tip of the Week: 3 Considerations When Securing Personal Information

Tip of the Week: 3 Considerations When Securing Personal Information

Personal information is precious, especially in this increasingly digital day and age. This makes it incredibly important that you are doing everything you can to protect it in your business - whether it is your own or belongs to somebody else. Here, we’ll go over a few tips to help you better protect the data you’re responsible for.

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Best Practices for Your Access Management

Best Practices for Your Access Management

As you oversee your business, there is a lot that you’re going to have to manage - including how much access your employees have to the data you have collected and generated throughout your operations. An access management policy can help you to accomplish this. Here, we’ll review a few key features you need to include in your strategy.

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Google Knows a Lot About You. Here’s How to Control It

Google Knows a Lot About You. Here’s How to Control It

Nearly everyone uses Google in some way or another. The search engine is, by far, the most common way people get answers and find content online. The margins aren’t even close, either. Currently, Google handles about 90% of search queries, while the second and third place goes to Yahoo and Bing, who share just below 5% of the search market share.

Google curates the search results on the fly based on a lot of variables including where you are located, what kind of device you are on, and your online surfing habits. This means Google is collecting a lot of information about how we use the web to give us a better experience. Let’s look at how you can control what Google knows about you to better protect your privacy.

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Hackers Are Already Targeting Disney Plus Accounts

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In case you weren't already aware, Disney recently launched a new video streaming service called Disney+ which has been driving Netflix and other established streaming services crazy with fear and apprehension since it was first announced. If the early indications are any clue, Netflix has little to worry about, but Disney has their hands full. Mere hours after the service was launched, complaints started flooding in, and not just on Disney's website.

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Is 2FA Worth the Trouble?

Is 2FA Worth the Trouble?

I want to start this article out by admitting that there are a lot of active threats out there these days. There are hackers--hacking collectives, actually--that’s whole purpose is to infiltrate businesses and steal data, money, and most often, the trust people have in their technology. One way to help keep your stuff secure is by relying on two-factor authentication. 

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Android Devices Using Qualcomm Chips Can Be Hacked

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Do you have an Android device? Is it built around a Qualcomm chipset? If so, be advised that you may be at risk. According to a report recently published by security firm CheckPoint, a recently discovered flaw could allow hackers to steal a variety of sensitive information on your phone or tablet.

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Public Chargers Can Expose Your Device To Hacking And Malware

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On paper, it seems like a lovely idea to use a public charger. Airports, hotels, and other high traffic areas have begun to increasingly offer public USB power charging stations to give people a convenient means of recharging their favorite devices. Unfortunately, things are not working out quite according to plan. Naturally, hackers around the world have taken note, and regard such easily accessed terminals as juicy targets and low hanging fruit. According to a security alert published by the Los Angeles District Attorney's office, many of these stations have been compromised, and using them could expose you to malware.

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Popular Web Domain Registrar Hit With Data Breach

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Do you have web domains registered with Web.com, Network Solutions or Register.com? If so, at least some of your data may have been compromised. Web.com recently reported that they and their two subsidiaries named above were breached by an unknown third party. The breach occurred in late August 2019 and the company discovered evidence of the intrusion on October 16th, 2019.

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Discord Users Be Careful Of Malware And Information Theft

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Do you use the Discord chat service? If so, be advised that malware developers have been using the service to not only host various types of malware, but also to use it as a command and control server. In addition, they are abusing the chat client to force it to perform a variety of malicious behavior. Unfortunately, this is not a new problem.

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