Here at the Identity Theft Resource Center, we try to focus on ways the public can minimize their risk of identity theft and being hacked while also acknowledging that sometimes this crime is completely out of their hands.
If you’ve spent even a few minutes of your life near a computer, you’ve probably already been schooled on the need for strong, unique passwords.
The internet of things has produced some really cool innovations. From lamps that come on when you drive up to your house to countertop crock pots that you can turn on and off from your desk at work, our connected lives are easier than ever.
Yahoo has recently suffered a series of bad press announcements, mostly stemming from cyberattacks from as far back as 2013. In two separate discoveries last year, the company informed users that around 1.5 billion email accounts were believed to have been breached, making it the largest data breach in history.
When we think of cyber security, we’re probably envisioning a team of highly-skilled tech experts who monitor a network at a vast bank of computer screens. While those guys are charged with keeping viruses out and company information in, the real watchdog might actually be the smiling face at the front desk.
Banks have long been seen as symbols of trust and security...
Internet access at home has become a must for most people: adults need it for work, bills, and shopping; kids need it for homework; everyone uses it to download entertainment and keep in touch with friends.