Data breaches like the ones that hit Target, V-Tech, the US Office of Personnel Management, and credit reporting agency Equifax have made headlines for the past few years. Each one saw millions of consumers’ personal identifiable information compromised, and the door to identity theft potentially left wide open.
Researchers have discovered two new flaws in the microchips that run most computers, laptops, and smartphones, and it could have implications for hundreds of millions of tech users. The Spectre and Meltdown vulnerabilities, as they’ve been dubbed, were first believed to only impact Intel chips, but the number of affected chips by several different manufacturers has grown significantly.
If you haven’t heard the term “Bitcoin” floating around the news, now is the right time to figure out what all the fuss is about. Bitcoin is just one of several different forms of cryptocurrency, which is virtual money that actually ends up having real value.
A lot has happened over the past year, and a lot of innovations have taken their place in our society.
Is a TURKEY in Charge of your Data Security?
When it comes to keeping you safe, experts rarely recommend putting a turkey in charge—whether it’s the human kind or the bird! But this Thanksgiving week, the Identity Theft Resource Center wants you to remember that a turkey can make all the difference.
In the fight against cybercrime, highly-skilled IT experts work ‘round the clock to tackle international hacking groups that wreak havoc on our safety. Hackers have targeted our government and infrastructure, our banking systems, our medical facilities, even our schools, and the “good guys” fight to stay one step ahead.