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Find Out if You Can Collect a Bundle from the Equifax Breach

There is a strong chance that hackers obtained your identity information in the Equifax breach. It exposed 148 million American’s sensitive information, and that sets you and your family up for identity theft. If you already suffered identity theft and can prove Equifax was the source, you might get up to twenty thousand dollars.

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You Do Not Need to Understand Computers to Make Ransomware

There is a new program that is designed to help even non-technical people to create ransomware. The tool is called Inpivx, and it is designed to provide easy point-and-click functionality.

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What to Do if Someone Hacks Your Email Account

How to protect yourself if, or even before, an unauthorized spammer uses one of your email accounts to send out spam:

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How to Stop the Annoying Phone Calls

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How to Best Protect Your Mobile Devices

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Tesla Will Give a Car to a Hacker if they can Break In

Hackers will compete for prizes from Tesla. In addition to the first winner who gets the car, Tesla also pays… $250,000 if they can hack the autopilot$100,000 if they can hack the modem or tuner$100,000 if they can hack the key fob or phone-as-a-key Microsoft, VMWare, and other companies are offering big prizes to someone […]

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773 Million Passwords Exposed – Were You Exposed?

Today Troy Hunt announced that a collection of 773 million usernames and passwords were released. This release of passwords, dubbed Collection #1, contains usernames and passwords

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Attackers are Targeting High Net Worth Individuals

An experienced high-level executive shared his concern about how attackers are investing more time targeting high net worth individuals.

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Happy Computer Security Day!

November 30th is Computer Security Day. Today is a great day to remind your team members to continue to be extra vigilant as they watch for spam email messages. 

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You Might Stop Receiving Essential Email Messages, and What to Do About It

If someone ever impersonates you via email, you may stop receiving legitimate email messages too. Computers belonging to people who received a fake email message may automatically send all new messages to the phony address instead of yours. Senders don’t realize what is happening, and you stop receiving essential email messages.

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