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Identity Theft Protection

Scary Data Breach Statistics of 2017

Posted by Gretel Egan on Oct 27, 2017 12:20:04 PM

On October 25, the Identity Theft Resource Center (ITRC) published its latest compilation of confirmed data breach notifications affecting US organizations and customers so far this year.* The headline numbers — 1,120 total breaches and more than 171 million records exposed — are frightening in their own right, especially considering that in all of 2016, the ITRC reported 1,039 total breaches and just over 36.6 million records exposed. But what really stood out to us in this latest look at the report wasn’t the numbers that are known, but the numbers that remain unknown.

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Wombat Vlog: Physical Security Is Critical to Identity Theft Protection

Posted by Gretel Egan on May 23, 2017 6:47:01 AM

In this fourth vlog segment in our series about identity theft protection, we discuss a cybersecurity topic that is sometimes overlooked during this age of email, mobile devices, and cloud computing: physical security.

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Wombat Vlog: Oversharing on Social Media Can Damage More Than Your Reputation

Posted by Gretel Egan on May 11, 2017 11:01:28 AM

We all know those people who overshare on social media...but are you doing that yourself without even realizing it?

In this vlog segment (the third in our series about identity theft protection) we discuss the hidden dangers of "getting to know each other" posts and surveys, and how cybercriminals can use the information posted on social networks to commit identity fraud.

 

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Wombat Vlog: Passwords, 2FA, and Identity Theft Protection

Posted by Gretel Egan on Apr 27, 2017 8:40:00 AM



In this second installment in our Identity Theft Protection series, we discuss the importance of unique passwords and password security. We also explain how adding two-factor authentication (2FA) adds a layer of security to devices, accounts, and data — which in turn helps to prevent identity theft and other fraudulent activities.

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Wombat Vlog: Identity Theft Protection and PII Security

Posted by Gretel Egan on Apr 13, 2017 8:05:00 AM

In this first segment of a multi-part series about identity theft protection, we explain how pieces of personally identifiable information (PII) can be used by social engineers and scam artists, and why all types of PII need to be safeguarded.

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