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You studied for more hours than you can count. You combed through countless textbooks, wrote dozens upon dozens of papers and survived finals week many times over. And thankfully, all that hard work has finally paid off, because here you are, celebrating your college graduation. Making it through college is …

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Web browsing is one of the top ways that computers become infected with malware today.  With that in mind it is easy to understand why organizations continue to focus their attention on web browsing security.  One of the biggest mistakes that employees make when it comes to web browsing is …

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We have a lot of passwords these days used for everything from online magazine subscriptions to logging in to check our healthcare information. We trust many others with sensitive information and the only thing between us and that information is often, only a password. Protecting that information is critical. Following …

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So is a strong password that important?  Should we use passphrases?  Do passwords really get cracked? YES, YES and YES. There are many techniques for obtaining passwords and over the years, these have become moresophisticated. The top methods for cracking passwords, in no particular order are brute force attacks, rainbow …

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The IRS was recently hit by hackers, compromising personal information for hundreds of thousands of taxpayers. It’s not the first time the IRS has been used to illegally obtain sensitive data from unknowing consumers. One effective scam, Impersonating IRS agents, is gaining in popularity among cybercriminals because it works …

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When you take a moment to count the number of internet-connected devices in your home, the tally may surprise you. There are smart TVs, routers, computers, tablets, smartphones, smart thermostats and refrigerators, security systems, and even toilets that can be flushed from afar. All of those devices are a …

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Last year, TurboTax was involved in a tax time incident and this year, it’s TaxAct. The maker of the tax filing software learned late last year that some of its customers’ accounts (less than .25%) were accessed and information such as social security numbers, names, addresses, bank account information …

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Brown University email account holders may be being targeted in a massive phishing campaign. Kaspersky Labs reported receiving email messages from Brown University “NO REPLY” senders that request the recipient to verify their Google Accounts. More on why that isn’t so strange later. Phishing itself is not new and …

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When support ends on a product, it is very important to upgrade to a new version or change to a new product. In the case of browsers, Microsoft has pulled the plug on support for Internet Explorer versions 8, 9, and 10 on January 12, 2016. It is highly recommended …

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According to the Identity Theft Assistance Center, one in 40 (2.5 percent) households in the U.S. have a child under 18 who have had personal information compromised by identity theft criminals. Unfortunately, much of the identity theft from children doesn’t get discovered until after they are …

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