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Phishing Scammers Using Hurricane Matthew to Steal Your Money, Data, & Life

Disasters such as Hurricane Matthew bring out the best in people – and the worst. Unfortunately, the phishing scammers, schemers, and con-artists – the worst – use events like this to take advantage of the best. Phishing scams are the new form of fraud in the digital age. Don’t let your good nature leave you open to theft of your personal identity or money. If you own a business, the consequences of you or an employee getting phished can cause huge problems for you, your employees, and your clients. Phishing is just one source of disaster for your business. Is
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Why The Death Star Explosion (and Your Data Breach) Was an Inside Job

  Why did the Death Star get blown up? Because there was a data breach in the Empire. Yes, Luke Skywalker and his rag-tag band of rebels attacked the Death Star with their tiny ships, but it was an analysis of the Death Star plans that revealed a weakness in the battle station. Plans that were STOLEN and couriered to the Alliance by Princess Leia. Sure, the movies seems to start with a huge destroyer, a tiny rebel ship, the defiant princess. But right before that, there was probably some guy with a thumb drive who cracked into the Death Star mainframe,
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Why You Can’t Rest Easy In Your Digital Security World

The Heartbleed digital security flaw. The end of support for Windows XP. The Internet Explorer Zero-Day exploit. The Anthem Blue Cross data breach. There’s a brief media fanfare about cybersecurity each time something happens, but most of us don’t think we’re affected. Some of us are inconvenienced. A few horror stories make their way into social media. We wonder if our stuff is safe. Is our business secure? Then life pushes the concern into the background. Nothing really bad happened so we must be fine. We’re not an Anthem patient, we’re not a movie studio so it really doesn’t concern
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