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Pete Recommends – Weekly highlights on cyber security issues, July 23, 2022

Via LLRX – Pete Recommends – Weekly highlights on cyber security issues, July 23, 2022 – Privacy and cybersecurity issues impact every aspect of our lives – home, work, travel, education, health and medical records – to name but a few. On a weekly basis Pete Weiss highlights articles and information that focus on the increasingly complex and wide ranging ways technology is used to compromise and diminish our privacy and online security, often without our situational awareness. Four highlights from this week: Report: 47% of orgs experienced a voice phishing attack last year; Rising Cyberthreats Increase Cyber Insurance Premiums While Reducing Availability; FTC explains ‘reasonable’ cybersecurity; and Facebook has started to encrypt links to counter privacy-improving URL Stripping.

How to Find Out if Your Passwords Are Being Sold Online

Make Use Of: “Whether you have the strongest or weakest passwords, countless scenarios can leak your password online. It could be a data breach, or you accidentally shared your credentials with a malicious actor through a phishing website. But how do you tell if your password has been hacked? And what are some of the… Continue Reading

Pete Recommends – Weekly highlights on cyber security issues, June 4, 2022

Via LLRX – Pete Recommends – Weekly highlights on cyber security issues, June 4, 2022: Privacy and cybersecurity issues impact every aspect of our lives – home, work, travel, education, health and medical records – to name but a few. On a weekly basis Pete Weiss highlights articles and information that focus on the increasingly… Continue Reading

Pete Recommends – Weekly highlights on cyber security issues, May 21, 2022

Via LLRX – Pete Recommends – Weekly highlights on cyber security issues, May 21, 2022 – Privacy and cybersecurity issues impact every aspect of our lives – home, work, travel, education, health and medical records – to name but a few. On a weekly basis Pete Weiss highlights articles and information that focus on the… Continue Reading

Pete Recommends Weekly highlights on cyber security issues, April 23, 2022

Via LLRX – Pete Recommends Weekly highlights on cyber security issues, April 23, 2022 – Privacy and cybersecurity issues impact every aspect of our lives – home, work, travel, education, health and medical records – to name but a few. On a weekly basis Pete Weiss highlights articles and information that focus on the increasingly complex… Continue Reading

Companies lose your data and then nothing happens

Vox: “…High-profile data breaches have been in the headlines for years. In 2013, Target lost the credit card, debit card, and other information of tens of millions of customers. In 2018, Marriott disclosed a data breach that impacted up to 500 million people; in 2020, it got hit again. In 2021, hackers got a bunch… Continue Reading

Pete Recommends Weekly highlights on cyber security issues, April 9, 2022

Via LLRX – Pete Recommends Weekly highlights on cyber security issues, April 9, 2022 – Privacy and cybersecurity issues impact every aspect of our lives – home, work, travel, education, health and medical records – to name but a few. On a weekly basis Pete Weiss highlights articles and information that focus on the increasingly… Continue Reading

Spring Is Here – Here’s How to Spot the Seasonal Scams

The New York Times: “Fraud is a year-round activity, but tax season brings an uptick in calculated schemes to steal money and personal information through spoofed messages and other means. Cybersecurity firms have also reported an increase in fraud attempts that exploit the conflict in Ukraine — a situation that has increased fears of potential… Continue Reading

Pete Recommends Weekly highlights on cyber security issues, March 26, 2022

Via LLRX – Pete Recommends Weekly highlights on cyber security issues, March 26, 2022 – Privacy and cybersecurity issues impact every aspect of our lives – home, work, travel, education, health and medical records – to name but a few. On a weekly basis Pete Weiss highlights articles and information that focus on the increasingly… Continue Reading

Despite Decades of Hacking Attacks, Companies Leave Vast Amounts of Sensitive Data Unprotected

ProPublica: “A surge in identity theft during the pandemic underscores how easy it has become to obtain people’s private data. As hackers are all too happy to explain, many of them are cashing in on it.Consider some of the episodes last year in which large quantities of personal data were stolen: 300 million customer and… Continue Reading

Identity Theft Resource Center’s 2021 Annual Data Breach Report Sets New Record for Number of Compromises

“Today, the Identity Theft Resource Center® (ITRC), a nationally recognized nonprofit organization established to support victims of identity crime, will release its 16th Annual Data Breach Report, supported by Sontiq, a TransUnion company, at the Identity, Authentication, and the Road Ahead Policy Forum hosted by the Better Identity Coalition (BIC), FIDO Alliance and the ITRC. According… Continue Reading