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B I G B O Y. It's Not "Just" a Password.

Mark Steber | Posted 08.24.2016 | Business
Mark Steber

You may remember the commercials from 2006, where the guy awkwardly whispered his password "Big Boy" in crowded places. These days, using a password ...

Name Scams: 3 Ways You Can Get Got

Adam Levin | Posted 10.15.2014 | Technology
Adam Levin

The fact is, most everyone will experience some form of identity-related compromise during their lifetime. Yes, you most likely will become a victim.

The Hidden Dangers in Your Kid's Backpack

Adam Levin | Posted 10.07.2014 | Technology
Adam Levin

The things your child carries in his or her rucksack can become weapons of your financial destruction if they fall into the wrong hands.

How Much Do You Know about Protecting Your Identity? (Quiz)

Adam Levin | Posted 10.01.2014 | Money
Adam Levin

The first step when it comes to identity theft is admitting you have a problem. Knowing your ID IQ is a good place to start.

What's Stopping Media From Posting PII? Not Much

Joe Ross | Posted 09.30.2014 | Media
Joe Ross

I believe relatively soon we will all agree -- and write into national law -- that PII includes more than your Social Security number, and that name, address and ZIP should be not be shared on media sources or other public forums without extreme cause. T

A Time for Sacrifice

Arzu Kaya Uranli | Posted 01.23.2014 | Religion
Arzu Kaya Uranli

It is also a time to ask for forgiveness and mercy from God. Kurban Bayramı takes a place on the 10th day of the Islamic calendar's last month. It also concludes the annual pilgrimage to Mecca known as the hajj, a journey of dedication and purification.

Should All Personal Information Be Encrypted?

Adam Levin | Posted 01.23.2014 | Technology
Adam Levin

As we roll out the technology to implement the Affordable Care Act -- with millions of Americans signing up for the first time -- attempts to find and exploit weaknesses in the system are bound to increase.

Farewell to a Month of Thanksgiving and Hello to a Holiday

Arzu Kaya Uranli | Posted 10.05.2013 | Religion
Arzu Kaya Uranli

In Islam, you have to fast with meaningful intentions. Without any intentions, fasting is simply suffering from hunger. Fasting creates a state of mind that can be achieved through true effort. It can be the evolution of personal understanding and brings personal revival.

In Redemption Days, Hoping for Better

Arzu Kaya Uranli | Posted 10.05.2013 | Religion
Arzu Kaya Uranli

Ramadan awards us fasting to explore and discover new things deep inside of us, life and religion. Every year I'm amazed to find a new angle to see my surroundings through Ramadan's lens.

What's a Data Breach?

Christopher Burgess | Posted 06.22.2013 | Technology
Christopher Burgess

If you are entrusted with data, do take the time to understand the processes and procedures which are in place to protect the data.

Sensitive Data on Parade: A Look at the Macy's Thanksgiving Parade

Christopher Burgess | Posted 02.02.2013 | Technology
Christopher Burgess

We've all read about the presence of sensitive data which originated from within the Nassau County Police Department and found its way into the confet...

For Ransom: Your Medical Records

Adam Levin | Posted 08.21.2012 | Technology
Adam Levin

Would you post your medical records to your Facebook profile? Share a CAT scan via Instagram? Discuss your prescription history with your network on LinkedIn? Not likely.

The Wisconsin Department of Revenue: A Bargain for the Identity Theft Collective

Adam Levin | Posted 10.01.2012 | Politics
Adam Levin

While tight with the purse strings when it comes to public employees, apparently the Walker administration does support full employment for at least one group of workers who clearly don't rely upon collective bargaining: identity thieves.

Did Facebook's Privacy Problems Foretell the IPO?

Adam Levin | Posted 08.08.2012 | Technology
Adam Levin

Facebook's approach to its IPO was consistent with the way it has handled the personal data of its users. In both cases, it seems the company's leadership has pushed policies that are disproportionally focused on their personal enrichment at the expense of everyone else.

The Next Osama Bin Laden Already Has Your Social Security Number

Adam Levin | Posted 01.17.2012 | Politics
Adam Levin

The U.S. government needs to be certain that our response to the genuine and massive threat of cyber attacks is not as bureaucratic and fractious as everything else that goes on in Washington these days.