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Google Study Finds Email Scams Are More Effective Than You'd Expect

The Huffington Post | Damon Beres | Posted 11.07.2014 | Technology

You know those weird emails that try to trick you into handing over your information? Turns out they work way better than you'd expect, according to a...

The Real JPMorgan Data Breach Danger Is Still on Its Way

Adam Levin | Posted 10.09.2014 | Technology
Adam Levin

Given the length of the infiltration and the fact that not one of the 83 million accounts affected got drained, it seems unlikely that theft of funds was the immediate goal of the breach. The more likely scenario is that we are watching a multi-layered crime unfold in real time.

Ben Walsh

Chase Bank Refuses To Admit How Many People Were Actually Hacked

HuffingtonPost.com | Ben Walsh | Posted 10.07.2014 | Business

JPMorgan Chase is refusing to say how many individuals had their personal information stolen by hackers in the recent massive security breach. But tha...

5 Reasons Not to Look for Those Nude Celebrity Photos

Adam Levin | Posted 11.03.2014 | Technology
Adam Levin

If you are not particularly worried about being high-minded here, there is another consideration, which is, by looking at the pictures, you are giving criminals a purpose for their act (at least with a degree or so of separation) and causing someone distress. Is it really worth it?

Where Small Business Security Stands Today - A 2014 Survey

Joe Ross | Posted 08.31.2014 | Small Business
Joe Ross

Small business (SMB) cyber security is a hot topic for us. On a weekly basis, we at CSID see many SMBs dealing with the aftereffects of getting breached and losing sensitive information.

Heartbleed: Why Changing Your Passwords Isn't Enough

Adam Levin | Posted 06.14.2014 | Technology
Adam Levin

Since many websites ask you (or even require you) to use your email address as a username, that information is also vulnerable to the Heartbleed bug. Welcome to the beginning of phishing season.

There's A New Scam To Steal Your Gmail Info, And It's Hard To Catch

The Huffington Post | Alexis Kleinman | Posted 03.19.2014 | Technology

Warning: If you receive an email with the subject "Documents," and it directs you to a webpage that looks like a Google Drive sign-in page, do not ent...

The Dearly Departed Now Lie in Your Spam Folder

Greg Schwem | Posted 05.05.2014 | Technology
Greg Schwem

My Facebook pal Jeannie received the email several weeks ago. A close friend passed away and the service was taking place the following day. Jeannie thought about sending a sympathy card or paying her respects in person. There was just one small problem. "I wish I knew who I lost," she messaged me.

This Scam On Netflix Is A Doozy

The Huffington Post | Taylor Casti | Posted 04.17.2014 | Technology

A new phishing scam targeting Netflix subscribers preys on our blind trust of customer service representatives when it comes to our personal informati...

Don't Fall for Valentine's Day Scams

Jason Alderman | Posted 04.14.2014 | Business
Jason Alderman

Valentine's Day brings out the best -- and worst -- in human behavior. Our impulse is to be generous and search for the ideal gift. Internet thieves know this and coolly set traps for unsuspecting shoppers. Here are some of the more common Valentine's Day scams to avoid.

Is Android the New Windows? Malware Makers Think So

Adam Levin | Posted 03.26.2014 | Technology
Adam Levin

If you wouldn't click on it, open it, download it or go to great efforts to get it for free (like trying to pirate it) on your super-expensive laptop, don't do it on your smartphone.

If John Bolton Reaches Out to You by Email, Beware

Steve Clemons | Posted 03.20.2014 | Politics
Steve Clemons

I should have known at the time that this was an odd self-depiction, but it was close enough that I figured it could be real -- and told some colleagues at The Atlantic about how he had described himself, particularly the reference to neoconservatism and Vietnam.

The Real 'Ish' With the Target and Neiman Marcus Hackings Isn't What You Think

Adam Levin | Posted 03.17.2014 | Technology
Adam Levin

With a little extra work and some programming ingenuity, identity thieves can use your information to engage in what I like to call the pantheon of "-ishing" -- phishing, spear-phishing, vishing and smishing -- and still turn a tidy profit off of their crimes with your inadvertent help.

Don't Let Cyber Grinches Ruin Your Holidays

Jason Alderman | Posted 11.25.2014 | Business
Jason Alderman

Whether you're shopping online using your computer, smartphone or tablet, here are some common cyber scams to watch out for and security precautions you should take.

How to Start Creating Smart Online Habits

Joe Ross | Posted 01.23.2014 | Technology
Joe Ross

Twenty-seven percent of the time we spend online is spent on forums and social networks. Think about it -- 16 minutes of every hour we spend online is spent sharing personal information or absorbing personal information others have shared.

Lions & Tigers & Bears, Oh My! - Combating Internet Threats

Gary M. Kaye | Posted 10.20.2013 | Technology
Gary M. Kaye

It's a jungle out there on the Internet. Every day you go out to visit websites, check on your checking account, shop on eBay, Google the news, and every day there are predators waiting to pounce on your passwords, abscond with your accounts and infiltrate your identity.

14 Dangerous Emails That Could Be in Your Inbox

Adam Levin | Posted 09.10.2013 | Technology
Adam Levin

The days of the simple phishing scam are gone. Even the fake Nigerian prince has grown up, learned better English, and often serves as an intermediary on other, bigger scams. As phishing scams develop, it's more important than ever to remain alert.

Top Security and Operational Concerns IT Departments Should Consider for BYOD

Alexandru Catalin Cosoi | Posted 09.07.2013 | Technology
Alexandru Catalin Cosoi

With the increasing use of employee-owned devices, IT departments face more serious security concerns and need to strengthen the company's BYOD polici...

11 Really Dumb Things You Do With Your Email

Adam Levin | Posted 08.27.2013 | Technology
Adam Levin

The best way to stay safe is to aggressively protect yourself. No one else can guard your email better than you. Here are the top 11 things you can do right now to reduce your risk of getting your email either hacked or scammed.

How To Avoid The Virus On Facebook That Can Drain Your Bank Account

The Huffington Post | Alexis Kleinman | Posted 06.05.2013 | Technology

If you click on the wrong link on Facebook, a virus may find its way into your bank account and drain it of all your money. The New York Times' Bits B...

Cyber Wars and Your Divorce

Henry Gornbein | Posted 07.31.2013 | Divorce
Henry Gornbein

Spouses will not only read your emails, but can even write false emails from your account, pretending to be you.

The Escalating Risk of Cyber Attacks -- VigiTrust's Data Breach Forum

James Grundvig | Posted 07.30.2013 | Technology
James Grundvig

At the VigiTrust "How to Prevent Data Loss and Breaches in the Healthcare Industry" forum, held at the Irish Consulate in New York City, the conferenc...

Jamaica Comes Down Tough on 'Lottery Scams'

Ambassador Stephen Vasciannie | Posted 05.14.2013 | World
Ambassador Stephen Vasciannie

This week, the Senate Special Committee on Aging held an important hearing on the recent scourge of phone fraud schemes, which target U.S. seniors. Jamaica is committed to ending these attacks, and we believe that these tough new measures will help in this fight.

Besides Music, What Do Rihanna, Miley and Taylor Have in Common?

Hemanshu Nigam | Posted 05.06.2013 | Technology
Hemanshu Nigam

Hackers may use public appeal to lure victims, but consumers may easily outsmart phishers by employing these and other basic security procedures.

Avoiding Tax Refund Identity Fraud

Jason Alderman | Posted 02.06.2013 | Business
Jason Alderman

Many people file their income tax returns as early in the year as possible. Some are eager to claim their tax refund right away, while others are trying not to procrastinate. Let me add another good reason to file your taxes right away: tax refund identity fraud.