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Why schools and students are lucrative ransomware targets

Nov 22, 2022
A group called Vice Society has raised the attention of authorities for launching cyberattacks on the education sector.
Because students have no existing credit histories, their data can be appealing to identity thieves.
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When it comes to health apps, don't count on HIPAA to protect your medical info

Sep 26, 2022
Web searches about medical issues and data in health trackers aren't guaranteed the confidentiality given to records in a doctor's office.
HIPAA protects the information about you that resides with your doctors and insurers. It doesn't apply to your web browsing or app use, though.
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Google Plus users exposed to security vulnerability

Oct 9, 2018
A software glitch left private data of more than 496,000 users of the social media network open to potential misuse.
Google's European headquarters in Dublin in 2010.

The Equifax breach happened a year ago. If you’re still frozen, you’re not alone.

Sep 6, 2018
Many consumers are keeping their credit frozen, just to be safe.
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How does China’s social credit system work?

Feb 13, 2018
With a lack of financial data to assess creditworthiness, citizens are being rewarded for honesty and punish misdeeds, which are digitally archived.
In Shanghai, jaywalking could be recorded on your social credit file, along with refusing to visit elderly parents or not sorting your garbage into the appropriate bins.
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Thanks to Equifax, the risk of fraud is higher this tax season

Jan 29, 2018
If someone claiming to be from the IRS gives you a call, go ahead and hang up.
It's that time of year again ... tax time.
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