personal data

Breach Brief – Exactis

June 29, 2018 | 0 Comments

Who is Exactis and what do they know about me? That is the question you need to be asking.  No, you haven’t heard of Exactis but they may have exposed some of your most personal information...

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Breach Brief – Ticketfly, MyHeritage

June 7, 2018 | 0 Comments

Concert ticketing service Ticketfly reported last week that it was hit by a major data breach involving the personal information of 26 million customers. According to Ticketfly “some customer information has been compromised including names,...

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Regardless of what computer you own, Apple or Windows, Spectre and Meltdown security flaws affect you. Security researchers recently revealed the details of these two microprocessor security flaws. Chips made by Intel, Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) and others are...

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Breach Brief – Alteryx

December 22, 2017 | 0 Comments

Alteryx, a California based data analytics company, has compromised the personal information of about 123 million American households. According to UpGuard of Silicon Valley Alteryx posted the information to a publicly available Amazon Web Services...

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Mobile security of your smartphone or tablet, is not rocket science. You can take simple steps to secure your devices and online accounts that protects you from being an easy target. Let’s start with your...

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African-Americans have embraced mobile technology.  According to Pew Research African-Americans are more likely to use mobile technology, smartphones and tablets, to access the Internet than whites. So we should be more aware of how to...

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Breach Brief – Verizon

July 19, 2017 | 0 Comments

Millions of Verizon customer’s information has been exposed online. Last Wednesday UpGuard, an Internet security firm, reported finding millions Verizon accounts exposed on an unsecured server. Customer information included subscriber’s names, cellphone number, and the...

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Breach Brief – America’s JobLink Alliance

March 29, 2017 | 0 Comments

America’s JobLink Alliance (AJLA)  reported  a data breach exposed the sensitive information of job-seekers in at least 10 states. Hackers were able to gain unauthorized access to the names, Social Security numbers, and birth dates...

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Breach Brief – U.S. Navy, Madison Square Garden

November 25, 2016 | 0 Comments

The United States Navy announced on Wednesday that hackers have gained access to sensitive personal information of more that 130,000 current and former sailors. The information lost includes names and social security numbers. According to...

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Breach Brief – Acer Computer

June 20, 2016 | 0 Comments

Computer maker Acer announced that it has suffered a data breach of its U.S. commerce site. According to Acer anyone who has purchased a computer through the site in the past year may be at...

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