Category Archives: Security Culture

What would you say to an employer who asked for your Facebook login?

The main themes you want to touch Security: Need to protect everyone’s Private Identifying Information. Violation of Facebook policy: It is against Facebook’s user policy to share login information. OFCCP regulations against asking for marital status, children and age. Be … Continue reading

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Someone Used My Credit Card Number Am I An Identity Theft Victim?

Credit Card Fraud When an existing credit card, debit card, checking account or other financial account is used without your permission it is “Credit Card Fraud” or “Bank Account Fraud”, not Financial Identity Theft. When someone opens a new account … Continue reading

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National Consumer Protection Week 2012 Kicks Off Sunday, March 4

The Federal Trade Commission and more than 30 other federal agencies, consumer groups and national advocacy organizations, in conjunction with state, county, and local government agencies, are participating in National Consumer Protection Week, March 4-10, 2012. National Consumer Protection Week … Continue reading

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Senators Unveil Major Cybersecurity Bill

The long-awaited, wide-ranging cybersecurity legislation that would update the laws that govern how the federal government secures its information systems as well as help safeguard the vital private networks in which American society depends on was introduced in the Senate … Continue reading

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Does Your Company have a Super Bowl Winning Culture?

In the words of Vince Lombardi: “Individual commitment to a group effort – that is what makes a team work, a company work, a society work, a civilization work.” “People who work together will win, whether it’s against complex football … Continue reading

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Phishing Hooks those Too Quick to Click

The first time I took my grand-daughter fishing we did not catch any fish. We did not even get a nipple, but we did have fun. That night sitting watching the camp fire she asked, “Why didn’t we catch anything.” … Continue reading

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Do you use the same login & password for all accounts?

Ramnit Worm Threatens Online Accounts and Targets Facebook Seeking Log-in Credentials. “We suspect that the attackers behind Ramnit are using the stolen credentials to log in to victims’ Facebook accounts and to transmit malicious links to their friends, thereby magnifying … Continue reading

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3 Things an Identity Thief Needs to become You

To make you a victim of Identity Theft the thief only needs: Your Name Your Birthday Your Social Security Number Name Ok, it may be impossible to hide your name. It would be helpful if you only used a nick … Continue reading

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Stop Unsolicited offers for Credit Cards and Insurance in 2012

OptOutPreScreen.com is the official Consumer Credit Bureau website to Opt-Out or Opt-In from offers of credit and insurance. The Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) provides consumers the right to stop receiving future prescreened offers. Companies that solicit new credit card … Continue reading

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Do you have the Ultimate Facebook Privacy Settings?

“Facebook’s innovation does not have to come at the expense of consumer privacy. The FTC action will ensure it will not.” — Jon Leibowitz, FTC Chairman FTC: “Facebook has agreed to settle FTC charges that it deceived its users — … Continue reading

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