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Mobile Apps, Your Data, and your digital Shadow

Mobile Apps are used every day without a second thought. But convenience comes at a cost. You may want to think twice before you download.

Equifax? Let’s Talk Data Breaches and Identity Theft

Identity theft is on the rise and the latest data breach from Equifax could bring an “avalanche” of cyber crime with losses of billions of dollars. These are times when the individual response of each one of us could urge our government to stop the growing crisis, and to change flawed credit application processes that lie at the core of it. The five steps described in this article are useful to those affected and whose privacy might be breached. A personal story highlights that identity theft is more common than people expect.

Looking for a new job? Then the scammers want you!

If you're a big company and you're not looking for imposters, you're making a big mistake. If you, as an individual, get a job offer emailed to you out of the blue apparently from a big company, it's pretty much a certainty you're going to loose out big time if you get "employed." Read Mark Gibbs' latest Gearhead column to learn why.

Abracadabra! Hocus Pocus! I Was Spoofed Once, Never Again

Even an Info Security professional can fall victim to a prevalent hacker ploy: spoofing, as Alphonzo Albright learned. Luckily he caught it before damage had occurred. Here are tips how you can protect yourself from such a scam.