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Shop at Saks Fifth Avenue? Your credit card info may have been hacked

Earlier this month, cybersecurity firm Gemini Advisory reported that a group called Fin7 (aka Jokerstash) had hacked a number of high-end retail stores. The group was now planning to sell the information from five million credit and debit cards on the dark web. The stores in question were Saks Fifth Avenue and Lord & Taylor. According […]

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How to Protect Yourself from Meltdown and Spectre, Two Dangerous New Cyber Threats

Two new cyber threats—“Meltdown” and “Spectre”—have been in the news recently, leaving computers, mobile devices, tablets, and other gadgets vulnerable to attacks. And while Apple, Google, and Microsoft have now released security updates in response, it’s worth understanding what these new hardware flaws are and how you can protect yourself. Cyber Threat: Differentiating Between Meltdown […]

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Your Computer Has Been Hacked! Here’s What to Do Next …

Hackers are constantly finding creative and innovative ways to get past firewalls, lure unsuspecting people into sharing their information, or break into devices connected to public networks (such as when you’re at your favorite local café and using your laptop, tablet, or smartphone). You could take steps to significantly reduce your risks of getting attacked […]

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Confessions of a broadband borrower: Misusing an unsecured WiFi network has its risks

Yes, I confess, I’ve been a broadband “borrower” for much of my life, jumping on open, unsecured WiFi networks while waiting in airports or hotels or sometimes even outside a stranger’s apartment building. And, I never thought about the security risks from this activity. I’ve called it borrowing because of the connection to “The Borrowers”, […]

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