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Privacy Tip #315 – Redline Malware Used to Steal Saved CredentialsNew!!

Passwords are so difficult to remember. We all know we shouldn’t use the same or similar passwords across platforms. Stolen password credentials are dumped on the dark web and criminals use...

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Privacy Tip #314 – Got a Genetic Testing Kit for Christmas? Read This Before You Send In That Swab

I have written about genetic testing kits before, but this subject matter is worth repeating. I find that people don’t always understand the consequences of sending a swab to a genetic...

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Privacy Tip #313 – Data Breaches Aren’t Going Away Anytime Soon

2021 is behind us. Whether that is positive or negative for you, in my world, it was another record year. A record year of data breaches. According to The Identity Theft...

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Privacy Tip #312 -Impersonation Fraud Increased During Pandemic

Another fall-out from the pandemic is that impersonation fraud has increased dramatically. According to the Federal Trade Commission, “the COVID-19 pandemic has spurred a sharp spike in impersonation fraud, as scammers...

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Privacy Tip #311 – New Mexico AG Serious About Children’s Privacy Protections

New Mexico’s Attorney General, Hector Balderas, continues to champion children’s online privacy protections, this time settling with Google over alleged violations of the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA). We previously...

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Privacy Tip #310 – Gift Card Scams Rampant During the Holiday Season

Gift card scams continue to be one of the most frequently-reported scams to the Federal Trade Commission (FTC). According to its recent Scam Alert entitled Scammers are tricking more people into...

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Privacy Tip #309 – Women Poised to Fill Gap of Cybersecurity Talent

I have been advocating for gender equality in Cybersecurity for years [related podcast and post]. The statistics on the participation of women in the field of cybersecurity continue to be bleak,...

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Privacy Tip #308 – Keep the Holiday Shopping Season Cyber Safe

As we enter the holiday shopping season, cyber criminals are sharpening their cyber-scam strategies. We like to remind our readers about the enhanced risk during the holidays [view related posts here, here,...

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Privacy Tip #307 – Credit Card Skimming Devices Found at Costco

Credit card skimming fraud continues to affect companies and their customers, causing businesses such as Costco to routinely inspect their PIN pads for the devices. According to news reports, following a...

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Privacy Tip #306 – Quick Read on Data Privacy Issues in 2020

I’m on vacation this week, and while most people read novels while on vacation, I catch up on data privacy articles and publications that I have set aside and haven’t had...

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