More leaks from Equifax breach

Mar 14, 2018 1:00:55 PM / by Frontline, LLC posted in 2018march14security_a, credit freeze, dark web monitoring, data breach, equifax, fraud alert, Security, security

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The Equifax breach in 2017 exposed the personal information of 145.5 million people in the US and some parts of the UK and Canada, but the number of victims keeps increasing. In the beginning of March, the credit-reporting company revealed that more personal information was leaked. Read on to find out more about this latest development.

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Tech support scam alarms Chrome users

Feb 26, 2018 1:00:49 PM / by Frontline, LLC posted in 2018february26security_a, browser, chrome, cyberthreat, Google, Mac, Malware, scam, Security, security, web, Windows

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With evolving technology comes evolving threats. Recently, a researcher revealed that a new type of scam freezes Google Chrome and tricks users into believing that their network security has been compromised. Little did they know that following instructions listed on the screen will lead to an actual security breach.

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The dangers of distributed spam distraction

Feb 8, 2018 1:00:57 PM / by Frontline, LLC posted in 2018february8security_a, anti-spam, dark web, distributed spam distraction, dsd, email security, identity theft, Security

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Users get around 200 emails in their inbox a day, including work messages, automated payment slips, and everyone’s least favorite email, spam. Spam messages are mostly harmless, but when you get more than 10,000 of them flooding your inbox, you’re probably the victim of a special type of spam attack.

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Meltdown and Spectre fixes cause problems

Jan 24, 2018 1:00:15 PM / by Frontline, LLC posted in 2018january24security_a, chrome, edge, Firefox, flaw, ie, Intel, linux, macos, meltdown, safari, Security, security, spectre, vulnerability, Windows

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It’s been three weeks since one of the worst IT security vulnerabilities in history was announced, and consumers are still receiving mixed messages about how to protect themselves. We usually encourage users to install software updates as often as possible, but when it comes to Meltdown and Spectre, that advice comes with an asterisk.

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Think before saving logins to your browser

Jan 9, 2018 1:00:31 PM / by Frontline, LLC posted in 2018january9security_a, auto-fill, chrome, cybersecurity, Firefox, Passwords, privacy, safari, Security, web browsers

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There are a number of reasons you should be wary of saving your password to a digital platform. Just look at Yahoo’s data breach in 2013, which leaked passwords for three billion people. Even when your password isn’t compromised, saving it to a browser could have serious implications for your privacy.

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Phishers use encrypted sites to scam

Dec 22, 2017 1:00:15 PM / by Frontline, LLC posted in 2017december22security_a, cyber security, Encryption, HTTPS, phishing scam, Security

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Just when you thought cyber criminals couldn’t get smarter, along comes a new scamming technique. Previously used for safeguarding browsing activity, encryption tools are now used by hackers in carrying out phishing scams. This means some fraudulent sites may have HTTPS on their address, giving users a false sense of security.

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Cybersecurity Essentials: VPN

Dec 6, 2017 1:00:03 PM / by Frontline, LLC posted in 2017december6security_a, cybersecurity, Encryption, ip leaking, privacy, Security, server, virtual private network, vpn

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Whether it’s because of government surveillance or cyberattacks, internet users are more concerned than ever about the privacy of their online activities. Unfortunately, security measures like firewalls and antivirus software can’t help you in this case, but there’s one that can: Virtual Private Network (VPN).

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Google studies effects of leaked logins

Nov 21, 2017 1:00:12 PM / by Frontline, LLC posted in 2017november21security_a, account hijacking, data breach, Google, keylogging, multi-factor authentication, Passwords, phishing, research, Security

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Passwords are your first line of defense against hackers. But over the years, they have developed plenty of methods to steal them. To gain a deeper understanding of how cybercriminals operate, Google analyzed the causes of leaked login credentials. Here are the results.

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KRACK hacks: What you need to know

Nov 2, 2017 1:00:10 PM / by Frontline, LLC posted in 2017november2security_a, ethernet, HTTPS, krack, patch, public wifi, Security, vpn, wifi, wpa2

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You’ve heard of ransomware, denial-of-service attacks, and even phishing, but one hacking technique you may not have heard of is the KRACK exploit. This attack takes advantage of a vulnerability in WiFi networks, which puts any device with a wireless connection at risk. Here’s everything you need to know about KRACK.

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Re-secure your passwords!

Oct 19, 2017 1:00:17 PM / by Frontline, LLC posted in 2017october19security_a, account monitoring, multi-factor authentication, password security, Security, security best practice, single sign-on

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In 2003, a manager at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) authored a document on password best practices for businesses, federal agencies, and academic institutions. Now retired, the author admits that his document was misguided. Find out why and what great passwords are made of.

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