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NCSAM Week 2 – Privacy, Safe e-Commerce, What’s Out There About Me?

Welcome to week 2 of National Cyber Security Awareness Month! This week we will again explore all three aspects of this year’s theme – “Own IT, Secure IT, Protect IT”. Remember, the “IT” stands for “information technology”, and, just like…

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Data Breach Notification: Wanelo

  Sometime in December 2018, the digital mall Wanelo suffered a data breach that included 23 million unique email addresses along with passwords. Some passwords were stored with weak encryption, others with better encryption. Either way, they are exposed and…

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NCSAM Week 1 – Social Media, Passwords, Cyber Hygiene

Welcome to National Cyber Security Awareness Month, also known as NCSAM! Every week this month we will explore topics around the theme of “Own IT, Secure IT, Protect IT”. That’s not three typos in a row, that’s “IT” as in…

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Data Breach Notification: Poshmark

In mid-2018, social commerce marketplace Poshmark suffered a data breach that exposed 36M user accounts. Clicking on the link in the previous sentence will take you to an article with more details. The compromised data included email addresses, names, usernames,…

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How to Check Your Email Rules, or Cleaning Up After a Email Hack

Your email is one of your digital identities. When it is hacked or stolen from you, “bad things will happen”. Some email accounts are hacked to enable the attacker to steal other email accounts or impersonate you to manipulate someone…

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August News From Information Security

It’s August! Classes begin in just a few short weeks. This month’s newsletter is about staying safe online and covers a number of different topics, but first, here are some reminders and notices of things to come right here on…

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March News from Information Security

March is here! Spring Break can’t be far away. This month we are focusing on protecting your rights as a consumer. We are all consumers at some point and we should take proactive steps to make sure we are making…

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