How Do Cybercrooks Actually Steal Your Data?

Identity_fraud_protection_blogOver the last year, the world has witnessed large-scale financial fraud. And while we spend a lot of time talking about identity protection, today’s blog is about how the cybercriminals actually go about stealing your data, how they go about conducting these massive espionage initiatives and other attack methods, like identity theft.

 

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Is NFC Technology Enabling Mobile Security Threats?

NFC_mobile_security_risksFirst off, let’s establish what NFC means. NFC stands for Near Field Communication, and is a form of technology that wirelessly sends payment information. Think virtual wallets. By installing an NFC chip within your smartphone, you can store your credit card info and pay by swiping your phone over the credit card reader. Pretty nifty!

 

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How To Protect Your Children From Identity Theft

Child_identity_theft_blogSomeone is stealing from your children, and it’s not Okay. But what are YOU doing about it?

This is one of the newest issues in internet security over the last few years, with an estimated 10% of children becoming victims. Online identity theft has been around for a while, but child identity theft is a newer development.

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How To Protect Your Children From Social Media Dangers

Teenagers_textingSocial networks are the new playground for children. Most of the friending and socializing they do nowadays takes place online. Letting them use all the online socializing tools not only helps them develop social skills, but also provides them with tech skills from an early age. And they already seem pretty savvy, don’t they? But with all the benefits online socializing brings, is it really safe for kids?

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Why Social Media Needs 2-Factor Authentication

Social media security - 2-factor_blogWe’ve all heard about the massive companies getting hacked through social media channels. Take the Associated Press Twitter hack from a few weeks ago – a false tweet announced that there had been two explosions at the White House, and that President Barack Obama had been injured. This one tweet created chaos in the United States and resulted in a 143-point drop in the Dow Jones Industrial Average on the U.S. stock market. It’s scary what one false tweet can do.

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Cheat Sheet: Keep Your Online Identity Safe In 3 Easy Steps

Online identity safe_blogAre you stressed about your online identity being at risk? You’re not alone – with over 15 million identities stolen each year in the U.S. alone, identity protection is an understandable concern. There’s really no need to be afraid – BullGuard is here to protect you, not just with award-winning products, but also with easy-to-follow tips to make sure your online identity stays safe.

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