Some good tips in this article on ATM card theft. “According to a recent FICO report, in the first five months of 2015, thieves have been installing skimming devices in ATM machines at breakneck speed and stealing significant numbers of
Here are some quick takeaways about the recently reported hack into the IRS system: Over 100,000 tax returns stolen Attacks took place between February and mid-May 2015 Attackers used IRS’s “Get Transcript” system Motivation likely to claim fraudulent tax returns
According to a story from Wired UK, a well known jailbreaker named Comex has figured out how to get a browser running on an Apple Watch. No real details as of yet, but you can see video of it here.
If you own any LIFX smart bulb, go get a software update as soon as possible. Security researchers were able to hack into the bulbs to reveal the passwords on the local WiFi networks they were connected to.
SplashID Safe got a mention in a great NY Times article on how to share your sensitive data with loved ones once you pass on.
With all the hacking, spying, and general lack of online security these days, it’s good to know that SplashID Safe is protecting your logins and other sensitive records. But you can never be too safe, so we’re raising to bar with 2-Factor Authentication to protect you against unauthorized access of your SplashID data, even if someone discovers your username and password.
Since SplashID Cloud Services is run on Microsoft IIS servers, and not Linux or Unix servers, it does not employ the Open SSL library that contains the Heartbleed vulnerability. That said, this is a widely used library that will affect
“Password” unseated by “123456” on SplashData’s annual “Worst Passwords” list The 2013 list of worst passwords, influenced by postings from the Adobe breach, demonstrates the importance of not basing passwords on the application or website being accessed LOS GATOS, CA
Fighting Zombie Accounts This blogger mentions SplashID Safe as a tool to use in the fight to protect your online identity. Old so-called “Zombie Accounts” are one risk to keep in mind. You need to be vigilant in order to
Now Is the Time: Change Your Passwords For important passwords like bank logins and email accounts, it’s a good idea to change them periodically. Ideally you would change them every 3 months, but that can be inconvenient, so January is