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Online Tracking & Spying is No Joke!

You’ve heard about it and read tons of articles about it, but until you actually experience it, you do not realize how unnerving online spying can be. As a Computer Security Consultant, I spend a lot of time on the internet reading, researching and writing. Naturally, I subscribe to a lot of content providers for white-papers, research reports etc.

Recently, I started noticing a trend that did not initially ring an alarm bell. (more…)

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Watch Out: Copyright Lawsuit E-mail Scam

 

So I received an email from a very perceptive user the other day. The request was to look into a suspicious e-mail that accused this user of copyright infringement:

“To whom it may concern,
It has come to our attention that you have made an unauthorized use of my copyrighted work in the preparation of a work derived therefrom. We have reserved all rights in the Work, which was first published in 2008, and we have registered the copyright. (more…)

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Plan Ahead: How a Security Response Plan Can Help Your Business Expect the Unexpected


Taking steps to protect personal information in your files and on your computer can go a long way toward preventing a security breach. Nevertheless, breaches can happen. (more…)

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Identity Theft Law: What Health Care Providers Need to Know

Original article by Steven Toporoff

As many as nine million Americans have their identities stolen each year. The crime takes many forms. But when identity theft involves health care, the consequences can be particularly severe.

Medical identity theft happens when a person seeks health care using someone else’s name or insurance information. A survey conducted by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) found that close to 5% of identity theft victims have experienced some form of medical identity theft. Victims may find their benefits exhausted or face potentially life-threatening consequences due to inaccuracies in their medical records. The cost to health care providers — left with unpaid bills racked up by scam artists — can be staggering, too. (more…)

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