The following articles have been updated in 2013 to reflect new and important security protection schemes:
6/17/2013: Microsoft Azure, Linkedin, Twitter, Evernote have now added 2 factor authentication. Be sure to take advantage of this.
4/15/2013: ID Thieves are using the IRS and filing fake tax returns. Remember that the IRS never calls or sends email to you. They use old fashion US mail.
3/24/2013: Vudu got hacked. Again, if you use the same password elsewhere, change it. Each site’s login password should be unique, so if one site gets hacked, hackers won’t be able to access all your other accounts.
3/21/2013: Apple introduced two-step verification for Apple IDs. You need 2 forms of proof to access Apple. Please turn this on right away.
3/4/2013: Evernote got hacked and reset everyone’s password. Again, if you use the same password elsewhere, change it. Each site’s login password should be unique, so if one site gets hacked, hackers won’t be able to access all your other accounts.
3/1/2013: Mobile payments systems lead to privacy issues and major concerns. The systems are becoming more sophisticated with the ability to collect more information about the user transactions and shared with more people.
3/1/2013: Determine if a website is safe or not before visiting it with sites like:
- google.com/safebrowsing/diagnostic?site=[INSERT SITE URL]
- Read How to Secure: Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, and Mozilla Firefox for more web safety tips.