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How does identity theft occur? Approximately 10 million individuals each year are affected by identity theft but not many people know about the sophisticated ways that thieves and hackers are able to gain access to their account information. In addition to physical theft of checks, credit cards and Social Security numbers, fraudsters can get your information online or through your computer in a number of different ways. One such tactic is by spying on you while you are paying for items at the store. If someone is able to peer over your shoulder and pick up your PIN while you enter it, they will be able to access a great deal of information in addition to your money. Install firewalls and security programs on your electronic devices and be catious of emails from senders that require you to click links and enter in private information. Should you receive such messages, call the company in question to verify their authenticity. You can get more helpful tips for protecting your identity by reading the infographic below.

Created by Britni Zandbergen, Senior Director of Marketing at Idology. Britni has years of experience in identity management as well as dynamic SaaS solutions.

 

Take a loan, but spend it wisely!

[responsivevoice_button buttontext=”Play”] College can be a tough time. You’re out on your own for the first time, but you don’t have a real job yet. Unfortunately, it’s a time a lot of college kids start to rack up debt. And sometimes the debt stays with them way too long.

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8 Apps that save college students money

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The finance market is a crazy system. With random numbers generated every millisecond, the professionals need to be on constant vigil. The mind needs to process several streams of complex calculations every moment. It is a highly challenging occupation. Only the most persistent professionals can survive in the super-dynamic industry. One needs to stay aligned… Continue reading How to build your career in finance?

Why are education institutions under attack?

Cyber-criminals intrude into higher education computer networks which are much faster than normal computer systems, so they can use the servers to send out malware, spam and viruses. The criminals may try to break in, so they can steal the personal information of faculty, staff and students. The biggest reason for network data breaches is… Continue reading Why are education institutions under attack?

Cyber-criminals intrude into higher education computer networks which are much faster than normal computer systems so they can use the servers to send out malware, spam and viruses. The criminals may try to break in so they can steal the personal information of faculty, staff and students. The biggest reason for network data breaches is so that cyber-criminals can steal student, staff and faculty personal information–identity theft.

Some cyber-criminals break in just to prove to themselves and others that they can do it; other criminals break in to take advantage of the large bandwidth for illegal music and movie downloads.

Some of these criminals have an unusually high level of computer and computer code knowledge, making it easier for them to find “unlocked data doors” that should have been locked by staff. Some criminals are referred to as “script kiddies,” or hacking amateurs trying to intrude with pre-written code.

Cyber-criminals know that some college computer networks aren’t properly configured, so they try to find and exploit the vulnerabilities in that system.

Created by the marketing team at GreyHeller.