In today’s digital world, email is one of the main ways we contact each other. 14 years ago, Congress signed a set of rules called the CAN-SPAM Act designed to protect consumer privacy and limit the amount and type of unsolicited marketing messages they receive.
According to the 2016 Identity Fraud Study released by Javelin Strategy & Research, the total number of Identity Fraud victims in 2016 remained steady at 13.1 million as they did in 2015.
Email is a common target for malicious hackers. Two of the more common techniques they use to compromise email are business email compromise and malicious document attachments. Business Email Compromise The FBI describes Business Email Compromise, or BEC, as a financially-motivated and often sophisticated scam carried out by organized crime organizations. The technique involves impersonating a […]
Jackie here. Have you been smished? You’ve heard of phishing, hacking, and spoofing, but we’re guessing that you may not have heard of smishing. This threat isn’t new, it has been used for several years now, but it is becoming more common. Here’s what you need to know to protect yourself. What Is Smishing? Smishing […]
Jackie here. PINs and passwords both secure your accounts, but that doesn’t mean they are interchangeable. Let’s examine the similarities and differences between these two components of account security. What Is a PIN? A PIN, short for personal identification number, is a series of numbers used to verify identity. PINs are strictly numerical, and don’t […]
Jackie here. Scams involving mobile devices are becoming more common, according to the FTC. Last year more than 6% of all identity theft reported to the FTC involved mobile device fraud. As mobile devices continue to grow in popularity, this phenomenon will likely continue. What Is Mobile Device Fraud? Mobile device fraud has many faces. […]
Jackie here. Facebook hacking is a problem that can affect celebrities, politicians, and every day users. If you fall victim to a hack, this guide will help you correct the problem. Remember, prevention is always better than correction; we’ll also show you some steps to protect and secure your account. Why Would Someone Want to […]
Jackie here. Do you share secrets with Siri, Alexa, or another digital assistant? A convenient way to get answers to embarrassing medical questions, directions to favorite hotspots, and the latest news and traffic, digital assistants can provide the information you need on the go. Unfortunately, this convenience may come with a price to your privacy. […]
We are pleased to announce that AllClear ID has earned a place on the Online Trust Alliance (OTA) 2016 Honor Roll! The Honor Roll is based on results from an independent audit that recognizes businesses with a demonstrated commitment to best practices in security, privacy, and consumer protection. The audit evaluates sites in three categories: […]
Jackie here. As consumers get savvier, scams get trickier. This new unsubscribe scam could easily trick even the most cautious email user. Know what to look for so you don’t fall victim. How the Scam Works This scam starts with a bunch of spam. You’ll begin to notice your inbox being flooded with identical-looking spammy […]