Security

Three Data Security Best Practices For Financial Advisors

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by agluck     January 31, 2013      0.0 (0) Here are three important data security tips for financial advisors. They could save your butt.

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Microsoft Needs To Come Clean On Skype Privacy

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by agluck     January 26, 2013      0.0 (0) In an open letter addressed to Skype president Tony Bates, Microsoft chief privacy officer Brendon Lynch and Microsoft general counsel Brad Smith, the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) and others criticized Microsoft for its "persistently unclear and confusing statements about the confidentiality of Skype conversations," especially

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Homeland Security Is Advising Computer Users To Disable Or Uninstall Java

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by BrianEdelman     January 14, 2013      0.0 (0) On Sunday, January 13, 2013 Oracle released update 11 for Java 7. This newest update was suppose to have fixed the Zero Day flaw, which hackers are exploiting to secretly install malware on an unsuspecting users computer. Once you unknowingly visit a compromised website the malware is installed on your machine allowing these cybe

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Financial Advisors Be Aware; Cybercriminals May Be Posing As Your Clients!

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by BrianEdelman     December 04, 2012      0.0 (0) In recent months there has been an increase in incidents in wire fraud, identity theft and phishing scams. Emails from compromised email addresses of clients are being sent to their financial firms in an attempt to gain access to the client’s financial accounts. So far the FBI and FINRA have estimated the losses of the vic

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State Employee's Stolen Password Led to South Carolina Tax Department Breach; State Was Not Encrypting Taxpayer Info

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by agluck     November 30, 2012      0.0 (0) A password stolen from a state employee allowed a hacker to breach the South Carolina tax system earlier this year, exposing records of more than 3.8 million individual and 700,000 business tax filers.  

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