December 2015 Blog Posts (45)

Business Identity Theft: Beware of Identity Thieving Employees

Wow, a lawyer in Memphis got scammed by his secretary—she embezzled over $362,000 from him, says an article on wreg.com. Attorney Jerry Schatz hired Teresa Sumpter, 48, in July of 2013.

Little did he know that his assistant would end up stealing checks from his trust account, forging her signature on them, and opening three credit cards—all in his name. And she named herself as an authorized user.

And what did this conniving little pill do with the stolen…

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Added by Robert Siciliano on December 31, 2015 at 2:52pm — No Comments

The Fracturing of the European Union

The Fracturing of the European Union

 

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Added by Enrique Suarez on December 30, 2015 at 4:00pm — No Comments

Covert Camera Apps to be aware of

Have you ever tried to take a picture or video of someone with your phone without them knowing? Sometimes it’s possible, but sometimes it’s not. Well, maybe you knew it was coming: “Ghost apps” are available that let you take images and videos without the target’s knowledge. You can then hide the images and videos in secret folders.

You can now spy on people with apps like Private Ninja Cam, Stealth Cam and Top Secret Camera. Scary enough, many users of these apps…

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Added by Robert Siciliano on December 30, 2015 at 2:52pm — No Comments

A Crisis Worse than ISIS? Bank “Bail-Ins” Begin…”Your Life Savings Could be Wiped out in a Massive Derivatives Collapse”.

A Crisis Worse than ISIS? Bank “Bail-Ins” Begin…”Your Life Savings Could be Wiped out in a Massive Derivatives Collapse”.

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Added by Enrique Suarez on December 29, 2015 at 6:41pm — No Comments

12 Simple Smart Ways to secure your Home

Burglars actually peruse social media to see who’s on vacation. In fact, 69 burglars were interviewed by Edith Cowan University in Australia, and perusing social media kept coming up as a way to find victims.

Keep your cyber mouth shut till you return. Here are more tips:

Get to know your neighbors. This way they’ll be more inclined to ask a stranger, who’s loitering around your yard, what they’re doing there.

Don’t show…

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Added by Robert Siciliano on December 29, 2015 at 2:53pm — No Comments

The “Dirty Work” of the International Monetary Fund, Lays the Groundwork for Worldwide Financial Conquest

The “Dirty Work” of the International Monetary Fund, Lays the Groundwork for Worldwide Financial Conquest

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Added by Enrique Suarez on December 29, 2015 at 2:32pm — No Comments

5 Steps for Creating an Effective Business Continuity Plan

At LogicManager, we are firm believers that embracing risk management can result in two boons: ease of mind and success. On a related note, we recently came across an article by Carl Richards in The New York Times titled “For True Freedom, Learn to Deal with Uncertainty.

“Right now, I’m working really hard on…

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Added by Steven Minsky on December 28, 2015 at 6:00pm — No Comments

How to unsend or cancel an E-mail

If the person you are sending an e-mail to pretty much instantaneously receives it, how on earth can you unsend or cancel it? Well, you have several options.

Criptext

  • This is a browser plug-in that works for Chrome and Safari.
  • Your message including attachments will be encrypted.
  • You will know when it’s been opened.
  • You can recall messages and assign them expiration times. The recall, of course, comes after the…
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Added by Robert Siciliano on December 28, 2015 at 3:44pm — No Comments

Stop being a blabber on Social Media

Are you a cyber-blabber? Even a post about your daily afternoon foray to the sub sandwich shop could get you in trouble: A burglar reading this knows when to rob your house. But it doesn’t end there. STOP THE MADNESS!

The Giants: Facebook and Twitter

  • Be careful what you post on Facebook and tweet about. It can be used against you in court, even something as innocuous as: “I’m training for my very first 10K.” Not good if you’re suing…
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Added by Robert Siciliano on December 24, 2015 at 3:16pm — No Comments

The Runaway Derivatives Time Bomb: A 1,200 Trillion Dollar Derivative Market, Big Banks Manipulate Interest Rates, Currency Markets, Commodity Markets…

The Runaway Derivatives Time Bomb: A 1,200 Trillion Dollar Derivative Market, Big Banks Manipulate Interest Rates, Currency Markets, Commodity Markets…

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Added by Enrique Suarez on December 24, 2015 at 4:23am — No Comments

15 Ways to protect your Identity

There are tried and true ways to protect yourself from identity theft—ways that you may not have even considered. Check them out (no specific order):

  1. Evaluate your passwords. Does every online account have a different password or are you using the same one for multiple accounts? Fix this problem immediately.
  2. However, make the new passwords at least eight characters ideally, and include symbols, not just letters and numbers. Avoid using actual words or…
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Added by Robert Siciliano on December 23, 2015 at 3:02pm — No Comments

A Message for the Holidays: Did you Find Peace and Did you Help Others?

Did you Find Peace and Did you Help Others?

True Success - Prem…

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Added by Enrique Suarez on December 22, 2015 at 1:51pm — No Comments

Who Owns the Federal Reserve Bank—and Why is It Shrouded in Myths and Mysteries?

Who Owns the Federal Reserve Bank—and Why is It Shrouded in Myths and Mysteries?

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Added by Enrique Suarez on December 22, 2015 at 12:21am — No Comments

Working with our tendency for indecisiveness

Last blog I wrote about working with our tendency for impulsiveness. Which can lead to one hell of a fun ride and other times can lead to regret.

Counter this with the fear of making the wrong decision. Sometimes we are so uncertain as to the right decision we are frozen and unable to decide. We fear regret. The regret of pain and suffering or the regret that we missed out on a fantastic opportunity.

Creating angst over a decision is fine IF there is a hard deadline to make the…

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Added by Bryan Whitefield on December 21, 2015 at 11:31pm — No Comments

Cybersecurity a “Must” for Credit Unions

Credit union online news agency CUInsight.com recently published an article declaring cybersecurity a “must” for credit unions. In support of its position, author Stuart Levine cites more than 400 incidents – recorded by the Identity Theft Resource center in 2015 – putting at least 80 million records at risk and tallying costs in excess of $100 million for the targeted…

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Added by Steven Minsky on December 21, 2015 at 4:32pm — No Comments

Tips for backing up and protecting your data while traveling

The season of giving is now upon us — but don’t forget, it’s also the season of stealing — and no, I don’t mean your wallet or the gift package at your doorstep, but your Social Security number, credit card information, medical records and any other highly confidential information that you have stored on your computers.

Thieves want your data — the information stored in your smartphone, laptop and other devices. People are especially vulnerable to…

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Added by Robert Siciliano on December 21, 2015 at 3:11pm — No Comments

Should Stalking or Spying Apps be banned?

The words “spying” and “stalking” have negative connotations, but there’s a flipside to the coin: parents monitoring their kids’ online activities and physical locations. And how about middle-aged adults keeping track of the whereabouts of their aged parents with dementia?

If you fear that apps for “spying” might get banned, here’s bad news: U.S. Senator Al Franken is pushing for this.

However, Franken’s proposed law will actually permit these constructive…

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Added by Robert Siciliano on December 20, 2015 at 3:17pm — No Comments

Protect Yourself from Holiday Shopping Scams

Even though the highly publicized retail data breaches have involved off-line brick and mortar stores, this doesn’t mean that security is high with online shopping. Scammers and hackers are waiting for you in more ways than you know, such as:

  • Fake product reviews
  • Non-existent products
  • Delivered products that don’t match what was seen on the retail site
  • Shoppers being tricked into typing their credit card information into a purchase…
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Added by Robert Siciliano on December 19, 2015 at 3:03pm — No Comments

Keep Accountant happy and Thieves out

Are you a shredder? I hope so. No identity thief on this planet is going to want to attempt to reconstruct cross-shredded documents.

So what, then, should you make a habit of shredding?

  • All financial documents and information, including financial information you’ve jotted on a Post-it note.
  • Credit card receipts unless you want to file these away for end-of-month calculations, but ultimately, you have your monthly statements so…
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Added by Robert Siciliano on December 18, 2015 at 3:16pm — No Comments

Risk Identification and Monitoring Ensure Hospitals, Labs, and Retailers Remain in Compliance with EPA Standards

In light of recent events, the Environmental Protection Agency is using new monitoring techniques to evaluate the quality of companies’ classifications and reporting of hazardous materials. Ironically, as we all learned recently, even the EPA itself isn’t immune to catastrophic, if preventable, mistakes. New compliance regulations…

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Added by Steven Minsky on December 16, 2015 at 4:00pm — No Comments

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