August 2020

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Cyber Security News Bulletin

This is your August 2020 News Bulletin!

We feel it is more important than ever to keep our clients and friends up with the latest online threats and vulnerabilities. As a value add, we are sending you these bulletins on a routine basis. You may unsubscribe at any time.

News & Threats

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5 Biggest Data Breaches of 2020 (So Far) - Security...

5 Biggest Data Breaches of 2020 (So Far) Number of data breaches in 2020 has almost doubled with 3,950 confirmed breaches against 2,103 recorded breaches in 2019! Ever since organizations have shifted their business to remote operations due to...

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securityboulevard.com

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TikTok: For you, it's fun, but lawmakers see a security...

This story is part of Generation China, CNET's series exploring the nation's technological ambition. When Marcy Granger first downloaded TikTok early last year, the 29-year-old Transportation Security Administration officer had no idea that a...

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www.cnet.com

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Children's Identity Theft Is A Real Thing

Identity theft is a concern for many adults. But those who have children need to also be aware that online predators target children as well. Identity theft is a serious concern for millions of adults every year, but what about kids? It turns...

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www.moms.com

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Skimming ATMs

With the advent of modern technology, the way society handles and performs monetary transactions has changed tremendously. Trust and reliance of society upon ATMs has increased exponentially over the last two decades. Since their first...

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timesofmalta.com

Ramp Up Security on Your Smart Home

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Understanding tech support scams - Orlando, Maitland,...

It happens all too often. You get an expected call from a computer technician (it may start with someone pretending to be with Microsoft, Google, Apple, Norton or McAfee), see a tech support ad surfing the Internet or you get a pop-up message...

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www.orlantech.com

More News & Tips

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Payment apps safe but not foolproof

Money transfer apps including Venmo, Cash App and PayPal have surged in popularity during the pandemic as people seek safe, contactless ways to send and receive money. Unfortunately, many people don't understand the limitations of these payment...

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kdhnews.com

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Hackers can make good money selling your Facebook login, ...

A new report shows the average prices that hackers are willing to pay in exchange for control of different online accounts that have been compromised. Selling stolen login credentials is a common practice on the dark web, a collection of...

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www.businessinsider.com

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Your phone is you: How to protect your device from ID theft

(Image credit: Shutterstock / ImYanis) Every day you add more and more information to your phone. Each day, it becomes a more complete digital representation of you. Bank accounts, the PayPal app, even password managers - they're all there, along ...

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www.techradar.com