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September 28, 2016

#ChatSTC Twitter Chat: Usernames and Passwords Are Not Enough to Secure Your Online Accounts – #LockDownURlogin

72 percent of Americans believe their accounts are secure with only a username and password. Yet, every two seconds there is another victim of identity fraud. You have enough to worry about, so what can you do about it? Luckily, there’s a simple and quick way to put you in control of your personal information and keep your key accounts like email, banking and social media safer.

September 8, 2016

So you’ve had a data breach, now what?

The Consumer Federation of America (CFA) and its Identity Theft Service Best Practices Working Group, which include consumer advocates and identity theft service providers, have created a new resource – “My company’s had a data breach, now what? 7 questions to ask when considering identity theft services.”

August 29, 2016

A history of ethical hacking

The phrase “ethical hacking” was first used in 1995, but the concept has been around for a lot longer. Many would argue that ethical hacking is the goal of the majority of hackers, but the current media perception is that hackers are criminals. To understand the truth a little better we need to look at the history of ethical hacking.

August 25, 2016

Are You “Catching ‘Em All”?

Pokémon Go, a virtual reality mobile app, is catching on with “moveset” speed. Smartphone users are meeting up at PokéStops and “gyms” to battle it out and staying up until the wee hours to capture the rare ones. As with all mobile apps, there are risks to consider when using Pokémon Go. Here are some tips on how to minimize them.

August 18, 2016

#ChatSTC Twitter Chat: Understanding the Digital Disconnect – Parents, Teens and the Internet

Teens connect to the world around them much differently than their parents did – thanks in large part to the internet and our rapidly advancing technologies. There is a digital disconnect between parents and teens regarding their behaviors and experiences online and how they resolve online issues. @STOPTHNKCONNECT hosted a Twitter chat to explore this disconnect, discuss how parents can better understand their teens’ online worlds and share tips for talking to children about technology and helping them navigate their digital lives more safely, securely and ethically.