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Sunday, April 15, 2018

New Fraud Targets Tax Professionals

New Fraud Targets Tax Professionals; segment by the outstanding folks at Nightly Business Report:




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For more on tax fraud / scams, check out the 2018 IRS Dirty Dozen.


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Sunday, April 08, 2018

Credit Karma Free Identity Monitoring: Data Breach Update

Credit Karma Free Identity Monitoring: Data Breach Update
Credit Karma Free Identity Monitoring
Credit Karma introduced recently its free identity monitoring service.  Here's what my first report looks like:

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You've Been In 3 Breaches:

We checked our database of 4.7 billion publicly breached accounts and your email address showed up in 3 data breaches. That means your online accounts and personal info may be compromised.

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FORBES

In February 2014, the Forbes website succumbed to an attack that leaked over 1 million user accounts. The attack was attributed to the Syrian Electronic Army, allegedly as retribution for a perceived "Hate of Syria". The attack not only leaked user credentials, but also resulted in the posting of fake news stories to forbes.com.

Exposed Info:
  • Email addresses
  • Passwords
  • User website URLs
  • Usernames
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GAWKER

In December 2010, Gawker was attacked by the hacker collective "Gnosis" in retaliation for what was reported to be a feud between Gawker and 4Chan. Information about Gawkers 1.3M users was published along with the data from Gawker's other web presences including Gizmodo and Lifehacker. Due to the prevalence of password reuse, many victims of the breach then had their Twitter accounts compromised to send Acai berry spam.

Exposed Info:
  • Email addresses
  • Passwords
  • Usernames
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LINKEDIN


In May 2016, LinkedIn had 164 million email addresses and passwords exposed. Originally hacked in 2012, the data remained out of sight until being offered for sale on a dark market site 4 years later. The passwords in the breach were stored as SHA1 hashes without salt, the vast majority of which were quickly cracked in the days following the release of the data.

Exposed Info:
  • Email addresses
  • Passwords
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I don't even remember the last time I visited the 3 websites listed in this report, so I'm not worried.  I change all my passwords often.

The utility of these reports is obvious, so I'm giving this free service a big thumbs-up.


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Saturday, April 07, 2018

The Truth About Trade Deficits

The Truth About Trade Deficits; segment by the exceptional folks at Nightly Business Report:


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Saturday, March 17, 2018

Oregon Rolls Out New Retirement Savings Program For Private Sector Employees

Oregon Rolls Out New Retirement Savings Program For Private Sector Employees; segment by the good folks at Nightly Business Report:




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Friday, January 19, 2018

Blackmailing with Bitcoin

Blackmailing with Bitcoin; segment by the outstanding folks at Nightly Business Report:



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Monday, January 01, 2018

Should You Prepay Your 2018 Property Taxes?

Should You Prepay Your 2018 Property Taxes?; segment by the exceptional folks at Nightly Business Report:



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Monday, December 25, 2017

How Gift Cards Are Fueling The Opioid Crisis

How Gift Cards Are Fueling The Opioid Crisis; segment by the good folks at Nightly Business Report:


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