Head of Global Developer Advocacy at PayPal and Braintree, Jonathan Leblanc said that for online security to be secured, it could be embedded to each person – something like an injectable. But it is too far to talk about the future. For the mean time, the world must face the present problems of online security, which boils down to password protection. Leblanc encourages people to use the strongest possible password because it is every online account’s weakness. Another mistake that people commit is linking all of their accounts into a single email account, giving hackers a wide avenue to access all accounts using a single email. The future of technology is really uncertain, but your online safety clearly depends on you.
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The Government Accountability Office reported that the IRS delivered fraudulent refunds during 2013 amounting to $5.8 billion. This is mostly due to the loopholes in the system being used by IRS. It is alarming that the agency’s security practices are not strong enough to deter fraudulent activities such as the authentication of identity with passwords and security questions. In addition, IRS does not employ any tracking devices that can prevent the filing of multiple tax returns using the same IP address. As a result, cyber criminals can file several fraudulent tax returns in one day, and this illegal practice worries many taxpayers.
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Identity theft is a federal crime that the government has been trying to solve for years. The recent breach at JP Morgan Chase & Co. that leaked millions of individual and businesses’ information created panic over online consumers. How can they protect themselves from ID theft especially this season?
Security experts warned users about fake websites. Always look for the URL in the website tab and do not click untrusted sources. ID theft usually happens when someone stole your card information that’s why you must keep it safe all the time – whether traveling or in a café. Avoid using your debit cards.
Google is into a wide campaign for online security – an advocacy it passes to the students of Whittier Middle School. Google is aware that middle school kids cover a huge population that uses social media platforms. In the company-sponsored event, Google presented simple but sure secured tips to the young users such as creating strong passwords, keeping them private and keeping devices clean and safe from bugs.
In the presentation, the company also cleared the accusations about the company invading personal privacy middle school students. It has been noted that Google has removed all its advertisements from its educational apps.
Online hacking, identity theft and personal information breach are just among the long list of cyber attacks that police has been monitoring for quiet a long time. As the matter of fact, it has stirred the attention of the FBI. In the middle of this digital war, Meridian Tech instructors offer the fundamentals of maintenance and repair of computer hardware, software installation, configuration and troubleshooting. Aside from these, it also offers trainings on security principles. They also focus on the assessing how vulnerable a company is to cyber attack. In relation to this, they train their students risk management, secure systems administration and security architectures.
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Boardroom meeting between board members and security executives addressing security can be a battle between two worlds with different beliefs. Each side has its own goal: to achieve business’ goal, only in two different ways. But these differences can be reconciled with open communication. It is imperative that all board members, security executives and all concerned individuals have a clear understanding about one common goal: to keep the company secured from cybercriminals at all times. Deliver this idea through an open communication and clear understanding of the risk and he context of the situation. Lastly, always emphasize its value to the company in the future.
Source: CSO Online
Believing that taking care of personal info online is necessary, a survey conducted by a security software firm showed that a majority of people do not trust online companies. The survey, which had over 700 adults participating in the UK, USA and Germany, stated that 60% of the respondents believe that their data aren’t used by the companies properly. But despite all these, only a few of the respondents tried to improve their security online while there are still a huge percentage of the people surveyed with lenient mentality when it comes to making their personal information safe in the internet and they think that it is too rigorous to undergo additional steps in having their data secured even better.
Source: Tech Radar
To tackle online security breaches, Johnny Magnum announces an innovative service website, offering a wide range of solutions from professional email addresses, personalized email address and hosting services. The said solutions are said to help in preventing security breaches of individuals online. He also offers SSL certificates for purchase in standard and premium packages. Check out the full version of this press release.
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