Privacy

Paying Online with Paypal vs. Paying Online with Blur from Abine

Abine is an online privacy company that helps consumers make private payments in our service called Blur which helps millions of consumers shopping online give out a Virtual Credit Card (which we call a Masked Credit Card) instead of their real credit card.  Since Abine’s privacy solutions have only been used by about 20 million […]



So, what happens if Abine’s servers get hacked?

These days, the next big data breach announcement is seemingly a weekly occurrence. Often, the companies getting hacked and their associated data breaches are a result of lax security protocols, but it increasingly appears that no one is immune to the growing number of threats, sneaky hacks, and unknown vulnerabilities latent everywhere in software running […]



Equifax Woes Continue: Work and Salary History is Public Info

In early September, Equifax announced a data breach  that had been discovered in late July, potentially exposing personally identifiable information (PII) of 143 million consumers across the U.S., U.K. and Canada [READ: Equifax and why Identity Protection needs to be destroyed and recreated] Now, as being reported by KrebsonSecurity, it’s clear that Equifax’s lack of security within […]



Online, you are guilty even after being proven innocent

Innocent in the real world, yet still guilty online…



How Blur is different from OneLogin (and why your data is safe)

You may have heard about the crack of OneLogin, and that user’s accounts and logins were stolen. Apparently, attackers were able to access OneLogin’s systems and copy encrypted user data as well as the keys required to decrypt that data, giving them access to user’s passwords. (You can read OneLogin’s blog post on this topic.)



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