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Why so little innovation in protecting consumers from data breaches?

There is no product I’m aware of in the world that protects people from data breaches and identity theft better than Abine’s solutions (www.abine.com). However, the commercial marketplace for consumer-facing data breach services (which has grown over the last decade as data breaches have exploded in size and number) is devoid of new thinking. There […]

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Scared of an online password hack? Here’s how to help prevent it

Password hacks are becoming more common as people’s online accounts contain more sensitive personal data. Even big, trusted sites like LinkedIn, LivingSocial, and Dropbox suffered password breaches in the past. And because 78% of people reuse their passwords, it becomes more likely that a password hacked on one site can open accounts on other sites. Here’s how to prevent […]

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5 tips to protect yourself after the LivingSocial data breach

The social deals site LivingSocial was just hacked to the tune of 50 million compromised accounts. If you’ve ever signed up for LivingSocial, your name, email, date of birth, and password are at risk (luckily, the databases containing credit card and financial info weren’t affected). LivingSocial is yet another example of a giant data breach […]

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Corporate Twitter accounts hacked to support the competition

Twitter has been hacked…again. If you’re a frequent reader of this blog, you’re well aware of the security and privacy risks inherent to being an active internet and social media user. Fast food giant Burger King and Chrysler’s Jeep brand learned this the hard way when, earlier this week, both companies Twitter accounts were hacked. […]

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How to protect yourself from any data breach

Data breaches are becoming the norm.  From Zappos to Playstation Network to Global Payments to LinkedIn, it seems like there’s another one every day.  There really is a black market for your data:  the Identity Theft Assistance Center reports that 8.1 million adults in the U.S. suffered identity theft in 2011, each of whom lost […]

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