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OPM Notifications Begin

The federal government finally got around to starting to notify the 21.5 million people whose information was stolen during the hack at the Office of Personnel Management last week.

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Tags: OPM

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Scottrade Hacked

4.6 million Scottrade users have just been made aware that their contact information and possibly their Social Security numbers have been stolen by hackers.

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Tags: Hack, Scottrade

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Trump Hotels and Chip Cards

The Trump Hotel Collection has confirmed that their credit card systems have been compromised and their customers' credit card information stolen. Would chip cards have helped mitigate the damage?

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Tags: Hack, Trump, Chip Card

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A Better Way to Fax

We don't use fax machines too much in our homes anymore, but faxing is still used in businesses for sending contracts, legal papers and other important documents. There is a better and inexpensive way to fax through your computer, however.

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Tags: SolidFax

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Don't Use Experian or Lifelock

Lifelock provides identity theft protection. Experian provides credit checks. What do they have in common? Both are major players in their field. And both have been the subject of devastating hacks.

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Tags: Identity Theft, Experian, Lifelock, IDShield

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Art Lovers Hacked

Do you love art? Patreon, a crowdfunding website for people to support artists they like, was hacked late last week.

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Tags: Hack, Patreon

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The US Beefs Up Cybersecurity

The US Department of Homeland Security has awarded a $1 billion contract to Raytheon to help beef up defenses against cyberattacks.

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Tags: Cyber Security, China, Russia, North Korea, Iran, United States, OPM, Homeland Security, Raytheon