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online security

December 12, 2014
The holidays are a time ripe for fraud and identity theft. Here are some precautions to help you protect your information during this busy shopping season.
August 10, 2014
Big data is currently the big thing in the digital age and it has caused a significant issue regarding privacy. With the big data revolution, it is possible to collect massive information using internet technology.
August 05, 2014
A long-standing security flaw with Instagram is now easily exploitable thanks to the InstaSheep program. You can protect your business Instagram account by following the advice laid out in this article. Failing to do so could see your account hacked and taken over for nefarious purposes.
July 30, 2014
The idea behind the concept of social WiFi is pretty simple: merchants offer free WiFi service to customers who visit their stores in exchange for customers logging into their network using their Facebook or LinkedIn accounts or by giving the merchant their email address. Once the consumer gets access to the WiFi network, they are asked to like the merchant’s Facebook page, or subscribe to a mailing list. But what you (the consumer) may or may not understand is this: by logging into the merchant’s social WiFi network, you are implicitly entering into a business arrangement with the merchant, which allows them to gather your data for marketing purposes.
July 20, 2013
We know that account compromise is a growing concern. But we haven’t really been able to gauge how users feel about it. So last month, we worked with Harris Interactive to poll online users.
January 27, 2013
As more and more individuals use social media for shopping, socializing, and keeping in touch with friends and family, they can expose themselves to a dangerous element: criminals.
December 13, 2012
As 2012 draws to a close, it’s a good time to look back and take stock of what we’ve learned over the past year in terms of online security and social media. Pinterest came on strong to turn social media on its head by introducing a new paradigm that sent social media marketers scrambling to capitalize on, competitors to learn and copy from and attackers to find new targets with.
November 27, 2011
"While you’re getting into the spirit of holiday giving, remember that’s when cybercriminals are planning to take you to the cleaners. Consumers need to understand that their online personal information can be stolen in a variety of different ways. And it’s important to know how to spot all of them."
March 08, 2010
There's so much positive hype about social media that sometimes its easy to forget the importance of maintaining perspective about it. Recently an acquaintance of mine stopped using Foursquare when she was pranked by several people who told her they were going to rob her house. Because Foursquare...
February 23, 2010
[This blog post was cross-posted with my new Forrester blog at http://blogs.forrester.com/marketing/2010/02/single-id-what-consumers-think-and-why-it-may-not-matter.html .] I saw some interesting Forrester research this week. We asked over 4,000 consumers about Single-ID systems, which permit a...

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