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Tips for Surviving Black Friday, Small Business Saturday, and Cyber Monday

The tips we’re about to share should be top of mind every day not just during the holiday season. Let’s begin with any interesting discovery by Kaspersky Labs. In 2017, Kaspersky Labs released their Black Friday report and one of their findings is that consumers who use their mobile devices are a driving factor of [...]

Equifax Offers to Buy Those Affected from Their 2017 Breach a Cup of Coffee

Equifax is expected to pay up to $700 million in their 2017 breach that affected roughly 150 million people, per the Federal Trade Commission(FTC). That equates to roughly $5.00 per person, the equivalent of  a cup of coffee from Starbucks, if they pay the full $700 million. Personally, we don't think this goes far enough, [...]

Loose Lips Sink Ships

Loose lips sink ships “...originated on propaganda posters during World War II. The phrase was created by the War Advertising Council and used on posters by the United States Office of War Information.” [Source: Wikipedia] It’s meaning was to convey that servicemen in World War II, and citizens need to be careful about what information [...]

Darkweb scans offered by companies should be taken with a grain of salt

While we aren’t going to name names there’s a large credit company whose name rhymes with "Texperian" that offers free dark web scans. They are extremely misleading and also exploiting peoples’ fears of something that isn’t normally understood outside of privacy enthusiasts, the hacker community, and the curious explorer. So in this post we will [...]

Equifax Breach from the Banking Perspective with Steve Yonych of Litchfield Bancorp

In the wake of the Equifax breach I sat down with Steve Yonych, Assistant Vice President Branch Manger of Litchfield Bancorp, to get his take on the events that transpired and what banking customers can do to better protect themselves. He learned about the breach when the majority of the US did and he expressed [...]