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A New Day, A New Security Breach

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Not so long ago, many Dropbox users began receiving spam emails about casinos and gambling sites and almost immediately went to the Dropbox site to express their concerns.  After nearly two weeks Dropbox was able to confirm their unfortunate situation.  Hackers were able to locate usernames and passwords from third party sites and access users […]

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A Hack as a Wake-up Call

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On Wednesday, through Yahoo, hundreds of thousands of accounts fell victim to a major security breach. Login credentials for over 450,000 accounts were posted online. Originally, the hack was anonymous. However, a hacker group known as D33D now claims to be responsible for the attack and said they hoped Yahoo saw this as a wake-up […]

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How Much is Your Private Information Worth?

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How much do you love and rely on your laptop? For many people, it’s a prized and invaluable possession. Now, imagine if your laptop was stolen. One minute it’s on the cafe table next to you and by the time you get your coffee, poof! It’s gone. If you’ve never been a victim of theft, […]

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How Strong are Your Passwords?

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Technology surrounds us. Most devices we use allow us to access sites that contain our most personal and confidential information. We rely on our passwords to keep all of our private information safe and secure. Yet we don’t always use strategic and strong passwords. Many people reuse the same password for multiple sites, or a […]

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LinkedIn Passwords Leaked, 6.5 Million Accounts Compromised

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It seems that every day brings an unfortunate new breach of security. Yesterday LinkedIn was the victim and 6.5 million of its users passwords were compromised. In a blog post, LinkedIn Director Vicente Silveria stated that they are continuing to investigate the situation and provided steps for the account holders who were included in the […]

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Beware of Flame!

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The Flame virus that attacked Iran’s key oil company and caused massive data loss, could be a potential threat to other countries as well. The International Telecommunications Union will be issuing a warning about Flame and its dangerous abilities. The virus is known to have stolen sensitive information and audio recordings from top officials. Even […]

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Upgrade to Keeper 5.0 Today!

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A major update was released for Keeper Password & Data Vault this week. Experience all the convenience and security that the new and improved Keeper 5.0 has to offer! Keeper 5.0 was released across all platforms which includes iOS, Android, BlackBerry, Windows Phone, Mac, PC and Linux. For added user security, Keeper has increased the […]

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Our Private Information is Our Private Information, Not Yours

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We all recently heard that Twitter fell victim to an anonymous hacker and over 55,000 login credentials were exposed. While to some, a hacked Twitter account may not seem as significant as a bank or credit card account, a security breach of any kind can cause damage, lost information and identity theft. Back in February […]

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Cyber War: The New Battlegrounds

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The Cyber War we’ve all heard about from security professionals, and feared, could be here sooner than we imagined. United States Government officials have long feared China and Russia because these two countries have advanced capabilities that could attack our computer networks. However, security officials have now shifted their focus to Iran. Iran has recently […]

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Your Smartphone Can Stay Smart with Keeper

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It’s rare to run into someone that doesn’t have a Smartphone. These handy devices have become an extension of ourselves, our companions and something we can’t or wouldn’t want to live without. As more people continue to connect their lives, bank and credit accounts, personal and business information, and more, through their Smartphones as they […]

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