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 of this year, UNC Charlotte had a security breach of personal account information where at least 350,000 social security numbers were compromised. We also know of the potential Cyber War mentioned in our last blog, and how attacks could shut down major infrastructures necessary to live in the United States. Regardless of the type of security breach, they all show a weakness in our systems. Unfortunately, this type of criminal behavior will probably never cease as we continue to input valuable information about our personal lives onto the web.

Just how dangerous can a security breach be? The potential Cyber War is just the beginning. In order to combat the potential mayhem that could be, the Government wants to take steps that would help prevent and guard against these major cyber breaches and threats. Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act, also known as CISPA, was just recently passed through the House of Representatives on April 26. CISPA is a proposed law that would allow the sharing of private information from the internet between the U.S. Government and technology and manufacturing companies to help the U.S. investigate cyber attacks. CISPA is favored by major corporations such as Facebook and Microsoft, but many people and companies are concerned about how CISPA would allow the government to monitor an individual’s internet browsing usage. It’s scary to imagine that a potential law would allow the government to monitor internet usage, private emails, etc., and that our information could be handed over without our knowledge. Having your personal information readily available to others is a thought that no person dreams about which is why we take measures to prevent our information from being exposed–to anyone!

The House of Representatives recently spent hours debating this difficult, proposed law known as CISPA. The law is meant to protect cyber security, but in many ways it also makes consumers vulnerable to data privacy attacks. No one likes the idea of private information being shared, regardless of whose hands it ends up in. Some have even snickered about the “Big Brother” effect this potential law could have on consumers.

Whether or not CISPA ends up passing through the Senate, take the next step to keep your personal information protected NOW by using Keeper! Keeper is one of the world’s most downloaded security applications. It uses military grade, 128-bit AES security to keep your usernames and passwords safe and secure. Keeper will also help you manage the plethora of combinations used on a daily basis by auto-launching websites and auto-filling your passwords. Keeper can be synced to all of your devices including your mobile device, tablet, desktop and laptop! Download Keeper now at www.keepersecurity.com/download

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 established a group of hackers, the Iranian Cyber Army, that could attack vital United States infrastructures. They are rumored to have invested $1 billion into this cyber army to expand their capabilities. For the United States, an attack could mean anything from hacked banking systems to our power grids being shut down, all causing long lasting effects.

This month, Iran voiced that it was able to copy sensitive technology from a U.S. drone that crashed into its territory. Iran has also accused the United States and Israel of killing several of its nuclear scientists. So today, lawmakers from two House Homeland Security subcommittees held a hearing about http://blog.keepersecurity.com/wp-admin/post-new.php#category-addIran’s cyber threat, as tension remains tight over Tehran’s nuclear program. Tehran claims their nuclear program is for peaceful purposes, but still skepticism remains high. Discussion will continue over this issue next month in Iraq.

Avoid a personal cyberattack on your valuable information by using Keeper. Keeper is the world’s most downloaded password and data security applications that protects you from hackers and identity theft. Keeper is available for mobile, desktop, tablets and more, and will not only store your private information, but will auto-fill your login credentials to manage all of your usernames and passwords. Keeper also has a self-destruct feature for your protection. After five unsuccessful attempts at cracking your strong Master Password, your information will be wiped clear on the device that accidentally ended up in the wrong hands. On top of everything Keeper offers you for security and password management, you can also backup your data to the Cloud so you never lose anything!

Download Keeper now at www.keepersecurity.com!

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 once would with a PC, it’s not a surprise that Smartphones have become vulnerable targets for hackers and malware. Two recent examinations discovered that current designers of Smartphones and Tablets failed to fully account for privacy and security implications. This is, at the very least, alarming. Two research firms, Cryptography Research and McAfee’s research team discovered and demonstrated different ways your Smartphone or Tablet is an easy target.

Cryptography Research showed how easily your Smartphone or Tablet can be watched during a purchase transaction, while online banking and even accessing a company’s private network, without the device being modified, and without your knowledge of the activity happening. You know, the things we do on our Smartphones and Tablets on a daily basis–the things we invested and rely on our Smartphones for, were all an easy target for this team. And it doesn’t stop there…

McAffee’s research team demonstrated a few different discoveries
. The first demonstration by McAffee’s team was several ways to hack into Apple’s iOS operating system, for iPhones and iPads. They also showed how simple it is to activate microphones to record conversations, which is seems more uncomfortable than detrimental to our privacy. Don’t forget about what else McAfee’s team was able to demonstrate: Ways to steal your passwords, call histories, email and text messaging information. These phones are starting to not feel so smart, anymore…

Because not only are these happening but we’ve already been warned of the ways inputting your private information into the apps we download can be finicky to the privacy of our information. Who enjoys a telemarketer or junk mail? Sadly, what can happen to your information can be much worse than a nagging phone call or extra email.

Just imagine how fast your money could disappear when our Smartphones take place of our wallets. If more than 1 billion people are expected to own Smartphones by 2016, that’s a lot of money and private information that could be stolen.

This is just another reason why Keeper is important to you. You won’t need to worry about your Smartphone or Tablet being vulnerable. By taking control of your private information and data by using Keeper Security app, you’re safe behind military-grade 128-bit AES security. Keeper, which is one of the most downloaded security applications, is trusted by millions of people globally. Keeper will store all of your private information behind the strong Master Password of your choosing. Within Keeper, you can securely login to all of your personal sites, such as banking, credit, business–anything that is password protected and you want and most importantly need to stay safe–for a piece of mind. Keep your Smartphone “smart” and protected by downloading and using Keeper Security app. Keeper is available on Tablets and computers too – to keep your private information organized, safe and secure.

Get Rid of Bad Habits and Use Keeper

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We all do it–use the same login credentials for multiple sites. It’s a bad habit we’ve formed but what else are we supposed to do now that we use the Internet for everything. This habit which may seem helpful for our memories is hurtful to our accounts. If one set of login credentials is the same for several accounts, it means the hacker has access to everything that one specific combination belongs to: your banking information, your credit card information, social media, personal and business email, stores for shopping and more. Imagine the damage that can be done to your private information–identities are stolen, credit is ruined and private information is throw around like a hot potato. We don’t want this to happen to us, but with the blink of an eye, a data breach happens when we’re least expecting it. So how can we cure our data vulnerability?

By using Keeper! Keeper is one of the world’s most downloaded and popular security apps and millions of people trust Keeper to protect them on their mobile devices and computers!

Keeper will do all the work for you while storing your information securely. It will save your login credentials all behind one powerful Master Password that you choose. Instead of remembering numerous login credential combinations, just remember your Master Password. You can rely on Keeper to keep your login credential ssafe because it uses military-grade 128-bit AES security. Plus, you’re able to sync Keeper on multiple devices so not only will your Smartphone be secure, your Tablet and Desktop, whether PC, Mac or Linux is too! Forget about what feels like a million login credentials to fumble over at each login. Keeper is here for you!

To watch an awesome video on why Keeper is important to you, click here!

Stay Secure This Spring with Keeper

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Spring is upon us! Fun times with friends and family will be accumulating more and more as the days grow longer. We’ll be ditching the coats and bags and rely on our pockets and hands to hold onto our wallets and Smartphones. We all know how easy and natural it is to put down what’s in your hands to pick up and look at a piece of art for sale or grab a bottle of water or push open a door. Unfortunately some of us forget to pick back up our wallets and phones which nowadays means more than just a few crumpled bucks misplaced–it means access to all of our information that we use on our phones!

Don’t risk your valuable information such as bank and credit card accounts, personal and business emails, social media and anything that requires login credentials being accessed by a stranger. Use Keeper and all of that information is safe behind your Master Password. Keeper users military-grade security to keep your information safe and auto-launches your sites to make accessing your data convenient for you. It simplifies and secures your data, which can be a big responsibility to carry around in such a small phone. Keeper will make sure you are safe this spring!

Keeper works on all of your devices, so whether you’re taking your Tablet to the park, your Smartphone with you on a jog, your Tablet computer to a festival or your netbook to an outdoor cafe, Keeper will give you a piece of mind this spring. Go to www.keepersecurity.com/download to get Keeper now!

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Finders Keepers, Losers Weepers

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You know that gut wrenching feeling of tapping each of your pockets or ruffling through your bag and not being able to find your Smartphone? Whether you leave it on a bus, in the back of a cab, at the library or a party, it’s devastating when we can’t find our phones. Losing something as easily replaceable as a cellphone shouldn’t seem like such a big deal. However the way we utilize our phones for accessing private information such as online banking, business accounts and all of our social media platforms, losing your phone can be detrimental. Our minds are filled with “what-ifs” about all the different palms our phones could fall into and whether or not that person, or another, snooped through our valuable and private data.

Symantec recently completed a study to find out how often and what data on a lost Smartphone is accessed. Their study called “Honey Stick Project” involved releasing 50 “lost” smartphones after they had been made capable of tracking what happened once the phones were found. Unfortunately their findings are not what we want to see.

The numbers below represent what was accessed from a found phone. You know that wallet you found on the sidewalk, did you look inside the cash fold, or go straight to the license to return it to it’s owner? A large chunk (57% to be exact) are guilty of accessing your password information on your “lost” phone.

Smartphone owners, beware! Take control of your private information by getting Keeper now!

Using Keeper on your Smartphone allows you to be confident in knowing your private information is safe. Keeper’s military-grade 128-AES bit encryption stores your private information and passwords securely all the time. It also creates riskless passwords and logs you into websites. New versions of Keeper have been released on all mobile device platforms including iPhone, iPod, iPad, Windows Phone and BlackBerry.

Go to www.keepersecurity.com/download for more information!

A Step Forward with Online Privacy

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Google’s new privacy policy that’s now unified across all platforms went into full effect on March 1. Google has been notifying its users through pop-ups. In their video, Google called their unification as “tidying up”, which also means more than just consolidating a privacy policy across all their platforms. This consolidation is more user-friendly with less for users to read and keep track of. However, the privacy policy also states that Google is able to collect information from users as they operate all of Google’s free services such as Youtube, Search, Gmail, Google+, Maps and more. This will assist Google to streamline ads specifically chosen to market to you based on the information they’ve collected from your usage.

To some, this seems detrimental, even though Google shares how beneficial the updated privacy policy will be. Once signed in, users will be treated like one user instead of several, across all platforms, combining all information and making google searches geared specifically toward them.

Some critics view the updated policy as Google “trampling on people’s privacy rights in it’s relentless way to sell more ads.” Even top European regulators claim the privacy policy violates European data protection laws. Regardless, there are mixed reviews on whether or not Google’s updated Privacy Policy really makes that big of a difference.

How do you feel about Google’s new privacy policy? Give us your response through a comment below, or Facebook or Tweet us. We’d loveto hear your opinion!

Keeper’s Privacy Policy can be found here.

When Enough is Enough

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As technology blossoms, the ability to track user content and collect personal data has become easier.  In fact, just recently two major companies, such as Apple and Google were a part of separate disputes that involved collecting Internet user data.  Yesterday, the Obama Administration announced the Consumer Privacy Bill of Rights as an effort to assist consumers with stronger data privacy.

President Obama made a statement from the White House, “American consumers can’t wait any longer for clear rules of the road that ensure their personal information is safe online,” continuing on with, “As the Internet evolves, consumer trust is essential for the continued growth of the digital economy. That’s why an online privacy Bill of Rights is so important.  For businesses to succeed online, consumers must feel secure. By following this blueprint, companies, consumer advocates and policymakers can help protect consumers and ensure the Internet remains a platform for innovation and economic growth.”

The Consumer Privacy Bill of Rights can be found here.  Obama is encouraging companies to adopt these standards that are currently voluntary.  The Federal Trade Commission will monitor companies who choose to follow the guidelines for any violations.  But what does that mean for the companies who decide to not abide by the Bill of Rights?  And will this these guidelines be enough to safeguard our information?

Another way you can control certain aspects of your online privacy is by using Keeper, one of the world’s most downloaded password security and management applications.  Keeper uses military grade 128-bit AES encryption to keep your valuable data safe.  These days we have a plethora of login credentials that unlock our most private information, and using Keeper will make sure that none of that information ends up in the wrong hands.

To watch a cool one minute video about how Keeper can protect you, click here.

Upgrade Keeper Desktop Now!

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Keeping your private information safe and secure is our number one priority.  We also strive to make sure that you’re a happy and satisfied Keeper user and can easily navigate throughout your account.  With this in mind, we decided it was time to take step forward with Keeper and just the other day launched an updated version of Keeper Desktop!  Both Windows and Mac 10.4+ have been updated. Don’t worry about changing to the new version either–upgrades from the previous to the new version of Keeper Desktop software won’t erase any of your information.

“Our latest release of Keeper Desktop for Windows and Mac 10.4+ included several upgrades to make the user experience even better.  We optimized graphics for higher resolution displays, made the user interface more intuitive and greatly increased the speed from the prior version.   Most importantly, our latest version of Keeper makes sync’g to the Cloud Security Vault and the user’s devices more seamless,” said Darren Guccione, CEO and Co-founder.

The new, updated version of Keeper is super fast, and easy to use.  Cosmetic changes make Keeper more user-friendly.  Additional themes allow users more options to personalize their account to their liking.  New color icons pop out to easily direct you to what you need, and in the lower right corner you’ll find a new icon with a question mark, that will allow you to access the Quick Start Guide, which is available at all times.

Current customers received an in-app notification to upgrade to the latest version. In case you have been too busy to do so, here is how to upgrade: Go to keepersecurity.com, click ‘Download’ at the top, then download now, then choose your platform. It’s a simple as that–and as secure as you want!

You Can Rely On Keeper

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We don’t want to believe it could happen to us, but theft happens to people and in places we would never expect.  There’s also those accidents where we leave our belongings in places and they aren’t there when we return.  When something as valuable to us as our cellphone or laptop that holds all of our private information is taken or misplaced, our world is turned upside down.

But with Keeper’s self-destruct function, you don’t have to worry.  If you ever leave your device on the bus, or it is unfortunately stolen, don’t fret over your private information being taken along with it.   All of your information is safe behind your master password.   After five unlucky attempts to break in, Keeper will self-destruct and wipe out all of your content you’ve stored in your Keeper account. The good news is if you’ve backed up your data to Keeper’s Cloud Security Vault ™, it’s all safe in there.

(Instructions on how to Backup and Restore your Keeper account data)

When it’s time to access your information from a new device, it might seem cumbersome to try to remember all of your user names and passwords after relying on Keeper for so long to do the work. However, if your information is backed up to Keeper’s Cloud and Security Vault, you can quickly restore all of your data from there.

Keeper makes your life more secure and simple. Even MSNBC is talking about it