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Don’t Just Throw it Out: How to Protect the Environment and Your Personal Data

By Cyber, cyber security, cybercriminals, CyberScout, donate, Earth Day, electronics, identity fraud, Insurance, Internet, Personal, personal data, Prevention, protecting your data, recycle, Technology

As the popularity of the internet and electronic devices continues to grow, so do the number of places where cybercriminals can find—and steal—our personal data. The rise in device ownership is also creating an enormous amount of e-waste. The World…

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Don’t Just Throw it Out: How to Protect the Environment and Your Personal Data

By Cyber, cyber security, cybercriminals, CyberScout, donate, Earth Day, electronics, identity fraud, Insurance, Internet, Personal, personal data, Prevention, protecting your data, recycle, Technology

As the popularity of the internet and electronic devices continues to grow, so do the number of places where cybercriminals can find—and steal—our personal data. The rise in device ownership is also creating an enormous amount of e-waste. The World…

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Deepfakes – The New Cyberthreat for 2021

By artificial intelligence, Cyber, cyber security, cyberattack, CyberScout, deepfakes, hackers, Insurance, Personal, Personal Cyber Protection, phishing scams, Prevention, ransomware, scams, Social Media, Technology

The threat landscape of cybersecurity changes daily, with hackers and cybersecurity professionals in a perpetual cat-and-mouse chase; hackers discover new ways to infiltrate and exploit their targets, and the cybersecurity industry looks for vulnerabil…

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How to Be Cybersecure in Virtual Family Gatherings

By Cyber, cyber security, CyberScout, cybersecurity, encryption, fraud emails, Google, hacking, Insurance, Personal, phishing scams, Prevention, Social Media, typosquatting, Zoom

The 2020 holiday season is coinciding with a major spike in COVID-19 cases and fatalities and many families are opting to avoid travel and potentially exposing elderly and/or vulnerable relatives. Hosting gatherings on video conferencing platforms such…

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8 Ways to Protect Yourself against Scams on Black Friday and Cyber Monday

By attachments, Black Friday, Black Friday shopping, credit cards, Cyber, cyber crime, Cyber Monday, cyber security, CyberScout, Insurance, online banking, online safety, online shopping, phishing, phishing scams, Prevention, public wi-fi, scammers, secure websites, skimmers, strong password, Trusted Choice

The holidays are the most wonderful time of the year, especially for scammers. Consumers are typically spending more, doing it quickly, and not paying as much attention to who they’re buying it from because of the rush. With the COVID-19 pandemic,…

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Shining a Light on the Dark Web

By Cyber, cyber attack, cyber crime, cyber insurance, cyber security, CyberScout, Dark Web, identity theft, identity thieves, Insurance, Internet, password, Personal, Personal Cyber Protection, personal information, phishing scams, Prevention, Technology, Two-Factor Authentication

It’s estimated the “Surface Web”—websites and data visible to everyone—represents less than five percent of the total information and locations on the internet. Beneath the surface lies the Deep Web—also known as the Hidden, Invisible and Dark Web. [1]…

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Hard Lesson Learned: A Hacker Victim’s Story  

By computer attack, computer attacks, Cyber, cyber attack, cyber crime, cyber criminals, cyber insurance, cyber insurance coverage, cyber risk, cyber security, cyber thief, cybercrime, cybersecurity, hacked, hacker, Home, Insurance, Personal, Personal Cyber Protection, Prevention, scam, scams, Social Media, Technology

Since October of last year, I always try to have my phone’s ringer turned up if I am not working, and I’m much more adamant about picking up a phone call. Like many people, I tended to silence my phone a…

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