Fintech Startup Offers $500 for Payroll Passwords

Credit to Author: BrianKrebs| Date: Mon, 10 May 2021 14:25:37 +0000

How much is your payroll data worth? Probably a lot more than you think. One financial startup that’s targeting the gig worker market is offering up to $500 to anyone willing to hand over the payroll account username and password given to them by their employer, plus a regular payment for each month afterwards in which those credentials still work.

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Experian’s Credit Freeze Security is Still a Joke

Credit to Author: BrianKrebs| Date: Mon, 26 Apr 2021 21:58:24 +0000

In 2017, KrebsOnSecurity showed how easy it is for identity thieves to undo a consumer’s request to freeze their credit file at Experian, one of the big three consumer credit bureaus in the United States.  Last week, KrebsOnSecurity heard from a reader who had his freeze thawed without authorization through Experian’s website, and it reminded me of how truly broken authentication and security remains in the credit bureau space.

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Why & Where You Should Plant Your Flag

Credit to Author: BrianKrebs| Date: Wed, 12 Aug 2020 14:18:09 +0000

Several stories here have highlighted the importance of creating accounts online tied to your various identity, financial and communications services before identity thieves do it for you. This post examines some of the key places where everyone should plant their virtual flags.

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Why & Where You Should You Plant Your Flag

Credit to Author: BrianKrebs| Date: Wed, 12 Aug 2020 14:18:09 +0000

Several stories here have highlighted the importance of creating accounts online tied to your various identity, financial and communications services before identity thieves do it for you. This post examines some of the key places where everyone should plant their virtual flags.

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A week in security (February 10 – 16)

Credit to Author: Malwarebytes Labs| Date: Tue, 18 Feb 2020 16:40:45 +0000

A roundup of the previous week’s security news, including Malwarebytes’ release of the 2020 State of Malware Report, online dating woes, Emotet infection vectors, ransomware attacks, and more.

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Stalkerware developer dealt new blow by FTC

Credit to Author: David Ruiz| Date: Tue, 29 Oct 2019 15:56:37 +0000

A new government front has emerged against stalkerware—the US Federal Trade Commission. Following enforcement against Retina-X and its founder, what’s next?

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