From the Global Information Security Team
EDUCATE. MITIGATE. SECURE.
Early March 2017
Americans and Our Privacy
86%: rely on our memory for our passwords
81%: suffered a personal data breach
41%: fraudulent credit card charges made
41%: shared passwords with someone
39%: use the same passwords over and over
16%: their personal email account hijacked
14%: someone apply for a loan in their name
6%: had fraudulent tax returns filed
— Pew Research 2017
How parents can teach kids about privacy (:52)
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What can parents do to make sure their kids are aware that privacy on the web is important?
Intel's Director of Privacy and Security, Bruce Snell, says success is all in your approach.
Emails from scammers often include logos of familiar companies.
Sometimes, you can tell the email is a fake because the logo isn't quite right.
CloudPets, the popular stuffed animals that allow parents and kids to send audio messages to each other through the toy, has been hacked and over 500,000 audio files put online. Stop using this toy's audio capabilities. ... Because of a sophisticated hack, you should log in and change your passwords if you use Uber, Fitbit, Yelp, OK Cupid, Reddit, Medium or Glassdoor. ... Oscar-winner John Legend's Twitter account was hacked and vulgar messages were posted in his name. #1 way to avoid being hacked on social media: set up your account so you're notified by text if your password gets changed.
One last thing...
The name watering hole attack is inspired by predators in the natural world who lurk near watering holes, looking for opportunities to attack desired prey. Cybercriminals lurk around popular websites looking for opportunities to infect the websites with malware via sensational advertisements that will make the target vulnerable.
As we focus on Internet Privacy and Waterholing this month, keep in mind that it is a good practice to avoid entering personal information on websites or social networking sites. The goal always is to make it as difficult as possible for cybercriminals to obtain any information about you. Every bit they can piece together soon becomes a profile which they can then use to harm you.
Information Security is our shared responsibility to our shareholders, our customers, and to each other. You are the key to our success and we are here to support you.
We EDUCATE. So you can MITIGATE. Which helps keep us all SECURE.
SVP, Global Chief Information Security Officer, Nashira W. Layade
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