States join EPIC in pushing back against president’s call for voter data amid concerns about scope and security of the request
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Lyrebird, an AI startup, can produce uncannily good versions of real people’s voices. What does it mean for identity fraud?
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They used the IRS’s ‘Get Transcript’ service to get personal information on people and use it to file bogus returns in their names.
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It’s so quiet, you can hear a repeatedly hacked PIN system drop, months before it was (maybe) going to be killed.
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“Drugs apparently overcame his superior intellect,” said the chief deputy.
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The US tax agency has pulled the plug on the 2FA system after sniffing out 800 fraudulent returns filed with the PINs.
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The holidays are here at last. The cocoa is hot, the lights are strung, and the spirit of the holiday season is all around us. But with the happiness of the holidays comes steals and deals on the year’s hottest stocking-stuffers. And who more likely to take advantage of the season of giving than holiday hackers?
Too-good-to-be-true online offers, phishing scams, and malicious e-cards are just a few of the hacks you’ll have to keep your eye out for in the coming weeks. Cybercriminals are constantly looking for new ways to pull the wool over our eyes, and the holiday season can be a hacker’s heyday.
So, how can you best outsmart these seasonal scammers? Have we got a holiday gift for you.
Each day for 25 days, we’ll share a new cybersecurity tip on this page, each paired with a daily prize. When you tweet out the tip of the day from this page, you’ll be entered in the prize drawing for that day.
That’s 25 days. 25 tips. 25 prizes.
What are you waiting for? Get started sharing tips to stay safe this holiday season, here. Good luck, and we wish you a holly, jolly #SafeHoliday.
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