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Weekly Brief – Security Freeze vs Fraud Alert – + more stories

By: Kevin Jessop Date: September 14, 2017

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Security Freeze vs. Fraud Alert: Deciding the Best Option

consumerreports | September 14, 2017

Consumer Reports has no financial relationship with advertisers on this site. The recent security breach at Equifax has left some 143 million consumers scrambling to understand the difference between fraud alerts and security freezes, and which works

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Microsoft Adds Cloud Security to Keep Out Hackers — and Government Snoops

bloomberg | September 14, 2017

Customers can place data in virtual black box to keep out intruders

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Apple’s FaceID Could Be a Powerful Tool for Mass Spying

wired | September 14, 2017

Opinion: The new facial recognition technology could be the next frontier for surveillance.

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How to Stop the Next Equifax-Style Megabreach—Or At Least Slow It Down

wired | September 14, 2017

The Equifax breach wasn’t the first mega-breach. But there are some steps that could help make it the last.

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3 Reasons A Credit Freeze Won’t Protect You

forbes | September 14, 2017

143 million social security numbers were stolen from Equifax. Impacted consumers are rushing to put a credit freeze on their accounts. However, a credit freeze won’t protect you completely. Here are three big risks you need to consider.

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Here Come the Equifax Scammers

fortune | September 14, 2017

Just when you thought the Equifax data breach couldn’t get worse: The incident, which saw hackers steal personal data from at least 143 million people, is now inspiring scammers to try and steal even more information. On Thursday morning, the Feder

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Specialty MGAs Continue to be Popular Acquisition Targets

insurancejournal | September 14, 2017

With growth prospects becoming rarer in the continuing competitive insurance market, carriers are among three sets of buyers fueling a hot M&A environm

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Equifax Falls After Identifying Flaw Hackers Exploited in Breach – Bloomberg

bloomberg | September 14, 2017

Equifax Inc. dropped in early trading after specifying which software vulnerability hackers exploited to steal data on 143 million U.S. consumers, pointing to a flaw that computer security experts had flagged publicly early this year.

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