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Don't Forget This With Your Rental Car

"With new high-tech perks come new vulnerabilities for customers, and a surprising number of people may be leaving themselves wide open to a security breach when returning their vehicles. What do people forget?” More

How to Survive a Social Media Blunder

"You've seen the headlines, social media mistakes that tear lives and businesses apart. Going viral is more serious than most parents may realize, you've got young kids that post stuff that will haunt them the rest of their lives." More

Tips to Prevent Elder Financial Abuse

"It’s important for consumers and banks to be aware of the warning signs and to take action to protect older people and their money. With all the scams both online and in person, being aware is the first step.” More

I Dared Two Hackers to Destroy My Life

“My only conditions were that the hackers had to promise not to steal money or any other assets from me, reveal any of my private information, or do any harm to me, my data, or anyone else. And then, at the end of the hack, I wanted them to tell me what they found.” More

John McAfee on His FBI iPhone Hack Offer

"Here's one that will be of interest to anyone that cares about computer security. John McAfee speaks about his recent offer to help the FBI. McAfee hopes that by hacking the phone himself, Apple will no longer be compelled to create a backdoor.” More

Obama Launches Cyber-Security ‘National Action Plan’

“President Barack Obama unveiled a new cybersecurity “national action plan” calling for an overhaul of aging government networks and a high-level commission to boost security awareness. This move comes in response to epidemic of data breaches and cyber attacks on government, private networks.” More

Prilock’s Tip of the Month

Be Aware of Your Medical Identity

With all the recent health care breaches, you may be wondering if your personal information is safe.

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Your Personal Health Information is very important. If the thief’s health information is mixed with yours, your treatment, insurance and payment records, and credit report may be affected.

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 Breaking News

Recent Breaches

SnapChat: Employee information was accessed by isolated phishing attack

UC Berkeley: Their third breach reported in 15 months, UC Berkeley notifies 80,000 students, alumni, and faculty

Spotify Premium: While no credit card information has yet been made public, some users are concerned that more leaked information may be revealed

Radiology Regency Center: During transport, the records of 483,000 were released into Florida streets, dated from 2005 to 2012

QuoteMeHappy: Lost a “small number” of customers’ details

Loanbase: Saw a small number compromised user accounts lose at least 8 bitcoins, users were reimbursed

Eyewire: Experienced an accidental data breach when one of their staff’s laptops was stolen at a conference

Kankakee REMC: Information on all 17,700 Kankakee Valley REMC customers was accessed

Cool Stuff

More Storage For Apple Devices

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This Month’s Top Phishing Attack Emails to Look Out for

Any IRS Email is a SCAM

The Internal Revenue Service has already released an alert for email tax scams after phishing and malware incidents skyrocketed this year by around 400 percent.

These bogus emails, designed to look like they’re from the IRS or another legitimate entity, ask for information related to filing status, PINs, refunds and personal information, among other topics.

Read more about these emails and other scams

IRS Dirty Dozen

Emails from "Apple"

Email messages that contain attachments or links to non-Apple websites are from sources other than Apple, although they may appear to be from the iTunes Store.

Most often, these attachments are malicious and should not be opened. You should never enter your Apple account information on any non-Apple website. Apple websites that require Account information have, such as, or (with the exception being

Prilock Security Newsletter March 2016
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