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Today's Message

Posted: Thursday, December 6, 2018

Information Security Awareness: Catching Up on the News

The Washington Post reports that British lawmakers have released documents showing that Facebook allegedly gave select companies preferential access to valuable user data by maintaining "whitelisting agreements."

If you were affected by the Marriott data breach, which began in 2014, you may have  received a fraudulent e-mail about it as well. Please read the information on the U.S. FTC website, which has excellent recommendations for what to do. Manually type in the URL (remember, never click on a link in an e-mail) for the third-party site where Marriott’s information for affected customers resides: https://answers.kroll.com. If you’ve stayed at a Marriott since 2014, check the site even if you have not been notified.

Wired magazine reports that a few apps that made it into the Apple store are scams. Once you use your fingerprint ID, you are charged a significant amount of money through the Apple store.

Submitted by: Melissa J Miszkiewicz
Also appeared:
Monday, December 10, 2018
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