Thursday, September 14, 2017

Tech Tip Thursday - Equifax Breach

If you haven’t heard yet, Equifax unwilling shared 143 million Americans personally identifiable information (PII) (e.g. names, social security numbers, birth dates, etc) with some unidentified actors. You should assume that your information has been compromised.

If you are not planning on applying for loan or new credit cards then you should consider freezing your credit with all four major credit bureaus. The fees are normally $5-10 to add the freeze and another $5-10 to remove the freeze. Currently Equifax is waiving its freeze fee until November 21st. Brian Krebs put together a great Q&A and the comments are always entertaining.

https://krebsonsecurity.com/2017/09/the-equifax-breach-what-you-should-know/

If you have a Tech Tip you want to share, send them to info@cyberhui.org and we'll get them out next #TechTipTuesday.

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