FREE Identity Theft Guide

FREE Identity Theft Guide - Making Sense of Security

Get Your FREE Identity Theft Guide from Making Sense of Security Too many will become victims of identity theft and not know it before it is too late. There are warning signs that identity theft may be happening to you. The signs can gradual or sudden. Many people don’t realize how much personal information they

5 Scams to Watch Out for This Shopping Season

5 Scams to Watch Out for This Shopping Season- Making Sense of Security

Black Friday and Cyber Monday are Just Around the Corner and Scammers are Gearing up to Flood you with Bogus Offers According to Adobe, consumers in the US are predicted to spend a staggering US$143.7 billion this shopping holiday season. Unsurprisingly, smartphones are expected to account for a significant part of the purchases made. Shopping

How To Help College Students Avoid Identity Theft with These 9 Best Tips

9 Tips to Help College Students Avoid Identity Theft - Making Sense of Security

9 Tips to Help College Students Avoid Identity Theft College kids are prime targets for identity theft. They are going away from home to learn more and may suddenly think they know everything. The truth is they don’t. They won’t know how to truly protect themselves, their identity, money, credit, or personal information. Students need

15+ Ways Identity Theft Can Happen to You

15+ Ways Identity Theft Can Happen to You - Making Sense of Security

How Personal Information Can be Used for Identity Theft Identity theft is a major problem in the United States, with millions of Americans falling victim to it each year. Identity theft occurs when someone uses your personal information without your permission, usually for financial gain. This is how Identity theft can have a devastating effect

Child Abduction 101: Difference between Kidnapping and Abduction 

Difference btwn Kidnapping and Abduction -Making Sense of Security

How to Protect Your Children from Being Kidnapped or Abduction  Every parent wants to do everything they can to prevent their child from being kidnapped or abducted. But what’s the difference between the two?  Most people think that kidnapping and abduction are one and the same, but there is actually a big difference between the

Strong Password Tips

Making Sense of Security Password Tips

Online Safety Guidelines for Strong Passwords Quick tips for creating and saving your online passwords and making them strong. Make Passwords Long Use passwords longer than six characters when possible. Especially with most characters being from the Alphabet. Don’t Use Personal Information Avoid using demographics, birthdates or names from your loved ones. Including pets. Change

7 Best Online Safety Tips

Making Sense of Security Online Safety Tips

Best 7 Online Safety Tips Video for Cybersecurity Awareness Month October is National Cybersecurity Awareness Month. Here are some basic online tips from Making Sense of Security to keep your digital activity safe. Don’t Give Out Personal Information Avoid online phishing attempts by keeping your personal information private. Don’t give out your phone number, social

Top 10 Holiday Shopping Cyber Safety Tips

Top 10 Holiday Shopping Cyber Safety Tips - Making Sense of Security

Top 10 Holiday Shopping Cyber Safety Tips It’s that time of year to sport holiday git shopping. Some may find joy in online shopping and some enjoy using your online shopping activity to benefit themselves. This includes capturing your private and financial data. Each year, numerous online shoppers fall victim to online theft, scams, fake

Most Phishing Emails Are After Credentials

Phishing Emails Are After Credentials

Most Phishing Emails Are After Credentials 57% of phishing emails in 2020 were designed for stealing credentials, according to Cofense’s most recent Annual State of Phishing Report. Meanwhile, just 12% of phishing attacks last year were used for delivering malware. Cofense believes this is because credential phishing emails are better at bypassing email security filters