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Petr Pinkas

Petr is the customers voice and also social media and marketing guru who wants to spread the word and help people get safe online. In his personal life he always runs, walks on a slackline, rides a bike, does yoga and lives on a vegan diet. Official Bio: Petr joined Lamantine Software in 2009 and brings a wealth of business analysis experience from his previous positions at Ander Lippin and AVG Technologies.

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The TalkTalk Hack and What It Means for Your Security

The web and news sites are of full of the recent breaking story and updates about the hack of TalkTalk – the British provider of broadband services. Interest in the hack is very high – as are questions about password security. One category of questions can be summarized as: I don’t have a TalkTalk account, […]

Passwords Are Here to Stay

Biometric security is an information safeguarding solution that makes use of the user’s physical details, such as fingerprints, to control access to information. With the arrival of Touch ID, the new security feature on the iPhone 5s, this form of data protection has become a heavily debated replacement to traditional password strategies. According to ZDNet, […]

The Words on Passwords [infographic]

Smartphones and mobile devices are the waves upon which we ride into the future, and until we do something about our abysmal security habits now, our cybersecurity waters look pretty murky. According to a study conducted by Janrain, a productivity management provider, one of the major setbacks associated with user security is remembering all of […]

Android Security: Remote Password Management

Android data security recently received an upgrade that allows for remote password protection. According to Computer World, it is now possible for users whose mobile devices have been compromised to update the password or pin by utilizing an Internet-based Google form. The Lock command, accessible from any laptop or tablet with a connection to the net, will […]

Back to School: Protecting Your Child’s Identity

Most Internet users today are aware of the risks of identity theft that come with sharing too much personal information online. But according to Nasdaq, parents may know that their child’s identity is also at risk. According to the source, the back-to-school season is a peak time for child identity theft. Here’s what you need […]

Ubisoft to Customers Following Data Security Breach: “Change your password”

Gaming company Ubisoft urged its customers to change their passwords yesterday, following a security breach that exposed encrypted passwords, usernames and user email addresses. Ubisoft, the third-largest gaming company in the United States and Europe, said that it reacted instantly to close the breach and that no financial information had been accessed, but nonetheless encouraged users […]

Common Tips Can Help Boost Password Security

Consumers who want to ensure their online security is not in jeopardy must focus on their passwords. If these credentials are not effective in keeping malicious parties from accessing their various accounts, people are more prone to suffering identity theft and other problems if personal and sensitive information is obtained from outside sources. A THV 11 report […]

The Cost of Identity Theft

Consumers who fail to practice effective online security may quickly find themselves victims of identity theft. Passwords are one of the first and most important safeguards for keeping sensitive data safe from malicious criminals. However, many use identical credentials for all of their accounts or fail to ever update these phrases, making them a prime target […]

Lax Social Media Passwords Can Result In Identity Fraud

Social media websites are a hotbed for cybercriminals looking to take advantage of consumers with lax password security. People who participate in these channels on a regular basis may find themselves a victim of identity theft or other fraudulent activity if they are not careful. Members of the Blekinge Institute of Technology in Sweden said that […]

Cyber invasion: How secure are you online? [infographic]

The cybersecurity landscape is a dangerous one, especially for unsuspecting consumers who neglect to update their passwords. How significant is this type of protection? Every two out of three adults who access the internet will be victims of cybercrime in their lifetime. Overall, 44 percent of crimes this type are reported by those between 40 […]