Jeffrey B. Yamada

Security Checklist 2

My Devices: My computer/tablet/phone requires a password before I can use it Anti-virus software is installed and set to automatically update on my: desktop computer laptop / tablet smart phone children’s/spouse’s/partner’s devices Operating systems, browsers, and software on all of my devices are set to automatically update I set up my anti-virus software to perform […]

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Equifax Data Breach and Identity Theft

The recent Equifax data breach affecting 145 million records has been a sensational story. Equifax is one of the three credit agencies (Equifax, Experian and Trans Union) that track our most sensitive personal financial information, so the thought of cyber-thieves getting that information is scary. What, if anything, should you do about it? The first

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Cyber and Identity Theft

In March, MCS stopped cyber-thieves’ attempts to steal money from two of our clients’ accounts. Using our clients’ own email accounts, the thieves sent us instructions to transfer money from our clients’ accounts to third party accounts. While our internal procedures thwarted those efforts, the frequency and sophistication of these cyber-attacks is alarming. In an

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