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What is Credit Monitoring?

According to a 2018 study from Javelin Strategy & Research, more than 16.7 million Americans were victims of identity theft or fraud in 2017. That figure represents a record high number of identity theft victims that year, but the year before was also another record high. Amounts stolen in 2017 added up to $16.8 billion in losses for consumers, much of which was the direct result of data breaches. However, fraudsters and thieves are becoming more and more sophisticated in their techniques, meani...
Tags: Marketing, Social Security, Department Of Justice, Experian, LifeLock, Ftc, Credit Karma, Monitoring, Federal Trade Commission FTC, Experian Equifax, Equifax, TransUnion, Javelin Strategy Research, Identity Force, Best Credit Monitoring Companies, Identity Guard Identity Guard


TurboTax Review 2019, For The 2018 Tax Year: Five Options for You

Does a turtle move faster than you can file taxes? Go from turtle to turbo this year. We’ll review the five versions of TurboTax below along with the cost and discounts. TurboTax Abby Hayes's rating 9.6 Software Usability 9.8 Costs 9.0 ...
Tags: Apple, Taxes, Marketing, Customer Service, EA, New Features, Intuit, Irs, LifeLock, Max, EITC, Turbotax, Abby Hayes, Dough Roller, TurboTax Live, TaxAct Tax Slayer


myFICO Family Ultimate 3B Plan – Excellent Way to Monitor Credit for Your Whole Family

You probably already keep an eye on your own credit. But what about your spouse or your kids? The myFICO Family Ultimate 3B Plan takes care of this for you. FICO Family Ultimate 3B Abby Hayes's rating 9.3 Cost 8.5 Technology 9.5 ...
Tags: Apple, Marketing, Customer Service, Social Security, Credit, LifeLock, Fico, Bureau, Abby Hayes, TransUnion, Equifax Experian, Credit Sesame These services, Customer Service FICO


LifeLock Review – Protecting Your Identity

LifeLock is the most recognizable identity theft protection company. But does it work, and is it worth the cost? Our LifeLock review has the answers. LifeLock Identity Theft Kevin Mercadante's rating 9.5 Security Features 9.5 Program Cost 9.0 ...
Tags: Google, Personal Finance, Microsoft, Marketing, Samsung, Customer Service, Bank, LifeLock, Credit Karma, Norton, U S Postal Service, Standard, Equifax, Tempe Arizona, TransUnion, Advantage


Will Credit Monitoring Services Protect Me After a Data Breach?

After a major data breach, it’s hard to know whether your information has been compromised and how to protect yourself afterward. Businesses have cropped up that offer credit monitoring services—peace of mind for a price. But should you pay for them, or even sign up for a free trial? What Are Credit Monitoring Services? Credit monitoring services, like LifeLock or Identity Guard, offer a range of monitoring “plans” that run from $10 to $30 a month. While these different plans come with diffe...
Tags: Crafts, Netflix, LifeLock, Identity Guard, Are Credit Monitoring Services


Symantec acquires VC-backed Javelin Networks

Symantec Corp has acquired Austin, Texas-based and Palo Alto, California-based Javelin Networks, a cybersecurity company. No financial terms were disclosed. Javelin was backed by RSL Capital, Hillsven and UpWest Labs. PRESS RELEASE MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Symantec Corp. (NASDAQ: SYMC) today announced the acquisition of Javelin Networks, a privately held company that offers advanced software technology to defend enterprises against Active Directory-based attacks. Microsoft Active Di...
Tags: Microsoft, Israel, Trends, Ad, Apt, M&a, Symantec, LifeLock, Norton, Austin Texas, Facebook Twitter, Palo Alto California, Symantec Corp, SC Magazine, SEP, Red Team


Warning: Small Business Owners, Encrypt your Invoices

Sending invoices through email seems like a simple task. You draw up a new email, address it, attach the invoice, and hit “send.” In a few days, hopefully, you’ll receive your payment in full. The process looks simple to end users, but it’s actually quite complex. Why You Might Consider Encrypting Your Invoices After hitting the “send” button, emails are routed through a bunch of networks including mail servers, DNS servers, and routers before they reach someone’s inbox. At each point along t...
Tags: Microsoft, Sales, Canada, United States, LifeLock, Don, U S Postal Service, HIPAA, Small Business Advice, Publisher Channel Content, Virtru


Bessemer launches $1.85 bln fund

Bessemer Venture Partners has launched an $1.85 billion fund. BVP X will focus on investing in early-stage tech companies. PRESS RELEASE SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 25, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Bessemer Venture Partners (BVP), one of the world’s most experienced early-stage venture capital firms, today announced a new $1.85 billion fund: BVP X. With this new fund, Bessemer will continue to invest in early-stage (seed, Series A and Series B) technology companies and support them at every stage of their growth...
Tags: India, San Francisco, Trends, Linkedin, Cisco, United States, Funds, Symantec, Twilio, LifeLock, Bessemer Venture Partners, Bessemer, Carnegie Steel, BVP, Bessemer Venture Partners BVP, Leaba Semiconductor


How to Make a Big PR Splash With Publicity Stunts

By Olivia Katulka IHOb. Excuse me? That’s exactly how it went down during my morning routine Twitter scroll last June. How dare they ditch their glorious pancakes and flip my world upside down. I was ticked off to say that least. IHOP vs. IHOb The guesses as to what that unwanted “B” stood for started to roll in—the obvious one, breakfast. That kind of made sense considering every time I dined there, I got an omelet rather than a short stack. Sue me. But, no. The new name for the popular food ...
Tags: Washington Post, Advertising, Marketing, Sales, America, Pr, Social Security, Davis, Marketing & PR, Red Bull, Oprah, Federal Trade Commission, LifeLock, Ihop, Felix Baumgartner, Todd Davis


How to Make a Big PR Splash With Publicity Stunts

By Olivia Katulka IHOb. Excuse me? That’s exactly how it went down during my morning routine Twitter scroll last June. How dare they ditch their glorious pancakes and flip my world upside down. I was ticked off to say that least. IHOP vs. IHOb The guesses as to what that unwanted “B” stood for started to roll in—the obvious one, breakfast. That kind of made sense considering every time I dined there, I got an omelet rather than a short stack. Sue me. But, no. The new name for the popular food ...
Tags: Washington Post, Advertising, Marketing, Sales, America, Pr, Social Security, Davis, Marketing & PR, Red Bull, Oprah, Federal Trade Commission, LifeLock, Ihop, Felix Baumgartner, Todd Davis


Couple says bank rejected them after hack

SANTEE, Calif. (KGTV) - A Santee couple said their bank kicked them to the curb after their account was hacked.  Peter and Linda Wolcott have been married for more than twenty years. Linda said she has been with Union Bank for more than double that. “I’ve been with the bank since we got married in 1994. We’re talking 24 years. Linda has been with them over 55 years total,” Peter Wolcott said. “Never had any problem up until this point." Peter said someone hacked his computer earlier this summer....
Tags: News, LifeLock, Southern California, Peter, Calif, Santee, Linda, Melissa Mecija, Union Bank, Linda Wolcott, Peter Wolcott, Enterprise Fraud Management, Sheriff s Department While the Wolcotts, Mrs Wolcott Due, Mrs Wolcott In Union Bank


Apply for TechCrunch Include Office Hours with August Capital

TechCrunch is partnering with August Capital for Include Office Hours on July 27. From 3:30-5:00 pm (before the Summer Party), founders will have the opportunity to get key insight and feedback from Villi Iltchev, Lisa Marrone and Abie Katz. Founders can apply here. Founded in 2014, the TechCrunch Include program works to leverage the broad network and resources for opportunities for underserved and underrepresented founders in tech. The Include Office Hours program is one such program. Over the...
Tags: TC, Obama, White House, Massachusetts, New York City, Tech, Diversity, Salesforce, LifeLock, Gitlab, Founders, Include, Lisa, Bain Company, Intrade, National Economic Council


I received a ransom email (and this is what I did)

Last Thursday I was having a really great day. I was getting important stuff done and feeling like I was making some good progress on the day’s goals. My parents were coming into town to visit with us for a few days and the weekend was nearing. And then I got the email. As I was finishing up an article I was writing, I got a message from my assistant that there was an email that I needed to see right away. I only process email on Mondays, but my assistant keeps tabs on what is goin...
Tags: Security, Mark Zuckerberg, Religion, Cyber Security, Bitcoin, Save Money, LifeLock, Avast, No-thumb, Zander, Factor Authentication, B


LifeLock Still Gives NRA Discount It Said It Ended After Parkland School Shooting

After the Parkland, Florida, school shooting last year, in which 17 students and staff at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School were killed, a slew of companies sought to distance themselves from the National Rifle Association.Read more...
Tags: Science, Guns, LifeLock, Nra, Parkland Florida, Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, Parkland Shooting, National Rifle Association Read


IVP, CPPIB invest $120 mln in Lulus

IVP and Canada Pension Plan Investment Board have invested $120 million in Lulus, a digitally native apparel brand for women. It’s unclear how much of Lulus IVP and CPPIB own. HIG Growth Partners invested in Lulus in 2014. PRESS RELEASE CHICO, Calif., May 16, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Lulus, a leading, digitally native apparel brand for women, today announced that they have closed a $120 million investment from IVP, a premier later-stage venture capital and growth equity firm, and Canada Pension Plan ...
Tags: Europe, Zen, Toronto, Trends, MB, United States, Sydney, Chico, Lock, Goog, MKTO, IVP, LifeLock, CRM, Cppib, Snap


Symantec stock plunges 33% on audit investigation

Symantec, the cybersecurity company, is investigating concerns raised by a former employee. The probe has nothing to do with its Norton or LifeLock products, which is good news for consumers. But Wall Street is nervous.
Tags: Cnn, Symantec, LifeLock, Norton


Symantec stock plunges 30% on audit investigation

Symantec, the cybersecurity company, is investigating concerns raised by a former employee. The probe has nothing to do with its Norton or LifeLock products, which is good news for consumers. But Wall Street is nervous.
Tags: Cnn, Symantec, LifeLock, Norton


10 Digital Best Practices to Protect Your Small Business from Cyber Attack

Small businesses need to be aware that almost half of reported cyber attacks target them. Now, consider 60% of those enterprises go out of business within six months after an attack. Small Business Trends spoke with Brent Scott Community Manager, LifeLock about the 10 digital best practices to protect your small business from cyber attack. “It’s important to raise public awareness to the ever-increasing rates of data breaches, credit fraud, and cyber crime,” he says. Ways to Protect Your Small...
Tags: Google, Sales, LifeLock, Scott, Equifax, Technology Trends, Brent Scott Community, Digital Best Practices


NRA Corporate Partners Feel the Heat as Boycott Calls Increase

A call to boycott the National Rifle Association became the top trend on Twitter as users of the global social platform demanded that a variety of companies sever their ties with the gun enthusiast group. The online furor comes a day after the NRA's leaders attacked the media and Democrats, claiming the fallout from last week's Florida high school massacre was being politicized.One user, with almost a quarter of a million followers, tagged a slew of brands in his post, including NRA partners Her...
Tags: Florida, Advertising, Symantec, LifeLock, Nra, National Rifle Association, Hertz Corp, NRA Corporate Partners Feel, NRA Symantec


Many ID-Protection Services Fail Basic Security

Paul Wagenseil, writing for Tom's Guide: For a monthly fee, identity-protection services promise to do whatever they can to make sure your private personal information doesn't fall into the hands of criminals. Yet many of these services -- including LifeLock, IDShield and Credit Sesame -- put personal information at risk, because they don't let customers use two-factor authentication (2FA). This simple security precaution is offered by many online services. Without 2FA, anyone who has your email...
Tags: Tech, Social Security, LifeLock, Tom, Credit Sesame, Paul Wagenseil


IdentityForce vs Lifelock Compared – Which is Better?

Equifax, one of the three major credit reporting bureaus in the United States, experienced a data breach that has affected 143 million users. The hackers obtained Social Security numbers, addresses, birthdates, and driver’s license numbers. This has put millions of people more vulnerable to identity theft, and this does not exclude you.Brought to you by: Frugal Focus
Tags: United States, Social Security, Frugality, LifeLock, Equifax


Wag Hires New CEO from Fraud-plagued Company

"The new CEO of dog walking company Wag ran a firm that paid over $100 million in fines for lying to, and cheating, its customers." The headline at Boing Boing was a good one: Investors throw $300 Million at dog-walking startup that hired ex-CEO of fraudulent anti-fraud company LifelockBefore being hired to serve as CEO of Wag, a dogwalking startup that just received a $300,000,000 investment from Softbank, Hilary Schneider presided over Lifelock, a company whose fraudulent anti-fraud produ...
Tags: Pets, Symantec, WAG, LifeLock, Ftc, Schneider, PBurns, Softbank Hilary Schneider


Investors throw $300m at dog-walking startup that hired ex-CEO of fraudulent anti-fraud company Lifelock

Before being hired to serve as CEO of Wag, a dogwalking startup that just received a $300,000,000 investment from Softbank, Hilary Schneider presided over Lifelock, a company whose fraudulent anti-fraud products cost it over $100,000,000 in fines, before Schneider convinced Symantec to buy it for an absurd $2.6 billion. (more…)
Tags: Post, Business, News, Softbank, Symantec, LifeLock, Schneider, Late Stage Capitalism, Wag The Dog, Mom As A Service, Softbank Hilary Schneider


Dog-walking startup Wag got a whopping $300 million from SoftBank and hired a new CEO

Japanese telecom giant SoftBank has invested $300 million in dog-walking startup Wag.  Additionally, Hilary Schneider, who most recently led LifeLock through its $2.3 billion sale to Symantec in 2016, is taking over as Wag's CEO. Schneider is replacing Wag cofounder Josh Viner as CEO. However, Viner will stay involved with the company, as will his brother and cofounder Jon Viner. Dog-walking-on-demand startup Wag is getting a new CEO and a big infusion of cash.  On Tuesday, the company anno...
Tags: Softbank, US, Trends, Symantec, LifeLock, Schneider, Jon, Viner, Hilary Schneider, Josh Viner, Jon Viner, Josh Viner Viner, Recode Wag, Schneider Wag


On-demand dog walking app Wag raises $300 million from SoftBank Vision Fund

 The SoftBank Vision Fund has struck again. This time, it’s investing $300 million in on-demand walking and dog care startup Wag. Wag has also brought on Hilary Schneider, formerly of identity theft protection company LifeLock, to serve as the company’s new chief executive officer. Last year, Wag was reportedly in talks with a handful of investors, including NEA and Kleiner… Read More
Tags: Fundings & Exits, Startups, Tech, WAG, On-demand, Nea, LifeLock, Kleiner, Hilary Schneider, SoftBank Vision Fund


12,000 or 13,000 Miles for LifeLock

LifeLock is the company whose CEO published his social security number to demonstrate the power of his system and dared hackers to steal his identity. Which they promptly did. Thirteen times. Continue reading 12,000 or 13,000 Miles for LifeLock...
Tags: Travel, Advice, LifeLock


IVP, Old Mutual Global lead $280 mln round for TransferWise

IVP and Old Mutual Global Investors led a $280 million round for TransferWise. Sapphire Ventures, a new investor, participated in the round, while existing investors Richard Branson, Andreessen Horowitz and Baillie Gifford all reinvested. TransferWise, of London, is a money transfer company. PRESS RELEASE New York — November 2, 2017 — TransferWise, the international money transfer company, announced an investment round of $280 million today. The company, which has been profitable since early 201...
Tags: Asia, Europe, London, Singapore, India, US, Trends, MB, United States, Nepal, Sydney, Argentina, Tokyo, Silicon Valley, Andreessen Horowitz, Lock


PE-backed DigiCert completes Symantec’s website security business acquisition

DigiCert Inc, a portfolio company of Thoma Bravo, has closed its previously announced acquisition of Symantec‘s website security business and related PKI solutions for about $950 million in cash. As a result of the transaction, Symantec will take a 30 percent stake in DigiCert. PRESS RELEASE LEHI, Utah & MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–DigiCert Inc., the leading global provider of scalable identity and encryption solutions for the enterprise, and Symantec Corp. (NASDAQ:SYMC), the world’s l...
Tags: Microsoft, California, Trends, Customers, United States, M&a, Symantec, LifeLock, Norton, Facebook Twitter, Ben Laurie, John Merrill, Lehi Utah, PKI, Thoma Bravo, Symantec Corporation


Classic Firearms Data Breach

Anyone else get a letter from Classic Firearms advising of a data breach? I did today. I'm not going to write the letter in it's entirety. What really ticks me off is that they said that "on June 8th, 2017, we encountered a suspicious file on one of our servers" and the a little further down it states. "This unauthorized access began on April 24 and lasted until June 8th." And they are just now getting around to informing me?!:mad: They were nice enough to give me a full years access to somethin...
Tags: Weapon, General Discussion, LifeLock, Equifax


Equifax debacle has been a boon for LifeLock

The Equifax data breach was bad for a lot of people but good for a few companies that sell identity theft protection.
Tags: Money, News, LifeLock, Equifax