What You Need to Know About Password Managers

Most of us have multiple online accounts: work and personal email, social media, and online banking are only a handful of examples. Remembering a unique password for each one would be difficult, which is why so many people use the same password over and over- even when it puts their information- and even that of their employer- at risk. One Verizon Data Breach Investigations Report estimated that most hacking-related Read More

What Hollywood Gets Wrong About Hacking

We’ve all seen them – the movies where a nefarious group of hackers breaks into a government or financial institution and madness ensues. Sometimes the good guys are the ones doing the hacking. The movies provide the thrill, but they also play into common tropes about “hacking” and cyber heists without matching the reality modern business’ face. Sometimes to beat a hacker you have to think like a hacker which means Read More

Simple Steps to Protect Your Phone’s Data

Smartphones are everywhere. While they’ve technically been around since the early ‘90s, smartphones blew up in popularity over the last 15 years. Now, just about every adult has one in their pocket at any given time, and children around the world are getting their hands on their own phones earlier. This grants greater accessibility for communities everywhere, but this also comes with some serious data security Read More

Choosing and Protecting the Perfect Password

Protecting your assets and information begins with the perfect password. Unfortunately, lots of Internet users are still relying on outdated combinations of their birthdays, pets’ names, and favorite foods. By spending just a couple of minutes on your Internet security, you can significantly decrease the chances of getting your password stolen. Has your information been compromised? Contact a member of the Stolen Read More

What to Do If Your Banking Information is Compromised

Hackers work behind the scenes to get their hands on anything within their reach. They target email servers, employers, phones, apps, and, in the largest cases, financial institutions. Cyber hackers aren’t just some dark web danger – their work threatens each and every one of us if we’re not careful. It can be easy to get a notification that an account on an app you don’t use anymore has been compromised and dismiss Read More

Protect Yourself from Fraudulent Charities

Charitable donations are a great way to contribute to a cause you care about in your community Donating takes very little time and allows people who know the cause very well to properly allocate those funds to foster a better future. Unfortunately, not all charities are created equal and some are looking out more for themselves than the cause they claim to be working for. We want to protect your hard-earned money and Read More

Rebuilding Your Network After a Cyberattack

Modern technology can make our work easier, more efficient, and more productive. We’re seeing new ways of doing work each and every day, but the swift evolution of technology comes with some serious risks, too. We’re seeing more and more companies, big and small, targeted by ransomware attacks. These attacks can put every single employee and the future of even the strongest organizations at risk. We already talked Read More

The Real Costs of Corruption in the U.S.

The United States operates the largest economy in the world. With a GDP of nearly $21 trillion, the U.S. outpaces the next closest country by nearly 25%. On numbers alone, you would think the country would be able to operate on all systems go, but one of the biggest reasons behind many of our money problems in the country is public corruption. People looking out for themselves and cutting corners to line their own Read More

What to Do If Your Employer Gets Hacked

If you’re up-to-date on the latest news around the world, you might be thinking everyone is getting hacked. Thankfully, it’s not quite that drastic, but cyber hacks are becoming more and more common as criminals find more ways to access your personal and financial information. The best way to defend yourself or your business from hackers is to ensure you’re employing sensible, modern cyber security practices. Read More

It is Time To Stay Vigilant Against Corruption

Corruption runs all throughout human history. As we at the Stolen Asset Recovery Network, commonly known as STARNet, look back, we have to acknowledge that despite our best efforts, there has been no end to corruption so far. Of course, there have been advancements and periods of stability. While corruption is always happening somewhere, we can hope to move through periods of more widespread integrity and Read More