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Social Security, Social Services

Personal info of 31 million people leaked by popular virtual keyboard Ai.type

December 5, 2017

Via: TNW

Data belonging to 31 million users of the popular smartphone virtual keyboard, Ai.type, has leaked online after the developer failed to properly secure the app’s database. Ai.type is a freemium virtual keyboard that runs on iOS and Android, with the […]


Health & Insurance, Social Security, Social Services

Social Security Giveth, Medical Costs Taketh Away

October 13, 2017

Via: Kaiser Health News

Retirees spent on average more than a third of their Social Security benefits on out-of-pocket medical costs in 2014, according to a recent study. Even after factoring in other sources of income, medical spending still took a substantial 18 percent […]


Social Security, Social Services

SimpliSafe is winning the home security game – this is why

October 5, 2017

Via: TNW

Do you have a security system in your home? Oh sure, there are dozens of good reasons you and your home should be under the watchful eye of 24/7 professional monitoring — but the odds are that you probably aren’t. […]


Social Security, Social Services

The Rise of Connected Devices Creates New Challenges for Data Security

September 28, 2017

Via: Waste360

The waste and recycling industry best practices for data security include having telematics data transferred directly to proprietary servers and accessed through online portals. Now that the waste and recycling industry is knee-deep in the adoption of new technologies, especially […]


Social Security, Social Services

Protecting Your Social Security

September 25, 2017

Via: SocialSecurity Info

At Social Security, protecting your personal information is more important than ever. We continue to evaluate and improve our robust cyber-security program to safeguard your information. The thing is, we can’t do it alone. You can help us secure your […]


Social Security, Social Services

CCleaner was hacked to spread malware to millions of users for a month

September 18, 2017

Via: TNW

Now this is an ironic flub-up. Popular utility tool CCleaner (short for ‘Crap Cleaner’), which promises to clean up your system for enhanced performance, was hacked to distribute malware directly to its users, Cisco Talos reports. The app, which touts […]


Miscellaneous, Social Security, Social Services

Study: Transportation Victimized the Most by IoT Attacks

September 12, 2017

Via: Waste360

A new study compiled by internet security firm Arctic Wolf Networks determined that the industry suffering from the most frequent Internet of Things (IoT) attacks right now is transportation, with 29% companies polled in that sector indicating they have already […]


Social Security, Social Services

Why Should You Set Up A My Social Security Account?

April 17, 2017

Via: SocialSecurity Info

My last post discussed how to set up a my Social Security account. Now, we need to discuss why you want to set up an account. Let’s divide the conversation into two different parts. For simplicity sake, let’s call them […]


Social Security, Social Services

Social Security Online Tools You Can Use: Get A Benefit Verification Letter

March 20, 2017

Via: SocialSecurity Info

Now that you are receiving monthly Social Security or Supplemental Security Income payments, you might have to show someone how much you receive. You might want to get a loan from a bank or credit union. Legal aide may be available […]


Social Security

A White Christmas At Social Security?

December 20, 2016

Via: SocialSecurity Info

While the strains of “I’m Dreaming of a White Christmas” fill your neighborhood, you might be worrying that the winter wonderland outside could impact your trip to the Social Security Office. Much of your Social Security business can be done […]