Category: Social Security

Social Security, Social Services

Social Security Benefits For Children Beyond Age 18

February 9, 2018

Via: SocialSecurity Info

Social Security pays benefits to unmarried children of parents who paid into Social Security and then retired, died or became disabled. In 2016, we distributed an average of $2.6 billion each month to benefit about 4.3 million children because one […]

Social Security, Social Services

PSA: Watch out for this malicious Reddit knock-off that steals your password

February 5, 2018

Via: TNW

Redditors might want to pay extra close attention when visiting their favorite website: There is a malicious Reddit copycat that looks precisely like the real thing – but has been designed to quietly steal your username and password. What makes […]

Social Security, Social Services

OnePlus site was reportedly hacked to steal credit card details

January 15, 2018

Via: TNW

Anybody who used at credit card to purchase their flashy new OnePlus handsets from the company’s official site ought to immediately contact their bank: hackers might be out to steal your funds. Following a slew of complaints about possible credit […]

Health & Insurance, Social Security, Social Services

Number of OSHA Workplace Safety Inspectors Decline Under Trump Administration

January 12, 2018

Via: Waste360

According to data obtained by NBC News, the number of federal workplace safety inspectors within the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has fallen under the Trump administration. The agency has reportedly lost 40 inspectors from attrition since President Donald […]

Basic Services, Emergency Services, Social Security, Social Services

FCC must upgrade Wireless Emergency Alert system, public safety organizations say

January 9, 2018

Via: StateScoop

The nation’s Wireless Emergency Alert system (WEA) needs improvements that are long overdue, according to a coalition of public safety organizations that is pushing for action by the Federal Communications Commission on the issue. In a letter to FCC Chairman […]

Social Security, Social Services

FERC Proposes Mandatory Reporting of Attempted Cybersecurity Compromises

January 4, 2018

Via: PowerMag

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) has proposed a revision of the Critical Infrastructure Protection (CIP) Reliability Standards to enhance awareness of existing or developing cybersecurity threats to the nation’s energy infrastructure. FERC issued a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NOPR) […]

Social Security, Social Services

Why ‘secure’ isn’t secure enough in the utilities sector

December 27, 2017

Via: Utility Dive

Cybersecurity of critical energy infrastructure is a growing concern because the industry is experiencing a significant overhaul as grids, power, water and gas become increasingly smart and automated. For utility companies, the consequences of inadequate cybersecurity include service and grid […]

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. […]