Global survey of 10,000 consumers: most still don’t know how best to secure online accounts

Consumers are concerned about security, but while 84% report they take steps to try to protect their accounts from being hacked, half rely on passwords and 32% think biometric authentication is most secure, according to a new FIDO Alliance report.

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Children’s Privacy: Children are increasingly a target for identity fraud; cost to rectify is substantial for families – in dollars and time

November 9, 2021

Kids are an easy target for identity fraud and are increasingly being targeted by criminals, according to Javelin Strategy, which found that 1 in 50 children were victims. Cost on average to families when a child is hit is $1,000+. In the past year, losses for this type of ID fraud totaled $918 million, and the study found that 73% of the perpetrators were people the children knew.

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Two-Thirds of C-Suite Can’t Recognize Bad Data: Fivetran Report

December 6, 2021

Like the determined optimist who tells his boss the factory is on fire by reporting they’ll soon be able to update their equipment, let’s find some silver linings in a batch of gloomy surveys today, Dear Reader.  We’ll start with this Fivetran report, which finds that 85% of data leaders say their company has lost money by basing decisions on bad data, and 66% believe their C-suite can’t tell when that happens.  The bright side is there’s lots of room for improvement.

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