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Equifax: A Global Issues Assignment

Hello, readers. Today, I am back again with another informative blog post. I swear, someday I’ll return to my strange ramblings, but today is not the day. 1,618 more words

How Equifax are you?

It is very interesting to see the Equifax report. Most pertinently that they had processes, tools and policies in place, yet still succumbed in a big way. 830 more words

The Register: Equifax how-it-was-mega-hacked damning dossier lands, in all of its infuriating glory

The Register: Equifax how-it-was-mega-hacked damning dossier lands, in all of its infuriating glory . “A US Congressional report outlining the breakdowns that led to the 2017 theft of 148 million personal records from Equifax has revealed a stunning catalog of failure. 29 more words

Security & Legal Issues

Equifax breach was entirely preventable had it used basic security measures, says House report

A House Oversight Committee report out Monday has concluded that Equifax’s security practices and policies were sub-par and such a system were age-old and out-of-date, and bothering with basic security measures — like patching vulnerable systems — could’ve thwarted its massive data violate last year. 843 more words

Congressional Report: Equifax Data Breach Was "Entirely Preventable"

WASHINGTON, D.C. (CBSNEWS.COM) – A scathing new report finds one of the largest data breaches in U.S. history was “entirely preventable.” A 14-month congressional investigation slammed credit rating agency Equifax for lacking preventative measures in a data breach that exposed the personal information of 148 million Americans last year. 33 more words

News

Credit Bureaus are ripping us off

Saw an ad today from a credit bureau offering both credit monitoring and identity theft protection services.

So instead of making access to our credit reports more secure (making it harder for someone to steal our identity),  they charge us protection money. 31 more words

Social Commentary

How Long Does It Take to Improve Your Credit Score Enough to Buy a Home?

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How long does it take to improve your credit score? If you’re hoping to buy a home, having a good credit score is key, since it helps you qualify for a  1,423 more words