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As you have most likely heard, late last week, Equifax – one of the ‘Big Three’ credit bureaus in the United States – admitted that its own lax security practices had allowed hackers to steal the personal identities of 143 million U.S. citizens. Data potentially accessed by hackers from mid-May to July include names, Social Security numbers, credit card numbers and personal documents.

How bad is this breach? Look to your left or right. See that person setting next to you? It’s likely that one of the two of you have had your id stolen in this hack. To compound the issue, Equifax didn’t notify the public for more than a month after it detected the breach. In response, Equifax is offering a year of free credit monitoring and identity theft insurance that you can sign up for at equifaxsecurity2017.com.

To protect yourself, one option is to set up a fraud alert, which is free, by calling one of the three credit bureaus: Equifax, TransUnion...

Are Your Social Media Posts Boring?

Originally posted by Financial Social Media.

By: Amy Smith

As the marketing manager at Financial Social Media, I constantly face the challenge of...

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Driving Efficiency with Liberty’s Easy Online Distribution Requests

Easy online distribution requests is the latest update in a series of rollouts planned for Liberty this year. With online distributions in Liberty:

  • Advisors can select the level...
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9 Ways to Double [Even TRIPLE] Your Leads Online!

Originally posted by Financial Social Media.

By: Amy Mcilwain 

We live in a day and age where people flock to the internet for just...

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How Advisors Can Protect Themselves from a Java Sucker Punch

Like defense in boxing, software security is generally a matter of keeping your guard up. In the ring, your opponent will throw punches at you. On the Internet, attackers will be trying to hack you. It comes with the sport. All software has defects and a certain percentage of them will be...

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