People encouraged to better secure online accounts following Yahoo breach by Online Security

People encouraged to better secure online accounts following Yahoo breach by Online Security

 

Residents who use Yahoo Mail are being encouraged by the S.C. Department of Consumer Affairs to take action to secure their online accounts following the announcement last month of a massive breach.

 

During the last two weeks of September, Yahoo announced that at least 500 million user accounts had been compromised.

 

An investigation by Yahoo following suspicions of an attack in July uncovered a far larger, allegedly state-sponsored attack in recent weeks, according to the Associated Press.

 

“We take these types of breaches very seriously and will determine how this occurred and who is responsible,” the FBI said in a statement last week.

 

Given the importance most people place on protecting personal information, the Department of Consumer Affairs is encouraging Yahoo Mail users to take action by following several tips, said Megan Stockhausen, communications coordinator with the agency.

 

  • Change the account password and security questions immediately. Use strong, creative passwords (uppercase, lowercase and special characters) and don’t share them with anyone. Also, don’t use the same passwords or security questions for multiple accounts, especially when using an email address as the login name on a site.

 

  • Watch out for phishing attempts, which is defined by asking for personal or sensitive information via a phone call, text or email is a tactic used by scammers. Never reply to texts, pop-ups, or emails that ask for verification of personal information. Avoid clicking on links or downloading attachments from suspicious emails or texts.

 

  • Closely monitor financial and benefits statements/accounts. Check all monthly statements and account activity, especially for financial accounts saved as payment options on internet merchant sites.

 

Review them carefully and notify the financial institution/provider as soon as an unauthorized or suspicious item is spotted.

 

  • Consider a fraud alert and security freeze. Scammers may use the stolen information to open new accounts.

 

A fraud alert and security freeze are free security measures for a credit report. A fraud alert tells a business accessing the report to take extra steps to verify that the person holding the account is the one seeking its goods/services.

 

When a security freeze is in place, no one can access the report without the account holder approving it.

 

Stockhausen said these tips can help anyone trying to secure any personal online information.

No-Excuses Living, Meir Ezra

No-Excuses Living, Meir Ezra

Meir Ezra – Roman general Julius Caesar liked to land his ships on enemy territory, unload his troops and then burn the ships.

He eliminated all means of retreat. His army had no choice but to win, which they did.

You have the power to choose excuses or solutions. If you prefer excuses, you have low production and stress. If you persist until you achieve your goals, you win the supreme test.

“THE SUPREME TEST OF A PERSON IS HIS ABILITY TO MAKE THINGS GO RIGHT.”

“This, of course, is a rather savage and brutal datum for it thrusts aside all justification, reasonableness, excuses and even does not take into account the size or obstacles of the opposition.”

“People who explain how wrong it is all going and who have reasons why and WHO AREN’T PUTTING IT RIGHT are the real crazy people in the universe. The only ones crazier than they are, are the ones who are quite happy to have everything fail and go wrong with no protest from them. And the only ones even worse are those who work endlessly to make things go wrong and prevent anything from going right and oppose all efforts instinctively.

“Fortunately, there are a few around who DO make things go right in spite of everything and anyone.” — L. Ron Hubbard

Meir Ezra Leadership Success

Meir Ezra Leadership Success

You are a leader, even if not officially. People follow your example, learn from you, want to know your opinions and so on. Constantly improving your leadership skills is essential to your success.
Most people have the wrong idea about leadership. For example, car salesman Jim was promoted to the Sales Manager position. During his first week as manager, he decided to show everyone who was boss.
Jim cracked the whip. He held a meeting and told the other sales people, “I want 10 cars sold today or someone will get fired!”
The sales people ran around looking busy and avoiding Jim. Everyone tried to force customers to buy cars, but car sales dropped.
Jim yelled even louder. “You can’t sell cars by pressuring customers, you idiots! Now get out there and sell these stupid cars!”
After a month of this, his two best sales people quit. Sales dropped even further.
Jim said, “I can’t believe this! What am I doing wrong?”

Five Bad Leadership Attitudes

Like many new managers, Jim had these five wrong ideas:

  1. “Because I’m the manager, you better respect me . . . or else!”
  2. “People are lazy; I have to force them to work.”
  3. “I’m superior to everyone. I can do anything I want.”
  4. “If you work for me, you need to kiss my butt.”
  5. “If you don’t like how I run things, you can leave.”

Because of these attitudes, Jim’s sales people were selling fewer cars and looking for other jobs. If Jim did not change his attitude, he would also be looking for a new job soon.

Read & Learn more about Leadership, Etc. from Meir Ezra

Meir Ezra – Success story

Meir Ezra – Success story

I’d like to express my deepest gratitude. You’ve done an excellent job teaching me. At first I was very skeptic, because my business was very successful. I was a very good husband and father, very motivated, confident and competent.

What Meir Ezra teaching has done in my life – words cannot describe. I have achieved new levels with everything.

I thought I loved people and yet I was lacking in some areas of my life. I can write a book about it, but I’ll share just a few VERY important words that were missing in my vocabulary like: Validation, Admiration, Confronting, Beingness, etc.

I was able to turn a HUGE problem into a barrier I can overcome. I am on the road to achieve it. Once everything is done I’ll share more.

Today I am a great husband and father, a much better business man and a better human being. What I’ve learned is unmatchable.

You are an amazing man full of life and appreciation.

Meir Ezra entrepreneur with years of experience across a wide range of fields and an inventor with many patents registered to his name. Established the most successful distributor of gasoline management systems, a company that within three years grew to $100,000,000.

Learning Ethics and Money plus Overts and Withholds Builds Business and Personal Profits

Learning Ethics and Money plus Overts and Withholds Builds Business and Personal Profits

Have You Ever Been Told “This Experience Will Be Life Changing?”

You probably have or at least heard something like that. Then you go to the seminar or webinar or read the book and think “I don’t think so.”

Meir Ezra says: “The Learning Money and Ethics Seminar Will Change Your Life!”

If you spend a few minutes reading this report, I will share with you my experience then see what you think.

Learning Money and Ethics Is A Four Day Event. The First Three Days Did Not Change My Life

If you have experience training for any sporting activity, or when you scheduled to take any test in school you know there was preparation. This event is like that. The entire first three days is getting you ready for day 4. Those three days help you understand the true meaning if ethics, moral code, justice and more. You will learn barriers to learning and study technology or study tech. There are many concepts you will learn that will help you—but are they “life changing”?

Of course any time we expand our knowledge our life changes. However the context of Live Changing Event is much bigger than gaining knowledge and expanding our skills. “Life Changing” is one of those truly “WOW Moments” even with the wow word being more than overused by many at this time.

What Really Happened on Day 4 of The Learning Ethics and Money Seminar?

Once our understanding of key principles and definitions was clear, we were ready for our assignment. After a couple hours of practice we were left to work. I still didn’t want to do this. However I made a commitment to follow the instructions. The assignment was very clear: begin writing the overts and withhold of your life following a precise formula for presenting the detail. To make sure there is no mistake, Meir Ezra requires each person to write one personal overt in the prescribed format and show it to him to confirm you know how to do it. I did that and started.

What Is An Overt and Withhold

Very simple an overt is something I did to someone else that I would not want done to me. For example I promised to deliver a report by 4 PM and didn’t do it because I was chatting on twitter. A withhold is similar only you are withholding from someone else an event or information that because you withheld it your relationship is weaker. For example you tell your spouse you are working late and in reality you are drinking with your friends and watching the game. The principle is that when we are responsible for an overt or withhold we develop a pattern that justifies the action or withhold. You will need to come to the seminar for the depth of this message and to understand the power of the O-W process.

I Wrote For About 4 Hours

I know what you are thinking – this guy has done a lot and withheld a lot. I was thinking the same thing. At one point I told Meir “my eyes hurt and head hurts” he gave me short explanation and said “keep writing”

We were alert to the possibility of reaching a moment when we felt relief. Well into the process, as I was feeling worse I thought “well there’s some bullshit!”

But Then – BAM!

I could see a pattern to my life. I could see why certain parts of my life are void of experiences I want to have. I clearly could see how I created any experience I label as “not preferred”. That clarity is very life changing because once I see the pattern I can break the pattern of what I have been doing or not doing that blocks my true potential.

Before I left I shared with Meir one of the most heartfelt thank you’s and expression of gratitude for a Life Changing Event!

Gibson and Associates Solicitors Expert Legal Help for You Across Ireland: Business Services

Gibson and Associates Solicitors Expert Legal Help for You Across Ireland: Business Services

When you are running a business, you need to know that you have the right legal advice on your side. Managing a business is enough of a worry in itself – you do not want the added stress of an unreliable lawyer. Instead, you want someone who you can trust to deliver results, who has a wealth of experience in their field, and who will look after the best interests of you and your business.

Here at Gibson & Associates, we promise to deliver a service of the highest calibre. You can have confidence in our commercial solicitors, all of whom have the necessary skills and expertise to deal with your business’s legal matter.

How Can We Help?

We offer a range of business services to clients across Ireland, including:

  • Commercial law
  • Disputes and litigation
  • Insolvency
  • Property

If you would like to know more about the business services we offer, simply contact us today. We will then take the time to understand your business and the nature of your query before providing expert legal advice.

Contact Us Today For a Consultation

If you are looking for expert legal assistance for your business, contact us at Gibson & Associates today.

Simply call us on 1890 989 289, email us on info@gibsonandassociates.ie or complete our Online Enquiry Form and will be in touch as soon as possible.

BP Holdings Global Barcelona Spain – DAILYMOTION

BP Holdings Global Barcelona Spain – DAILYMOTION

http://www.dailymotion.com/video/xtexj9_bp-holdings-global-barcelona-spain_news

 

BP America, Inc. announced today it will donate $1 million to support disaster relief efforts in Louisiana and Mississippi following Hurricane Isaac.

The donation will be made to the American Red Cross and The Salvation Army and divided equally between the two hardest-hit states.

“This assistance cannot fix all that has been broken by this natural disaster, but we hope it can help some of those in need today and contribute to a sustained recovery effort in the months ahead,” said Crystal E. Ashby, Executive Vice President of Government and Public Affairs for BP America.

The storm forced BP to evacuate workers from offshore platforms and drilling rigs in the Gulf of Mexico, as well as from onshore facilities in south Louisiana and Mississippi, where hundreds of BP employees live.

Separate from this donation, BP is also providing assistance to our employees and their families in the region.

ARTICLE:
http://www.zimbio.com/Finance/articles/AvhK2kC4Q0_/BP+Holdings+Global+Barcelona+Spain+DAILYMOTION