The Equifax Data Breach: What to Do

                                                                                                                                                                                              (Adobe Stock Images) September 8, 2017 By: Seena Gressin Attorney, Division of Consumer & Business Education, FTC If you have a credit report, there’s a good chance that you’re one of the 143 million American consumers whose sensitive personal information was exposed in a data breach at Equifax, one of the nation’s three major credit reporting agencies. Here are the facts, according to Equifax. The breach lasted from mid-May through July. The hackers accessed people’s names, Social Security numbers, …
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Home Intruder Steals 12-Gauge Shotgun, Wedding Rings In Oak Park

A burglar crawled through an open window in the 800 block of Oak Park Avenue Monday and stole a shotgun, jewelry, and a laptop. By Lisa Marie Farver (Patch Staff) – Updated August 30, 2017 OAK PARK, IL — A burglar crawled through an open window and stole a shotgun and two wedding rings during a home invasion in Oak Park Monday. According to police, the burglary took place in the 800 block of North Oak Park Avenue sometime between …
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United Security, Garry McCarthy of GFM-Strategies and Forest Security Inform Chicagoland Car Dealerships on How to Combat Theft

March 24, 2017 at 12:59 PM When a group of thieves broke into Marino Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram car dealership in Portage Park, Ill., personnel at United Security Service’s Video Command Center were watching! Because of our highly-trained staff’s ability to communicate with local police through our state-of-the-art technology, the attempted theft was thwarted—the only loss to our client was a broken window. It’s been a tough time for car dealerships in the Chicagoland area.  According to recent reports, there …
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Girl’s Screams Scare Off Home Intruder:

MOUNT PROSPECT, IL — Police are trying to identify an alleged home invader who was caught by a security camera kicking in the door of a Mount Prospect home last week while a child was still inside. Screams from the child scared away the suspect after he tried to open the girl’s locked bedroom door, according to Mount Prospect police. The suspect seen in the video released by police Sunday, July 30, is described as a white man with white …
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Neighbor Confronts Burglar

Neighbor Confronts Burglar In Oak Park: Police Police seek burglar who had a run-in with neighbor after breaking into car in Oak Park. By Lisa Marie Farver (Patch Staff) – Updated July 22, 2017 11:09 pm ET OAK PARK, IL — Police are looking for a man who allegedly broke into a car in Oak Park. According to a release, the suspect entered an open garage door and then smashed a side window on a Nissan Versa in the 200 …
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3 Reasons to Upgrade Your Access Control Technology

Drive greater value from your access control infrastructure while solving increasingly complex system integration challenges by upgrading older, legacy technology to a new access control standard. Adopting a new technology standard allows organizations to take advantage of enhanced user experience, better data privacy and a higher level of security. Our eBook, Three Reasons to Upgrade Your Access Control Technology, outlines the key benefits of upgrading to new, more dynamic technologies, helping you to consider the right approach for your organization. …
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Northwest Chicago Area Break-Ins – Police Issue Warning

  Monday, July 31, 2017 09:27AM By: CHICAGO (WLS) Chicago police have issued warnings about burglars targeting homes and businesses on the Northwest Side in July. There have been at least six home burglaries since July 13, with an unknown number of burglars stealing electronics, jewelry, cash and other items from the homes. The home burglaries occurred in the following locations: 5500-block of West Edmunds Street on July 13, 2017 at 7:00 p.m. 4300-block of North Monitor Avenue on July …
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Thief Steals $6K Worth Of Computers, Furniture, Appliances In Oak Park Burglary

The offender(s) stole $6,400 worth of computers, supplies and furniture from a home in the 6400 block of West North Avenue on June 28.   OAK PARK, IL — According to police, suspect(s) stole computers, office furniture and kitchen supplies during an extensive home burglary in Oak Park late last month. More than $6,400 in items were stolen from a residence in the 6400 block of West North Avenue at approximately 9 a.m. on Wednesday, June 28, a police report …
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Computer Virus Alert!

There is a new virus being spread that is similar to ransomware but much more destructive. If you get infected it will encrypt your files using a random key that is not recorded so even the authors of the malware, known as NotPeyta can unlock them. It also infects the boot record of the computer so it won’t boot & is effectively useless until wiped & repaired. Understand if you get infected YOUR FILES ARE GONE –NOT RECOVERABLE! MAKE SURE …
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Doorbell is a Full Security Camera – So you know what’s going on out there!

Do You Know What’s Going On Out There? Jun 23 2017 You just hit the hay after a long day and your family is sleeping. You’re drifting off, almost asleep, when you hear it: a distant crash from your front porch. Your dog hears it too and goes nuts. Is it a prowler? Or a raccoon? Or the wind? With Forest smart home security, you don’t even have to get out of bed to investigate. With wireless image sensors, connected …
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