Fidelity National Financial adds new digital opening package for homebuyer and seller transactions

The startSafe opening package will be an add-on to Fidelity National Financial’s WireSafe program and will provide an authenticated, secure digital portal for buyer and seller transactions.

Feds warn of 1,100% rise in real estate phishing scams

According to the Consumer Protection Bureau, scams led to a $1 billion loss in real estate transactions in 2017 alone.

Nearly 1B mortgage docs accessible by First American security flaw

Although the security breach had been fixed as of Friday, it previously let anyone who had a link to certain documents on First American’s website access additional electronic records simply by changing a single digit in the URL.

Ransomware attack delays home sales in Baltimore

The attack began last week and has locked up the city’s computer systems, which is preventing title companies from checking on properties’ lien statuses.

CEOs most worried about global recession in 2019

CEOs worldwide expect more regulation in the future, mostly in the realm of data privacy protection, environmental impact, unmanned aerial vehicles and autonomous vehicle technology, according to a new survey.

A new email scam is targeting NAR members

The message invites people to contribute to a GoFundMe page, however, according to NAR, the campaign is bogus.

Cyber Security: The Threat and the Measures to Take

The National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) Power Broker Roundtable this month discusses cyber security. Moderator: Robert Bailey, Broker/Owner, Bailey Properties, Santa Cruz, Calif.; Liaison for Large Residential Firms Relations, NAR Panelists: Rick Haase, President, Latter & Blum Inc., REALTORS®, New Orleans, La. Joan Docktor, President, Fox & Roach REALTORS®, Devon, Pa. Gurtej Sodhi, CIO/EVP, Crye-Leike […]

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Gaining an Edge in NYC

NAR Brings Broker Event to the Big Apple In its latest broker-targeted educational event, the National Association of REALTORS® hosted the Broker’s Edge in Midtown Manhattan last week. The one-day event on July 18 featured high-level keynote speakers covering a range of issues from cyber security to economic predictionfs, and panel discussions focused on strategies […]

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Data encryption: A how-to guide for real estate professionals

Real estate agents handle an array of highly sensitive client information — including income tax returns, bank account data, social security numbers, salary information and more. A data breach not only threatens clients’ financial security, but it can also ruin a real estate professional’s reputation …

What you need to know about cyber threats and liability coverage

Cyber threats are becoming more and more damaging and costly, and it’s time to think again about getting coverage from cyber security failures. Understanding the specific threats, risks and costs in your marketplace will allow you to prioritize your must-have types of coverage.