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IRS says new phishing scam targets Hotmail users
IRS says new phishing scam targets Hotmail users Scams & Rip-Offs December 14, 2017
The Internal Revenue Service is warning email users of a new scam targeting taxpayers and tax professionals. The scheme uses…
Here’s the most disturbing thing about the Uber hack
Here’s the most disturbing thing about the Uber hack Identity Theft November 22, 2017
Ride-sharing service Uber is being maligned again after the company announced Tuesday that it suffered a massive cybersecurity breach last…
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13 Dos and Don’ts for protecting your identity during the holidays Mobile & Electronics November 20, 2017
Nearly four million travelers are expected to take to the skies for Thanksgiving travel this week. In addition, another nearly…
Security flaw found in Amazon Key, researchers say
Security flaw found in Amazon Key, researchers say Privacy & Security November 17, 2017
Cybersecurity researchers said that they have found a key vulnerability in one of Amazon’s most prominent new services. The company…
How hackers say they’ve outsmarted iPhone X’s Face ID
How hackers say they’ve outsmarted iPhone X’s Face ID Mobile & Electronics November 16, 2017
Apple's new iPhone X has been hailed as the greatest — and at a starting price of $999, the most…
How to stop hackers from spying on you through a laptop webcam
How to stop hackers from spying on you through a laptop webcam Privacy & Security October 12, 2017
What do Facebook co-founder Mark Zuckerberg and former FBI director James Comey have in common? They both cover up their…
Net neutrality: Make your voice heard on this important issue
Net neutrality: Make your voice heard on this important issue Mobile & Electronics July 12, 2017
Some of your favorite websites might look a little different today, as some of the giants of the Internet come…
Kmart hack: Credit card information stolen in data breach
Kmart hack: Credit card information stolen in data breach Privacy & Security June 1, 2017
Kmart customers should check their credit card statements right away after a recent data breach put payment information at risk.…
Could what your Amazon Alexa overhears be used against you?
Could what your Amazon Alexa overhears be used against you? Mobile & Electronics January 10, 2017
Have you seen the Geico ad with the talking parrot? A 19th-century ship is boarded, the captain surrounded by pirates.…
FTC: Verizon customers still being spied on by ‘supercookie’ ad partner
FTC: Verizon customers still being spied on by ‘supercookie’ ad partner Mobile & Electronics December 28, 2016
Bad news for Verizon customers who opted out of the company's 'supercookie' tracking back in 2015 — you're likely to…
Warning: Donating your stuff could leave you open to identity theft
Warning: Donating your stuff could leave you open to identity theft Protect Your Rights & Identity December 27, 2016
Before you donate your household goods to a charity, you need to take certain measures to protect yourself from potential…
Have you Googled yourself lately? Here’s why you should
Have you Googled yourself lately? Here’s why you should Mobile & Electronics December 26, 2016
The top Google searches this year have ranged from President Elect Donald Trump to Olympic swimmer Michael Phelps -- but…
Want the most secure messaging possible? Download this free app
Want the most secure messaging possible? Download this free app Mobile & Electronics December 13, 2016
The greatest breach of your privacy may be through your smartphone. But there are plenty of ways you can limit…
Are your fingerprint and eye scanners secure?
Are your fingerprint and eye scanners secure? Mobile & Electronics August 31, 2016
More and more companies, apps and devices are opting to use fingerprints, eye scans and voice recognition instead of an…
This popular app is going to share your phone number with Facebook
This popular app is going to share your phone number with Facebook Mobile & Electronics August 26, 2016
As part of an update to its terms and privacy policy, the popular messaging service WhatsApp will start sharing data…
Facebook is giving you more control over the ads you see
Facebook is giving you more control over the ads you see Mobile & Electronics August 22, 2016
If Facebook ads annoy you, the social media giant has a new tool to explain how you’re being targeted –…
How to control what happens to your Facebook profile after you die
How to control what happens to your Facebook profile after you die Mobile & Electronics July 25, 2016
If you’ve ever wondered what happens to your digital footprint after you die, the answer depends on which social media…
10 tips, tricks and secrets to know about Facebook Messenger
10 tips, tricks and secrets to know about Facebook Messenger Mobile & Electronics July 21, 2016
Facebook Messenger just hit a major milestone: One billion users around the world use the app every month. But if you…
Pizza chain data breach leaves customers in 17 states at risk
Pizza chain data breach leaves customers in 17 states at risk Money & Credit July 21, 2016
If you’ve eaten at Cicis in the past year, a data breach may have put your personal information at risk.…
“Pokemon Go” may have access to your entire Google account
“Pokemon Go” may have access to your entire Google account Mobile & Electronics July 13, 2016
The augmented reality game'Pokemon Go'may have a security risk in the app. According toFortune magazine, a potentialsecurity vulnerability exists for…
If you have a Pandora account, you need to change your password!
If you have a Pandora account, you need to change your password! Home July 8, 2016
If you have an account with music streaming servicePandora,you might want to change your password. Pandora recently discovered a security…
How to turn off targeted Facebook ads
How to turn off targeted Facebook ads Featured Video July 8, 2016
Read more: How to block email trackers in retail newsletters 5 things you need to know after any data breach…
You need to update your privacy settings if you don’t want Facebook’s new ads stalking you
You need to update your privacy settings if you don’t want Facebook’s new ads stalking you Life June 11, 2016
If you’re on Facebook, you’re going to start seeing ads based on your ad preferences – including personal interests –…
Chip Shield reduces the risk of getting your card number stolen online
Chip Shield reduces the risk of getting your card number stolen online Mobile & Electronics May 23, 2016
We all know about the importance of security and protecting yourself online. Chip Shield is a personal EMV reader for…
AT&T’s fraud detector app just blocked its 1 billionth scam call
AT&T’s fraud detector app just blocked its 1 billionth scam call Mobile & Electronics April 17, 2016
If you hate robocalls, AT&T's got your back with a free app designed to shut the spam calls down cold…
Is your iPhone at risk?
Is your iPhone at risk? Mobile & Electronics April 8, 2016
On Wednesday, FBI Director James Comeytold a group atKenyon College in Ohiothat the U.S. government had purchased 'a tool' from…
Why you need to turn paper statements back on
Why you need to turn paper statements back on Protect Your Rights & Identity April 5, 2016
Paper statements help prove your balance in event of catastrophic attack If you think about all the companies you do…
Protect your aging family from the “reload” scam
Protect your aging family from the “reload” scam Scams & Rip-Offs March 30, 2016
Read more: 7 Senior Scams And How To Combat Them Top 10 financial scams targeting seniors and how to avoid…
Google reveals 77% of its online traffic is encrypted
Google reveals 77% of its online traffic is encrypted Mobile & Electronics March 16, 2016
SAN FRANCISCO — Google is disclosing how much of the traffic to its search engine and other services is being…
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