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New proposal allows nursing homes to force residents to give up legal rights
New proposal allows nursing homes to force residents to give up legal rights Protect Your Identity June 8, 2017
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has proposed major revisions to a rule that was meant to protect…
Customer ringing bell at hotel front desk
Massive data breach hits more than 1,200 hotels, exposing customer payment info Protect Your Identity April 24, 2017
Malware planted at the front desk of more than 1,200 franchise hotel locations last year may have been capturing your…
Online shopping: How to protect your money and identity from criminals
Online shopping: How to protect your money and identity from criminals Mobile & Electronics April 1, 2017
There is no doubt online shopping has become an increasingly popular — and very often the primary — option for people looking for…
Travel alert: Why you should take a picture of your hotel room
Travel alert: Why you should take a picture of your hotel room Travel March 22, 2017
Taking just a few pictures of your hotel room could help police fight sex trafficking. Traffickers often post photographs of…
How to reduce, or even erase, your digital footprint
How to reduce, or even erase, your digital footprint Mobile & Electronics March 21, 2017
There's a new victim of identity fraud every two seconds, according to a study by Javelin Strategy & Research. Almost everything you…
Thermal heat imaging cameras can capture your phone’s secret PIN
Thermal heat imaging cameras can capture your phone’s secret PIN Mobile & Electronics March 13, 2017
The criminals just keep on getting more and more advanced in their ability to compromise your expectation of mobile privacy.…
How to protect yourself from Uber’s gaping security holes
How to protect yourself from Uber’s gaping security holes Cars March 10, 2017
Think your data is totally protected when you're using Uber? Think again... Read more: 7 things I wish I knew…
Warning: Massive data leak may have exposed your personal info from thousands of sites
Warning: Massive data leak may have exposed your personal info from thousands of sites Mobile & Electronics February 25, 2017
Another day, another data breach -- and this time it involves a security flaw found in a major web services…
Report: 76 iOS apps put users at risk of data interception by hackers
Report: 76 iOS apps put users at risk of data interception by hackers Mobile & Electronics February 14, 2017
A new report from mobile security company Sudo Security Group reveals 76 iOS apps show vulnerabilities which could allow hackers…
Arby’s hit by payment systems breach, customer info at risk
Arby’s hit by payment systems breach, customer info at risk Money & Credit February 10, 2017
If you ate at an Arby's location from Halloween 2016 to Martin Luther King Jr. Day last month, a data…
FBI: Child predators are using popular app to chat, exchange photos with teens
FBI: Child predators are using popular app to chat, exchange photos with teens Mobile & Electronics February 9, 2017
An app that's widely available and free for download has caught the attention of federal investigators. The app “Yellow” is…
How to prevent credit card fraud from happening to you
How to prevent credit card fraud from happening to you Credit & Debit Cards February 1, 2017
We have new security features on our credit cards, but are they actually working? And what can we do to…
Warning: The IRS phone scam is back and more sophisticated than ever
Warning: The IRS phone scam is back and more sophisticated than ever Scams & Rip-Offs January 25, 2017
I got a text from a friend of mine telling me about four phone calls he has received lately -- all claiming…
How to protect yourself against abusive debt collectors
How to protect yourself against abusive debt collectors Money & Credit January 23, 2017
As if being in debt isn't bad enough -- then add aggressive debt collectors to the equation, and that can…
This website makes your personal info available to anyone: Here’s how to remove it!
This website makes your personal info available to anyone: Here’s how to remove it! Protect Your Identity January 17, 2017
A lot of people are alarmed by a free genealogy website that’s putting your personal information out there for anyone to…
7 ways to protect your money, even from your own bank
7 ways to protect your money, even from your own bank Money & Credit December 30, 2016
When it comes to protecting your money, we're typically talking about protecting it from criminals, like identity thieves who steal your…
Yahoo confirms hack of 1 billion accounts, users’ personal information at risk
Yahoo confirms hack of 1 billion accounts, users’ personal information at risk Mobile & Electronics December 15, 2016
Yahoo was hacked again -- and this time, it involves a lot more accounts. 1 billion Yahoo accounts hacked The…
Quest Diagnostics hack exposes health info of 34K patients
Quest Diagnostics hack exposes health info of 34K patients Protect Your Rights & Identity December 13, 2016
Quest Diagnostics is investigating after 34,000 personal health records were recently hacked.  In a news release, the New Jersey-based medical lab…
This free app blocks IRS scam phone calls
This free app blocks IRS scam phone calls Protect Your Identity December 11, 2016
If you're looking for a way to protect yourself from fraudulent IRS scam calls that threaten you and demand your financial information…
Gifting a ‘smart’ device? Here’s how to keep its recipient from getting hacked
Gifting a ‘smart’ device? Here’s how to keep its recipient from getting hacked Mobile & Electronics December 8, 2016
In October 2016, there was a distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack that caused serious traffic issues at major internet…
Are your kids’ toys threatening their privacy?
Are your kids’ toys threatening their privacy? Holiday Shopping December 7, 2016
Is Santa spying on your kids? A set of consumer groups think so and are petitioning the Federal Trade Commission…
Report: 1 million Google accounts hacked by new malware
Report: 1 million Google accounts hacked by new malware Mobile & Electronics November 30, 2016
Check Point Software Technologies today revealed a data breach that's hit an estimated 1 million Google accounts around the world.…
4 types of identity fraud thieves bet you won’t monitor against
4 types of identity fraud thieves bet you won’t monitor against Protect Your Identity November 21, 2016
The consulting firm Javelin Strategy & Research conducted a 2015 study that showed identity thieves stole $15 billion from 13.1…
Your Android phone may be sending your texts and other data to China
Your Android phone may be sending your texts and other data to China Mobile & Electronics November 17, 2016
There's no doubt that smartphones have made life easier -- from how we communicate and maintain our schedules, to how we check our bank accounts…
Hackers expose 412 million user accounts on adult dating websites
Hackers expose 412 million user accounts on adult dating websites Mobile & Electronics November 15, 2016
Another day, another data breach -- and this time, it could mean a different kind of trouble for some of…
What your Facebook feed can tell landlords and insurance companies
What your Facebook feed can tell landlords and insurance companies Insurance November 2, 2016
Imagine if a financial services company tracked your Facebook feed and made decisions about what kind of products it would…
11 ways to protect your money when doing mobile banking
11 ways to protect your money when doing mobile banking Mobile & Electronics October 21, 2016
In our increasingly digital age, criminals are always looking for the new frontier of cyber-theft and they think they've found…
3 things that increase your risk of being a fraud victim
3 things that increase your risk of being a fraud victim Protect Your Rights & Identity October 12, 2016
Using social networks and sharing personal information online can dramatically increase your risk for fraud, a new study has found.…
Warning: Your iPhone has a security flaw you need to know about
Warning: Your iPhone has a security flaw you need to know about Mobile & Electronics October 10, 2016
If you have an iPhone, you need to be aware of a simple way for anyone to make calls and…
Most important documents to take with you during an evacuation
Most important documents to take with you during an evacuation Money & Credit October 7, 2016
Millions of Americans have been ordered to evacuate their homes as Hurricane Matthew barrels down on the East Coast, leaving a path…
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