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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…
What to do if you suspect your child’s identity has been stolen
What to do if you suspect your child’s identity has been stolen Protect Your Identity November 6, 2017
Protecting your personal information may have always been top of mind for you but in the aftermath of the Equifax…
How to reduce, or even erase, your digital footprint
How to reduce, or even erase, your digital footprint Mobile & Electronics October 31, 2017
There's a new victim of identity fraud every two seconds, according to a study by Javelin Strategy & Research. And of course…
I just found out I was hacked twice! Thanks to this free identity monitoring service
I just found out I was hacked twice! Thanks to this free identity monitoring service Money & Credit October 25, 2017
In the aftermath of the Equifax data breach, consumers are understandably skittish about cybersecurity and the safety of their personal…
These states are the most vulnerable to identity theft and fraud
These states are the most vulnerable to identity theft and fraud Money & Credit October 19, 2017
If the Equifax data breach has taught Americans anything, it's that even the institutions trusted with protecting consumers' most personal…
Gmail rolls out their strongest security yet for email users
Gmail rolls out their strongest security yet for email users Mobile & Electronics October 17, 2017
Ever feel like you have a bullseye on your back because your email account has been hacked so frequently? Google…
This security feature could prevent hackers from emptying your bank account
This security feature could prevent hackers from emptying your bank account Protect Your Identity October 5, 2017
After hackers obtained the personal information of more than 145 million consumers in the Equifax data breach, Americans are wondering…
Should I file a lawsuit against Equifax?
Should I file a lawsuit against Equifax? Money & Credit September 21, 2017
Equifax data breach: Should you file a lawsuit? More than 100, if not more by now, lawsuits have been filed…
The important documents to take with you during an evacuation
The important documents to take with you during an evacuation Money & Credit September 6, 2017
Millions of Americans are preparing to evacuate their homes as Hurricane Irma plows through the Caribbean on its way toward the…
What your Facebook feed can tell landlords and insurance companies
What your Facebook feed can tell landlords and insurance companies Insurance August 23, 2017
Imagine if a financial services company tracked your Facebook feed and made decisions about what kind of products it would…
This free app blocks those annoying scam phone calls
This free app blocks those annoying scam phone calls Protect Your Identity August 15, 2017
If you're looking for a way to protect yourself from scam calls that threaten you and demand your financial information and you…
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 August 7, 2017
A lot of people are alarmed by a free genealogy website that’s putting your personal information out there for anyone to…
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…
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 minetelling me about four phone calls hehas 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…
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 isinvestigating after 34,000 personal health records were recently hacked. In a news release, the New Jersey-based medical lab…
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.…
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