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Privacy & Security

Are Sleep Number mattresses recording you while you snooze?
Is your Sleep Number mattress recording what goes on in your bedroom? Privacy & Security December 3, 2018
Technology can be be a double-edged sword, making our lives easier but sometimes at the expense of our privacy. We've…
How to tell if that Amazon.com email is legit
How to tell if that email you get from Amazon is legit or a phishing scam Protect Your Identity November 30, 2018
As the world's largest online retailer, Amazon.com sends untold numbers of emails to consumers on a daily basis. Many of…
Mylife.com compiles your info into a 'reputation score' — here's how to remove it
MyLife.com compiles your personal info into a ‘reputation score’ — here’s how to remove it Protecting Your Privacy November 16, 2018
A cottage industry of websites and other companies are mining your personal data to make a buck. One such site…
Your Vizio TV might soon tell you if it's been spying on you
Your Vizio TV might soon tell you if it’s been spying on you Mobile & Electronics November 12, 2018
The old saying "if these walls could talk" has seldom been as appropriate as it is now concerning one of…
Thieves are stealing frequent flyer miles — but here's how to protect yourself
How to keep your frequent flyer miles safe from thieves Protect Your Rights & Identity November 6, 2018
Criminals seem to know no bounds in trying to swindle unsuspecting victims. One scheme that seems to be increasing in…
DuckDuckGo: The search engine that values your privacy
Want to guard your privacy online? Search the web with DuckDuckGo Protect Your Identity October 19, 2018
You'd be forgiven if you think the internet search engine game starts and ends with Google. While the Mountain View,…
Hackers accessing Apple IDs to steal money from iPhone users
Hackers in China accessing Apple IDs to steal money from iPhone users Protect Your Rights & Identity October 12, 2018
In an increasingly sophisticated scheme, hackers are stealing Apple IDs and siphoning big money from iPhone users. The scam works…
Hotel phone scam targets guest with calls from fake 'manager'
Scam alert: Hotel guests getting calls from fake ‘managers’ Scams & Rip-Offs October 12, 2018
New reports of an old hotel phone scam targeting guests and their wallets are popping up with greater frequency these days.…
Ask Clark: How safe is Mint.com?
Ask Clark: How safe is Mint.com? Privacy & Security October 8, 2018
Millions of Americans use free personal finance apps like Mint.com to track their spending, but many people still have reservations…
Scam alert: Why you should be very wary of letting a stranger borrow your phone
Scam alert: Why you should be very wary of letting a stranger borrow your phone Scams & Rip-Offs October 5, 2018
In this plugged-in digital age, most of us carry mobile phones. But things happen. People leave their phones at home,…
Consumer warning: This letter looks just like a bill — but it’s not
Consumer warning: This letter looks just like a bill — but it’s not Scams & Rip-Offs August 30, 2018
You know the routine: You trudge to the mailbox and retrieve the mail after a long day at work. As…
woman inserts SIM card into phone
How to add a PIN to your smartphone account to prevent SIM hijacking Scams & Rip-Offs July 18, 2018
Think two-factor authentication for your financial accounts and a passcode on your phone protects you from hackers? Think again... RELATED: 5…
Ask Clark: Why does Trim need bank login information to lower my cable bill?
Ask Clark: Why does Trim need bank login information to lower my cable bill? Privacy & Security July 11, 2018
If you've been searching for ways to lower your cable or internet bill, there's a relatively new tool that may…
3 things to know about Google’s new privacy and security features
3 things to know about Google’s new privacy and security features Protect Your Rights & Identity June 22, 2018
After public outcry in response to high-profile data breaches and the Facebook data scandal, tech companies are finally starting to…
Cell phone fraud warning: How to avoid becoming a victim
Cell phone fraud warning: How to avoid becoming a victim Protect Your Identity June 18, 2018
It's safe to say that cell phones have become must-have gadgets for most of us these days. Because criminals know…
UPDATE: 27 million user accounts breached in Ticketfly hack
UPDATE: 27 million user accounts breached in Ticketfly hack Protect Your Identity June 7, 2018
Ticketing website Ticketfly is back online after being hacked last week in a high-profile data breach. It was initially reported that “thousands” of…
FBI warning: Why you should reboot your router now
FBI warning: Why you should reboot your router now Privacy & Security June 7, 2018
If your home or office computer uses a router, there's a good chance the device may be hit with a…
New ATM warning: Watch out for pinhole cameras
New ATM warning: Watch out for pinhole cameras Scams & Rip-Offs May 10, 2018
Thieves are getting more and more ingenious in their schemes to steal your money at automatic teller machines. If you…
How to choose a good password
How to choose a good password Protect Your Identity May 4, 2018
Password protection should be a priority for us all. Just this week, social networking site Twitter said that it found…
Elderly woman on Facebook
Please warn your friends and family not to fall for this Facebook lottery scam Scams & Rip-Offs April 27, 2018
Facebook has been raked over the coals lately ' and rightly so ' for allowing third-party apps to trick users…
Just announced: Google is making big changes to your Gmail account
Just announced: Google is making big changes to your Gmail account Mobile & Electronics April 25, 2018
If you use Gmail on the web, Google has announced some major improvements that you can look forward to! There's…
Data breach: Facebook says 50 million users hacked
Warning: Think twice before answering these Facebook poll questions News April 24, 2018
Following the Cambridge Analytica data scandal, many Facebook users have been thinking long and hard about the information they share with…
Some Facebook users hit with malware attack ‘ here’s how to stop it
Some Facebook users hit with malware attack ‘ here’s how to stop it Privacy & Security April 20, 2018
Just when we thought it couldn't get any worse for Facebook, who is involved in a huge data scandal, a…
Report: Your favorite smart TV may have some big security flaws
Report: Your favorite smart TV may have some big security flaws Mobile & Electronics February 16, 2018
That smart TV you have in your living room may not have been such a smart purchase after all when…
Equifax data breach - Clark Howard credit freeze guide
Report: Feds curtailing Equifax investigation Protecting Your Privacy February 5, 2018
Five months after the disclosure of the massive Equifax data breach, federal scrutiny of how the credit-reporting bureau allowed the…
Clark Your Life: A guide to a healthier, wealthier 2018
Clark Your Life: A guide to a healthier, wealthier 2018 Money & Credit January 26, 2018
Are you ready to take control of your financial life? We're here to help! Financial change is all about discipline.…
Report: Google takes down 60 apps, many geared toward kids, due to porn content
Report: Google takes down 60 apps, many geared toward kids, due to porn content Mobile & Electronics January 12, 2018
Check Point, a cybersecurity firm, recently said that its researchers identified malicious adware prominent in Google Play, the official app store…
Forever 21 store
Forever 21 breach exposed credit card information for 7 months Privacy & Security January 2, 2018
Los Angeles-based fashion retailer Forever 21 has confirmed that a data breach exposed customer payment card information over a period…
Haven app turns Android phones into anti-spy devices, but who’s storing the data?
Haven app turns Android phones into anti-spy devices, but who’s storing the data? Privacy & Security December 27, 2017
Edward Snowden caused an international firestorm in 2013 when he copied and leaked classified information about the government while working…
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