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Protecting Your Privacy

Unsecured server left FedEx customer documents for 100K+ accounts exposed
Unsecured server left FedEx customer documents for 100K+ accounts exposed Protect Your Identity February 16, 2018
Here's the latest in the ongoing saga of how corporate America fails to protect consumer information! FedEx is the latest…
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
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…
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…
Survey: 86% of people want biometrics instead of passwords
Survey: 86% of people want biometrics instead of passwords Protect Your Identity December 15, 2017
You might want to get ready to say goodbye to passwords forever — a majority of people asked in a…
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…
travelers in an airport
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…
iRobot Roomba
How to prevent your vacuum cleaner from collecting data about your home Protecting Your Privacy July 27, 2017
Roombas remind me of the algae eaters that quietly and efficiently clean fish tanks. Their presence is hardly noticed, but…
National Security Agency sign
9 companies that do the best job keeping your data safe from prying eyes Protect Your Rights & Identity July 18, 2017
When you do business with a company you expect them to keep your personal data private, right? Yet the sad…
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…
Voting machines
Report: Largest ever U.S. voter data leak impacts nearly 200 million Americans Protecting Your Privacy June 21, 2017
Ready for the latest chapter in the ongoing saga of unsecured data related to our election process in the United…
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…
7 little-known Facebook hacks you’ve probably never tried
7 little-known Facebook hacks you’ve probably never tried Mobile & Electronics March 25, 2017
The average Facebook user spends about 50 minutes every day on the social media network – liking, commenting and sharing…
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…
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…
Facebook’s new security feature will keep hackers out of your account
Facebook’s new security feature will keep hackers out of your account Mobile & Electronics January 26, 2017
If you're worried about hackers gaining access to your Facebook account, you should be. Any time you log in to…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
Watch out for this Dollar General scam that is going viral
Watch out for this Dollar General scam that is going viral Scams & Rip-Offs December 2, 2016
If you're someone who loves a great deal andsaving money, you'reprobably alwayson the lookout for coupons. But not all coupons…
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 madelife easier --fromhow we communicate andmaintainour schedules, to how we check our bank accounts…
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