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The one and only reason to have a ‘piece of trash’ debit card
The one and only reason to have a ‘piece of trash’ debit card Money & Credit May 22, 2018
Pushed by the banks for years, debit cards have become a popular way to pay for everything from gas 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 May 22, 2018
A member of Team Clark got a text from a friend of hers recently telling her about four phone calls…
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Chili’s data breach: Here’s what we know so far Protect Your Identity May 14, 2018
Restaurant chain Chili's has announced that a portion of its restaurants were affected by a newly discovered data breach for…
Password
How to Choose a Good Password Protect Your Identity May 4, 2018
Password protection should be a priority for us all. The prevalence of data breaches should prompt all of us to…
More than 1M kids had their identities stolen in 2017 — here’s how to protect yours
More than 1M kids had their identities stolen in 2017 — here’s how to protect yours News April 24, 2018
The saying "It takes a village to raise a child" predates the smartphone era, but it may be just as…
F3 things to know about Facebook's new privacy feature
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…
suntrust bank
What we know about the alleged SunTrust data breach Protect Your Identity April 23, 2018
Another day, another data breach... And another instance of a bank taking the weak posture of offering free identity protection…
Facebook
Poll: Facebook is officially tech’s least-trusted company Mobile & Electronics April 18, 2018
There was a time, around the turn of the century, when Americans thought tech companies would help us all live…
How to gain some control over the ads Facebook is showing you
How to gain some control over the ads Facebook is showing you Mobile & Electronics April 16, 2018
In the wake of the Facebook data scandal, the focus has been on privacy and the extraordinary access to users'…
Poll: Americans more concerned with Equifax data breach than Facebook scandal
Poll: Americans more concerned with Equifax data breach than Facebook scandal Protect Your Identity April 12, 2018
The personal information of millions of Americans has been at the heart of two of the biggest controversies in the…
Here’s the kind of personal data Facebook has on every user
Here’s the kind of personal data Facebook has on every user Protect Your Identity March 30, 2018
One thing the current Facebook data scandal has taught us is that all those likes, pokes, comments, messages and every…
About Facebook’s new privacy hub + how to download a copy of your profile
About Facebook’s new privacy hub + how to download a copy of your profile Protect Your Identity March 30, 2018
Facebook announced this week that it will debut a central hub for users to better control access to their security…
Under Armour data breach affects 150 million MyFitnessPal accounts
Under Armour data breach affects 150 million MyFitnessPal accounts News March 29, 2018
Under Armour is notifying users of its MyFitnessPal food and nutrition app about a data security breach. The company said…
How a credit card theft turned into a ‘teachable moment’
How a credit card theft turned into a ‘teachable moment’ Money & Credit March 29, 2018
Credit card theft remains a serious problem in the United States. In fact, it is the most common type of…
Here’s how to deactivate your Facebook account
Here’s how to deactivate your Facebook account Protect Your Identity March 26, 2018
Over the weekend, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg released a full-page ad in major U.S. and U.K. newspapers apologizing for the…
Remove access to your info by Facebook’s third-party apps in these 4 easy steps
Remove access to your info by Facebook’s third-party apps in these 4 easy steps Mobile & Electronics March 22, 2018
The security of your personal information on Facebook has recently taken on heightened importance in the wake of a data…
If you use Facebook, be especially leery of doing this
If you use Facebook, be especially leery of doing this Protect Your Identity March 21, 2018
Facebook has been in the news lately in connection with the fallout from a data sharing scandal. The controversy centers…
Equifax data breach - Clark Howard credit freeze guide
Equifax data breach: Are free credit freezes coming? Protect Your Identity March 8, 2018
After months of wrangling by lawmakers in Washington, a silver lining may be on the horizon for consumers across the…
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…
Data breach: What to do when you're personal info has been hacked
What to do when you’re notified of a ‘merchant breach’ Protect Your Identity February 5, 2018
As technology becomes more enmeshed with personal finance, cybersecurity breaches are becoming more prevalent. While there's usually significant media coverage…
Equifax data breach - Clark Howard credit freeze guide
After Equifax: What states are doing to protect you (and how to contact your representative!) Protect Your Identity January 24, 2018
More than four months after the disclosure of the Equifax data breach, state legislatures around the country are starting to…
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…
Here’s the most disturbing thing about the Uber hack
Here’s the most disturbing thing about the Uber hack Protect Your Identity November 22, 2017
Ride-sharing service Uber is being maligned again after the company announced Tuesday that it suffered a massive cybersecurity breach last…
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…