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Equifax data breach - Clark Howard credit freeze guide
People are taking Equifax to small claims court and winning Money & Credit June 14, 2018
Months after the Equifax data breach, consumers are taking the Atlanta-based company to small claims court — and winning. A…
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…
Mobile banking scams | 11 ways to protect your money from hackers
Mobile banking scams | 11 ways to protect your money from hackers Money & Credit April 26, 2018
In our increasingly digital society, criminals are always looking for the new frontier of cyber-theft — and one method that's becoming…
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 Identity Theft April 24, 2018
The saying "It takes a village to raise a child" predates the smartphone era, but it may be just as…
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 midst of the Facebook data scandal, the focus has been on privacy and the extraordinary access to users'…
Child advocates: YouTube ads spying on kids
Child advocates: YouTube ads spying on kids Mobile & Electronics April 9, 2018
While many of us have perhaps clicked on a digital ad when browsing the web, less is known about how…
MoviePass apologizes to customers, says it doesn’t track users when the app is not active
MoviePass apologizes to customers, says it doesn’t track users when the app is not active Protect Your Computer & Data March 19, 2018
Stung by negative reports about the extent of its data tracking, the chief executive of MoviePass has apologized and clarified…
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…
Protecting your money | 7 ways to keep your money safe, even from your own bank
Protecting your money | 7 ways to keep your money safe, even from your own bank Money & Credit September 22, 2017
Want lower fees, higher returns, more convenience and better customer service from your bank? Join our #SwitchDitchSave movement and make…
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…
Warning: Gmail scam is tricking people into handing over their info to criminals
Warning: Gmail scam is tricking people into handing over their info to criminals Mobile & Electronics May 30, 2017
If you have a Gmail account, you need to be aware of a scary scam that continues to trick people…
Beware of new ‘imposter’ scam: The FBI will not call you and demand money
Beware of new ‘imposter’ scam: The FBI will not call you and demand money Scams & Rip-Offs May 20, 2017
If someone claiming to be an FBI or other federal agent calls you on the phone or shows up at…
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…
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…
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