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Are your kids’ toys threatening their privacy?
Are your kids’ toys threatening their privacy? Children & Pets 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.…
4 types of identity fraud thieves bet you won’t monitor against
4 types of identity fraud thieves bet you won’t monitor against Protect Your Identity November 21, 2016
The consulting firm Javelin Strategy & Research conducted a 2015 study that showed identity thieves stole $15 billion from 13.1…
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…
Hackers expose 412 million user accounts on adult dating websites
Hackers expose 412 million user accounts on adult dating websites Mobile & Electronics November 15, 2016
Another day, another data breach -- and this time, it could mean a different kind of trouble for some of…
3 things that increase your risk of being a fraud victim
3 things that increase your risk of being a fraud victim Protect Your Rights & Identity October 12, 2016
Using social networks and sharing personal information online can dramatically increase your risk for fraud, a new study has found.…
Warning: Your iPhone has a security flaw you need to know about
Warning: Your iPhone has a security flaw you need to know about Mobile & Electronics October 10, 2016
If you have an iPhone, you need to be aware of a simple way for anyone to make calls and…
Never give your doctor this information over email!
Never give your doctor this information over email! Mobile & Electronics October 6, 2016
Medical identity theft is such a big threat that Clark has been saying for years that he doesn’t give his…
Did Yahoo give government officials access to every user’s emails?
Did Yahoo give government officials access to every user’s emails? Protect Your Rights & Identity October 5, 2016
Yahoo Inc is responding to a report released by Reuters claimingthe tech company'secretly built a custom software program to search…
The #1 reason to stop carrying your Medicare card
The #1 reason to stop carrying your Medicare card Protect Your Identity October 5, 2016
Your Social Security card is one of the five things that you shouldn’t keep in your wallet or purse, but…
AT&T stops spying on broadband customers
AT&T stops spying on broadband customers Mobile & Electronics October 3, 2016
Tired of your ISP spying on you? Now one of AT&T's major spying initiatives is going away...and you might just…
How to protect your Social Security number after a hack
How to protect your Social Security number after a hack Protect Your Rights & Identity September 30, 2016
If you clicked here just to confirm that you have nothing to worry about, sorry – there’s plenty to worry…
How to tell if you’ve been hacked (and what to do about it)
How to tell if you’ve been hacked (and what to do about it) Mobile & Electronics September 22, 2016
Due to the countless ways we connect digitally, the odds of getting hacked are right up there with the likelihood…
Hackers may have access to your mobile banking app without you having a clue
Hackers may have access to your mobile banking app without you having a clue Mobile & Electronics September 16, 2016
When we talk about protecting your money, debit and credit card fraud have always been one of the primary concerns.…
13 ways you may be exposing yourself to fraud
13 ways you may be exposing yourself to fraud Money & Credit September 15, 2016
There's a new victim of identity fraud every two seconds, according to a study by Javelin Strategy & Research. And…
How to opt out of having your Sports Authority customer data shared
How to opt out of having your Sports Authority customer data shared Protect Your Rights & Identity September 12, 2016
Dick's Sporting Goods bought all assets of the ailing Sports Authority at auction in June..including the customer data that you…
More than 60 hotels and restaurants hit by data breach
More than 60 hotels and restaurants hit by data breach Protect Your Rights & Identity September 1, 2016
Another hotel chain is warning its customers that their payment card information may have been compromised in a malware attack.…
Your prescription history isn’t really private
Your prescription history isn’t really private Protect Your Identity August 31, 2016
'Just so you know, we've looked at your medical records and we feel you're taking medications inappropriately,' said Ryan Pyle.…
Are your fingerprint and eye scanners secure?
Are your fingerprint and eye scanners secure? Mobile & Electronics August 31, 2016
More and more companies, apps and devices are opting to use fingerprints, eye scans and voice recognition instead of an…
Study: Parents have no clue what their kids are actually doing online
Study: Parents have no clue what their kids are actually doing online Mobile & Electronics August 29, 2016
It's become the norm these days to see teenagers, and even young kids, constantly staring at their smartphone, tablet or some…
Apple issues urgent iPhone iOS update: Here’s how to protect your phone & information!
Apple issues urgent iPhone iOS update: Here’s how to protect your phone & information! Mobile & Electronics August 26, 2016
Spyware developed by an Israeli company and used to spy on an Arab human rights activist has led Apple to…
How to know if someone is lying to you
How to know if someone is lying to you Life August 23, 2016
We've heard a lot about lies lately. Some bigger than others. Some new, others seem to be resurfacing. It's something…
How to create a strong password that you can actually remember
How to create a strong password that you can actually remember Mobile & Electronics August 16, 2016
We have passwords to protect our online accounts from hackers, but creating a hard-to-crack password that’s easy to remember can…
Students at higher risk for ID theft. Protect yourself!
Students at higher risk for ID theft. Protect yourself! Protect Your Identity August 15, 2016
Read more: 7 ways college students can avoid identity theft! Going to college: Your guide to campus life and money…
Free identity theft protection is here from Civic
Free identity theft protection is here from Civic Protect Your Identity August 8, 2016
(Editor's note: In early January 2019, Civic announced that it would no longer offer Identity Theft Protection services. Read more…
Beware of these identity theft hot spots on campus
Beware of these identity theft hot spots on campus Protect Your Identity July 28, 2016
When you're off to college, the thought of identity theft is probably the last thing on your mind. But it…
4 things you should never text or email
4 things you should never text or email Mobile & Electronics July 28, 2016
Most of us in our “instant gratification isn’t enough” society assume that the potential fallout fromtransmitting sensitive informationvia text, fax…
Report: Most people are putting their financial information at risk
Report: Most people are putting their financial information at risk Money & Credit July 12, 2016
According to a new report, 30% of consumers around the world have experienced fraud in the past five years --…
Browse on your iPhone more safely with this free VPN
Browse on your iPhone more safely with this free VPN Mobile & Electronics June 30, 2016
Read more: 5 ways to stay safe when doing online banking Is using public Wi-Fi a security risk?
7 steps to create safer passwords for all your online accounts
7 steps to create safer passwords for all your online accounts Mobile & Electronics June 23, 2016
Some passwords are funny. Some are pretty weird. Some can be a math problem. Many can be laughably easy to…