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The lesson Facebook’s CEO just taught everyone about reusing passwords
The lesson Facebook’s CEO just taught everyone about reusing passwords Mobile & Electronics June 8, 2016
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg apparently didn’t read the warning about using different passwords toprotect online accounts. Sources toldThe Wall Street…
Google and Bing searches make this move to protect you from scams
Google and Bing searches make this move to protect you from scams Scams & Rip-Offs June 8, 2016
Read more: Remedy for ads infiltrating your internet searches Making Internet Privacy Easy How to download your past Google searches
Hackers steal millions of LinkedIn passwords: Here’s what you need to do
Hackers steal millions of LinkedIn passwords: Here’s what you need to do Protect Your Identity May 20, 2016
Quick, what was your LinkedIn password in 2012? OK, now think of every password you use forevery service, and make…
Prevent your smartphone from sharing your personal information
Prevent your smartphone from sharing your personal information Mobile & Electronics May 18, 2016
Read more: Technology | Protect Your Computer & Data What info is stored in a boarding pass barcode? A lot.…
Help! I think someone opened a credit card in my name
Help! I think someone opened a credit card in my name Money & Credit May 17, 2016
Maybe it’s a sudden influx of subprimecredit cardoffers in your mailbox. Ora bill from an issuer youdon’t recognize. Or, even,…
Waze alert: Hackers could track you when using app
Waze alert: Hackers could track you when using app Protect Your Identity April 28, 2016
SANTA BARBARA, Calif. — A vulnerability in a popular navigation app could let hackers track your driving, researchers say. Fusionreports…
Ways to reduce your chance of tax return identity theft
Ways to reduce your chance of tax return identity theft Protect Your Rights & Identity April 7, 2016
Read more: 3 ways to avoid tax fraud Key to preventing tax identity thef Why your tax refund will probably…
The IRS hack: What’s at risk, and what to do
The IRS hack: What’s at risk, and what to do Protect Your Rights & Identity March 29, 2016
Read more: 'Get Transcript' IRS hack keeps getting worse, more taxpayers affected IRS tool meant to protect identity theft victims…
Banks, dam targeted by Iranian hackers, US says; 7 charged
Banks, dam targeted by Iranian hackers, US says; 7 charged Money & Credit March 25, 2016
WASHINGTON —The U.S. charged seven hackers linked to the Iranian government with executing large-scale coordinated cyberattacks on dozens of banks…
Verizon to pay $1.4M for storing and selling customers’ info without consent
Verizon to pay $1.4M for storing and selling customers’ info without consent Protect Your Identity March 24, 2016
Verizon Wireless has been collecting information about you without your consent. And now it has to pay up. Read more:Couple…
Hackers posing as company CEOs trick workers into handing over information
Hackers posing as company CEOs trick workers into handing over information Scams & Rip-Offs March 24, 2016
Scammers are smart these days --finding new ways to trick honest people every day. This time, a scam involvingfraudsters pretending…
New, easy way to deal with a lost debit card
New, easy way to deal with a lost debit card Money & Credit March 21, 2016
Read more: Credit card protection policies are a rip-off Credit Freeze and Thaw Guide Don't fall for it! The IRS…
Think twice before signing a production release
Think twice before signing a production release Protect Your Rights & Identity March 17, 2016
Read more: Consumer Issues & ID Theft | Protecting Your Privacy Protect Your Rights & Identity Spotify's new privacy policy…
Protect your kids from dangerous websites
Protect your kids from dangerous websites Mobile & Electronics March 10, 2016
Read more: Protect Kids' Privacy Online/Remove Tracking Cookies Protecting the privacy of your kids online Keep your kids safe online
Hackers successfully target Apple computers with ‘ransomware’ for first time
Hackers successfully target Apple computers with ‘ransomware’ for first time Scams & Rip-Offs March 8, 2016
Apple has been in the news a lot lately regarding security. The company is currently involved in a feud with…
Why automatic savings works: How to do it & the best ways to save
Why automatic savings works: How to do it & the best ways to save Money & Credit March 7, 2016
Several years ago, a study done in Denmark found that automatic savings plans were more effective than tax subsidies when…
Facebook quizzes could make you vulnerable to hackers
Facebook quizzes could make you vulnerable to hackers Mobile & Electronics March 4, 2016
Click here to test your I.Q. Click here to see what your past life was. Click here, click here, click…
Banks trading debit cards for smartphones at ATMs
Banks trading debit cards for smartphones at ATMs Money & Credit March 2, 2016
Read more: Banks use smartphones to foil ATM skimmers Protect yourself from ATM skimmer scams Alternatives that will help you…
IRS tool meant to protect identity theft victims may be vulnerable to identity thieves
IRS tool meant to protect identity theft victims may be vulnerable to identity thieves Protect Your Rights & Identity March 1, 2016
A new report from security website KrebsonSecuritywarnsconsumers thata tool provided by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) -- that's meant to…
Forget phishing scams, criminals are now using your everyday activities to steal from you
Forget phishing scams, criminals are now using your everyday activities to steal from you Protect Your Identity February 29, 2016
According to anew study,for the first time ever, more attacks on computer systems arestarted through email, social media and mobile…
Nearly half of IRS-approved free tax preparers fail cybersecurity audit
Nearly half of IRS-approved free tax preparers fail cybersecurity audit Protect Your Identity February 26, 2016
The Online Trust Alliance, a nonprofit based out ofBellevue, Washington, auditedtax-preparationcompaniesand found that 6 outof 13 online tax-preparation and filing…
John McAfee offers to break an iPhone’s encryption for the FBI
John McAfee offers to break an iPhone’s encryption for the FBI Protect Your Rights & Identity February 19, 2016
It's no secret the FBI is struggling to unlock an iPhone, but John McAfee, the outspoken pioneer of cybersecurity, has…
Heads up: Avoid these two major ID theft scams
Heads up: Avoid these two major ID theft scams Protect Your Identity February 17, 2016
Read more: Identity Theft Guide Key to preventing tax identity theft The #1 way to prevent identity theft at medical…
New medicare cards won’t display Social Security numbers, but the change may take a while
New medicare cards won’t display Social Security numbers, but the change may take a while Protect Your Identity January 26, 2016
Concerns over the growing threat of identity theft have led to several changes in the health care industry (as well…
The dangers of co-signing a student loan
The dangers of co-signing a student loan Money & Credit January 21, 2016
Parents have big dreams for their children --and very often college is one of those dreams. After all, every parent…
Identity thieves are using call centers to carry out scams
Identity thieves are using call centers to carry out scams Scams & Rip-Offs January 15, 2016
You probably aren't surprised anymore when you figure out that a customer service representative you're talking to is actually half-way…
Beware of this chip credit card scam!
Beware of this chip credit card scam! Scams & Rip-Offs January 14, 2016
October 1, 2015, was the deadline for retailers and credit card issuersto switch over to using the new EMV credit…
Online shoppers: Protect your financial privacy
Online shoppers: Protect your financial privacy Shopping & Retail January 13, 2016
More Clark.com stories you may like: Online holiday shopping: How to protect your wallet & identity Your browser of choice…
Qkey offers a safer way to browse and shop online
Qkey offers a safer way to browse and shop online Protect Your Identity January 7, 2016
So much of what's popping up at CES 2016 is about security and you protecting yourself online. Qkey is a…
Customer catches Starbucks cashier stealing credit card info
Customer catches Starbucks cashier stealing credit card info Money & Credit January 5, 2016
A California woman expected to receive the Starbucks drink she had ordered and go about her day. But while the…