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See if your passwords have been leaked with these browser extensions
See if your passwords have been leaked with these browser extensions Protect Your Identity June 29, 2018
If the Equifax data breach has taught us anything, it's that securing our personal information has never been more important.…
6 common password mistakes & how to avoid them
6 common password mistakes & how to avoid them Protect Your Rights & Identity June 5, 2018
Internet passwords have come a long way over the years. It used to be quite common for people to use…
Report: Facebook shared your data with 60+ device makers, including Amazon & Apple
Report: Facebook shared your data with 60+ device makers, including Amazon & Apple Protect Your Rights & Identity June 4, 2018
To ensure better data protection for consumers, most websites have updated their privacy terms in line with the European Union’s new cybersecurity…
Here’s how to control what Google shares about you
Here’s how to control what Google shares about you Mobile & Electronics May 24, 2018
The General Data Protection Regulation goes into effect this week across the internet. Adopted by the European Union in 2016,…
New ATM warning: Watch out for pinhole cameras
New ATM warning: Watch out for pinhole cameras Scams & Rip-Offs May 10, 2018
Thieves are getting more and more ingenious in their schemes to steal your money at automatic teller machines. If you…
How to choose a good password
How to choose a good password Protect Your Identity May 4, 2018
Password protection should be a priority for us all. Just this week, social networking site Twitter said that it found…
Poll: Facebook is officially tech’s least-trusted company
Poll: Facebook is officially tech’s least-trusted company Protect Your Computer & Data April 18, 2018
There was a time, around the turn of the century, when Americans thought tech companies would help us all live…
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…
Panera Bread data breach: Here’s what we know
Panera Bread data breach: Here’s what we know Credit & Debit Cards April 3, 2018
It seems like just about every week we hear of a new data breach affecting millions of people. There are…
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…
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…
Netflix customer
Netflix announces 2 new features to protect kids from unsafe content Mobile & Electronics March 5, 2018
Tech companies are slowly doing more to control the content it makes accessible to minors. In too many instances, children…
chromebook
Why Clark Howard wants you to set up a ‘Financial Chromebook’ Money & Credit February 27, 2018
Imagine being able to pay around $200 for a computer that is simple to operate, super-fast to boot up and…
Want to monitor your credit? Here’s how to sign up for Credit Sesame
Want to monitor your credit? Here’s how to sign up for Credit Sesame Protect Your Computer & Data February 20, 2018
With what we know now about the Equifax data breach, the probability that our personal information is already or soon…
Equifax data breach
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…
Computer hacking
What are Spectre and Meltdown and how can you protect yourself? Mobile & Electronics January 17, 2018
By now, you’ve probably heard the terms Spectre and Meltdown brought up in the news. But do you understand what…
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…
Kids smartwatch
Parents urged to destroy children’s smartwatches because of security concerns Mobile & Electronics November 20, 2017
The Europeans are getting really serious about the threat of smartwatches spying on kids. Should we be concerned here in…
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…
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…
Internet of Things hacked graphic
Just say no to KRACK — the most dangerous Wi-Fi hack ever discovered Mobile & Electronics October 18, 2017
It's one of the most dangerous tech exploits ever discovered and it can impact any wireless device that accesses a…
Equifax data breach
Equifax Data Breach: Embattled credit bureau says it was hacked again Money & Credit October 12, 2017
Already in the midst of the worst year ever for a credit-reporting agency, Equifax said Thursday that it was the…
How to keep your kids safe online
How to keep your kids safe online Mobile & Electronics October 11, 2017
As parents, it's our job to keep our kids safe in our increasingly digital world. So here are some tips…
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…
using cell phone overseas
Scam alert: BBB warning on text messages after woman sent full SSN Protect Your Computer & Data May 18, 2017
A never-before-seen text message scam could put a local woman’s financial history in jeopardy. BBB on new text scam: Take…
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…
These smart devices will protect your home, save you money and make your life a lot easier
These smart devices will protect your home, save you money and make your life a lot easier Car Technology March 8, 2017
If you've ever left your apartment, condo, house or'tenement on wheels' (courtesy of Chevy Chase) wondering whether you closed the…
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