3 Essential Tips to Protect Your Child from Identity Theft
Apr06

3 Essential Tips to Protect Your Child from Identity Theft

Yep, the Internet and connected devices are rotting your child’s brain. It’s a proven fact. But your child’s brain isn’t the only thing in jeopardy. Information stored on the Internet — birth dates, passwords, home addresses, credit card numbers, phone and Social Security numbers — can all be stolen and used for fun and profit by identity thieves. Teens are easy targets because they spend so much time on social...

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Anthem Insurance Offers Free Credit Monitoring After Hacker Breach
Feb25

Anthem Insurance Offers Free Credit Monitoring After Hacker Breach

There’s more news about the massive hacker breach of Anthem Insurance – the second largest insurance company in the U.S. – and now victim of the largest breach in history with up to 80,000,000 people affected. Hackers were able to steal a single password that unlocked the complete Anthem database of customers (and as it turns out now – even non-customers). What a mess… This breach is the worst on record....

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Identity Thieves Love the Holidays – Don’t Fall Victim to Them
Mar12

Identity Thieves Love the Holidays – Don’t Fall Victim to Them

Cyber Monday sales in 2013 hit an all-time high, with consumers spending 20.6 percent more than in 2012, according to IBM. Unfortunately, cyber thieves are cashing in on this holiday shopping as well by preying on distracted shoppers. Norton’s Cybercrime index reached a near-record level of 121 the week after Thanksgiving, with spam comprising 56 percent of all email sent. Norton reports that almost 90 percent of identity theft...

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Internet Privacy is a Myth. Duh.
Mar05

Internet Privacy is a Myth. Duh.

I get tired of figuring out how to keep my information out of the hands of corporations, hackers and miscellaneous data gatherers. I carry a smartphone. Every time I install something or actually use an app I’m asked to decide if I’m willing to provide personal information, my location, my list of contacts, or some other piece of information I’d rather not share. Here’s my favorite example from my Android phone...

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Avoid the Grinch When Shopping Online
Nov24

Avoid the Grinch When Shopping Online

We know everyone is looking for that best deal online, especially during the Black Friday shopping blitz. Here are some quality online shopping tips from Intersections, Inc. (provider of the Identity Guard identity theft protection service). We also recommend a post from the always excellent Privacy Rights Clearinghouse – “Holiday Shopping? Ten Timely Tips” Don’t Let Would-Be “Grinches” Steal Your Financial Health...

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Google Gives You Free Airport Wi-Fi for the Holidays
Nov12

Google Gives You Free Airport Wi-Fi for the Holidays

The spirit of giving has hit Google. They are generously providing free Wi-Fi at 47 airports from November 10, 2009 to January 15, 2010. That’s great, but there are a few precautions you should take to keep yourself safe. Google’s Free Wi-Fi Using the free service is simple. You simply select the free Wi-Fi and accept the terms of service and there’s no need to give any form of payment. However, Google wants you to...

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