Digital Pickpockets: The New Threat to Your Identity
Oct22

Digital Pickpockets: The New Threat to Your Identity

No matter how aware you are about safeguarding personal belongings and confidential information, you don’t have complete control. Now you need to worry about digital pickpockets swiping your credit card information during your subway commute or when pumping gas at a rest stop. Los Angeles County law enforcement recently found two credit card skimmers at gas station pumps in Temple City, CA, KABC-TV reports. Skimming is the...

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Facebook Does About-face With Your Privacy
May07

Facebook Does About-face With Your Privacy

You may remember last December when Facebook began prompting users to make their shared content and status messages publicly visible. With the announcement, Facebook founder, Mark Zuckerberg, encouraged Facebook users to follow suit by changing his own “old” privacy settings and posting this statement: For those wondering I set most of my content on my personal Facebook page to be open so people could see it. I set some of...

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Lifelock CEO Todd Davis Does Damage Control
Mar16

Lifelock CEO Todd Davis Does Damage Control

If you hadn’t heard, identity theft company LifeLock agreed to pay $12 million dollars to settle charges from the Federal Trade Commission and 35 states. The FTC felt that LifeLock ads were deceptive and overstated the protection provided by the service. Personally, I think the charges are valid and I had to chuckle a bit when I read this email from CEO Todd Davis sent out to his partners. Mr. Davis certainly has his public...

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Five Ways to Protect Against Identity Theft via Tax Information
Feb01

Five Ways to Protect Against Identity Theft via Tax Information

With the new year come the new worries about taxes – what kind of taxes will you need to file before April 15th, how much money will you have to pay, what bracket did you place in, etc. Unfortunately, you also need to worry about protecting your identity. As Privacyrights.org notes, your IRS information returns might constitute an identity thief’s “dream.” None of us want to become a “dream” target...

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Proof the Most Secure Facebook Profile is No Facebook Profile At All
Jan27

Proof the Most Secure Facebook Profile is No Facebook Profile At All

If you’re a Facebook addict – and chances that if you have a parietal lobe and a mouse, you are – then you’ll be interested to see this eye-opening article about how easy it is to hack through the privacy settings in your profile. According to ZDNet.com, an Israeli security research firm recently demonstrated just how easy it is to hack Facebook and bypass the privacy settings that so many of us hold dear....

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Is Your New Computer Complaining About Expired Virus Protection?  Replace It for Free.
Jan21

Is Your New Computer Complaining About Expired Virus Protection? Replace It for Free.

In a few days, it will be a month since Christmas has come and past, and that usually means a month since you’ve opened up those new computers and laptops. While you’re enjoying the free trial offers of expensive anti-spyware and virus protection programs, you’re probably also aware (or even repeatedly reminded) that they’re about to expire. If you don’t want to pull out the credit card but don’t...

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