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6 Ways to Stay Safe Online

August 18, 2017

In the last several years cyber security has become a major issue, not only for major stores like Home Depot, Target, a...

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Never Put These Docs in Your Wallet

May 17, 2016

Yes, believe it or not, you CAN get by in life with a wallet that just has a little cash, a store card or two, one to tw...

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Google Alert Scams

May 10, 2016

If you want to know the latest on "any topic," just sign up for Google Alerts. Google will e-mail you notifications of n...

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    How to Prevent Your Pics from Being Lifted: Part 1
    You need not be a celebrity or some big wig to suffer the devastating fallout of your online images (and videos) being stolen or used without your permission. So how does someone steal your image or use it without your permis...
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    10 Back-to-College Security Tips
    It used to be where you'd only worry about your college kid getting sucked into some religious cult. But college kids nowadays face assault, bullying, damaged reputations online, cyber scams and identity theft. In particular...
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    Credit Card Payments with Your Face
    Coming this fall, MasterCard will be implementing facial recognition technology: You'll be able to make credit card payments by holding up your phone and blinking-whether the purchase is online or at a brick-and-mortar store...
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    Hacker Isn’t a Bad Word
    Did you know that the original meaning of hacker, as far as computers, was that of a person who built codes into computers? In fact, the bad guy was called a "cracker." Somehow, "cracker" didn't catch on. But the mainstream ...
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    ZeusMalware Gang Take-Down
    Zeus is no longer a god of malware; he's been taken down by law enforcement agencies spanning six European nations. Five people were recently arrested-believed to have infected tens of thousands of computers across the globe...
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    A Look into Cyber Weapons of the Future
    Remember the good 'ol days when you thought of a finger pushing a button that launched a Russian missile that then sped at seven miles per second towards the U.S. to blow it up? Little did we know back then what would one da...
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    Why Hacking Is a National Emergency
    Foreign hackers, look out: Uncle Sam is out to get you. President Obama has issued an order that allows the State Department and Treasury Departments to immobilize the financial assets of anyone out-of country suspected of c...
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    Reports Say Russians Hacked IRS Identities
    CNN recently reported that the data breach of the IRS, which occurred between this past February and May, originated from Russia. The crooks were able to steal tax returns from over 100,000 people. The thieves filed a total ...
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    How Photos Broadcast Your Location
    Do you know what EXIF is? Or rather...what it contains? Here's another question: Do you know how EXIF can help a burglar find your home or a pedophile find your child? EXIF contains data from your smartphone or digital camer...
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    Beware of Vacation Rental Scams this Summer
    Talk about getting taken to the cleaners: Imagine you spot a great summer rental property advertised online. Looks wonderful. The deal sounds too good to be true, but the owner tells you (via e-mail or even phone) that the f...

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