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Possible Orbitz Data Breach May Have Expos...

On March 20, 2018, the well-known travel booking site, Orbitz, announced that there may have been a potential data breac...

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How Online Dating Can Lead to Identity The...

Maybe you recently broke up with someone or you were dumped. You're feeling emotionally vulnerable: After a while, you ...

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Can Identity Theft Hurt My Credit Score?

Guest post from Lexington Law More than 15 million Americans were victims of identity theft in 2016, according to the ...

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    Possible Orbitz Data Breach May Have Exposed Payment Information of 880,000 Credit Cards
    On March 20, 2018, the well-known travel booking site, Orbitz, announced that there may have been a potential data breach exposing a significant amount of customer credit card/payment information. The company suspects that in...
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    How Online Dating Can Lead to Identity Theft
    Maybe you recently broke up with someone or you were dumped. You're feeling emotionally vulnerable: After a while, you and your best friend decide that it’s time for you to get back into the dating game. So, you sign u...
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    Can Identity Theft Hurt My Credit Score?
    Guest post from Lexington Law   More than 15 million Americans were victims of identity theft in 2016, according to the most recent statistics from Javelin Strategy & Research. Sadly, identity theft has become so com...
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    How to Recycle Old Devices
    When it comes to tossing into the rubbish your old computer device, out of sight means out of mind, right? Well yeah, maybe to the user. But let's tack something onto that well-known mantra: Out of sight, out of mind, in...
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    Protect from the Personal Loan Scam
    Are you thinking of getting a personal loan? Hopefully, you have a high credit score, as this will give you a better chance of getting the loan through a legitimate company. But even if your credit is excellent, you need to b...
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    How IoT Makes Homes Vulnerable
    The more "connected" your home is, some say the more vulnerable you are to being a victim of theft or worse. Unfortunately, connected devices collect lots of personal information about you. Lots. This data gets uploaded to co...
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    Carders Cashing out on Magstrip Cards
    Two thousand credit card payment terminals stand to become infected with malware called Trinity point of sales. Ten million credit cards were stolen by hackers, called Fin6, who may end up scoring $400 million. The cards were...
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    7 Guidelines to Stop Online Dating Sites From Misusing Your Personal Information
    Everyone knows online dating can be crazy and fun, what with setting up profiles and posting just the right pictures. But when you sign up for an online dating service, you might not be prepared for how much email you will re...
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    Should Stalking or Spying Apps Be Banned?
    The words "spying" and "stalking" have negative connotations, but there's a flipside to the coin: parents monitoring their kids' online activities and physical locations. And how about middle-aged adults keeping track of the ...
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    Beware of Mobile Tech Support Scams
    Tech support scams aren't just for desktop or laptop users; beware if you use a smartphone or tablet. Crooks are really zeroing in on the smartphone and tablet as a platform for their crimes. Here is a common way this scenari...

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