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5 Tips for Safe Trick or Treating

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October 31 is Halloween…and the last day of National Cyber Security Awareness Month. To celebrate a successful month of spreading awareness of staying safe online, NQ MobileTM and the National Cyber Security Alliance teamed up to help parents keep their trick-or-treaters safe this year. … Continue Reading

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Data Breaches Caused by Overseas Hackers Now Receiving White House Attention

by Jim Malmberg

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The White House has announced that the recent spate of data breaches caused by overseas hackers has risen to a level that now requires presidential attention. From now on, the President will receive regular briefings on these matters. … Continue Reading

2 Ways to Prevent Military Identity Theft

by Robert Siciliano

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You’d think that servicemen and women would be better protected than civilians from identity theft, but their risk is higher, since their Social Security numbers are used so often and also abroad. In Iraq, it’s painted on their laundry bags!
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Next time you shop on eBay, watch out for this scam. Con artists are exploiting a vulnerability in eBay’s editing feature to redirect online shoppers to lookalike websites that can steal passwords. … Continue Reading

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Income scams are subject of new FTC fotonovela

The FTC’s second Spanish-language fotonovela is about scams that promise you can make money selling high-end products or brand-name merchandise. If the pitch sounds familiar, that’s because the story is based on facts from a recent FTC lawsuit against a company that targeted Spanish speakers nationwide. … Continue Reading

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21 ways to Prepare your Credit Cards for Overseas Travel

Imagine being overseas, and in the process of using your credit card to make a purchase—and it’s declined—and you have no currency or checkbook. Nightmare.

The decline could be to prevent fraudulent use; perhaps it was recently reported lost, but then found or the country you are in is known for fraud. … Continue Reading

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