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The Right and Wrong Ways to Prevent Identity Theft

by Linda Vincent R.N. P.I.

Identity Theft in Progress

Numerous data breaches have occurred over the past few years. From the Target data breach to electronic health records being tapped into, consumers are at risk for identity theft like never before. Unfortunately, most are completely unaware of it. Many even assume that credit monitoring is enough to protect themselves from identity theft. … Continue Reading

Answering the call about mobile tech

by Federal Trade Commission

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Have you ever snagged a great deal right from your tablet? Or maybe you’ve donated to a charity from your phone? Then you know first-hand that mobile technologies give us unprecedented efficiency and convenience. The FTC is addressing the issues that affect consumers as new mobile technologies come on the scene. … Continue Reading

10 most dangerous Facebook Scams

by Robert Siciliano

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Twenty percent of the world’s population is “on” Facebook—that’s well over a billion people.

Top 10 Most Popular Facebook Scams … Continue Reading

Password Management Resources

by Debra N. Diener J.D. CIPP G

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I wrote last week about the stunning password and user name theft that Hold Security had unearthed (“Cautionary Note About Hold Security”; August 12). In that blog, I mentioned Graham Cluley’s important discovery about the fee that Hold Security would charge consumers who wanted to find out if any of their passwords and user names had been breached. … Continue Reading

Is Your Kid Safe? How to Prevent Child Identity Theft

by Linda Vincent R.N. P.I.

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A child’s Social Security number and identity can be stolen just as easily as an adult’s. Thieves use their SSNs to open up bank accounts, apply for government benefits, and even rent a place to live. As a parent, it’s important that you are proactive in not only protecting your own identity, but the identity of your children, too. … Continue Reading

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