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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

Family Identity Theft is Ugly

by Robert Siciliano

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Identity theft isn’t just the stuff of exciting movie and TV dramas; this happens in real life—and often. In fact, that Target breach that made headlines, Neiman Marcus, those 1. 2 Billion records the Russian cyber gang hacked: all identity theft. … Continue Reading

The Talk: College and Money

by Terry Savage

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It’s time for another honest talk with your college-age children. It won’t be a shock to them that you want to discuss money – unless you’ve failed to have a “junior” version of this conversation before they became teenagers. … Continue Reading

Raising Digital Citizens

Teach your children to become good digital citizens with these resources.

by Stay Safe Online

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The Internet is a wonderful place for learning and entertainment, but like the world around us, it can pose dangers if precautions are not taken. Allowing free access puts your child, your computer and your personal data at risk. … Continue Reading

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Is Your Kid Safe? How to Prevent Child Identity Theft

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

IDTheft
Family Identity Theft is Ugly

Identity theft isn’t just the stuff of exciting movie and TV dramas; this happens in real life—and often. In fact, that Target breach that made headlines, Neiman Marcus, those 1. 2 Billion records the Russian cyber gang hacked: all identity theft. … Continue Reading

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Losing Control of Your Android Smartphone to Hackers

A few years ago, hackers in Eastern Europe came up with malware – malicious software – that was designed to self-install on computers and make them unusable. Computer users would see a screen that told them they would have to pay a ransom in order to have the use of their computer returned to them. … Continue Reading

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