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Mobile check deposits new playground for fraudsters

by National Consumers League

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Does your bank let you deposit checks using your mobile phone? Many consumers enjoy this technology, which eliminates the need for a trip to a bank branch or ATM by allowing customers to snap a photo of the front and back of checks and deposit via a mobile app. … Continue Reading

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College bound kids: protect your identity

by Robert Siciliano

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The good old days were when today’s college kids’ parents lugged their typewriters into their dorm room, and they communicated to people via the phone on their room’s wall. Their biggest worry was someone stealing their popcorn maker. Nowadays, college kids need to beware of remote invasions by thieves. … Continue Reading

Could Fitness Apps Hurt Your Privacy?

by Debra N. Diener J.D. CIPP G

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Just last week I wrote about medical information being more sought by hackers than even credit card information. Now there’s even more information supporting the need for consumers to be even more vigilant in using wearable fitness applications. … Continue Reading

5 Tips for Safe Trick or Treating

by Stay Safe Online

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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

How to see and boot off Someone using your WiFi

by Robert Siciliano

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You were taught to share your toys as a young child, but this doesn’t apply to letting others use your Wi-Fi. The difference between sharing the plastic shovel and sharing the wireless connection is that with the latter, who’s to say that the “thief” won’t eventually crash in on your private information? … Continue Reading

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