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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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Identity Theft and Medical Identity Theft: Why and How You’re at Risk

by Linda Vincent R.N. P.I.

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Identity theft, including medical identity theft, is a growing threat in the United States. Unfortunately, too many consumers, healthcare providers, and businesses of all types and sizes ignore this threat. – See more at: http://www.theidentityadvocate.com/blog/identity-theft/identity-theft-medical-identity-theft-youre-risk#sthash.8iK52IYj.dpuf … Continue Reading

Beware These College-Related Scams

by Robert Siciliano

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The last group of college students has headed off to school for another semester of dorm rooms, late-night library sessions, and the occasional college party. For many students, college is the first time they’ve lived away from home. They are young, open to new things, and sometimes, naïve. … Continue Reading

Staying current: Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies

by Federal Trade Commission

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You may have heard about them in the news, through one of your favorite online shopping sites, or from a friend who always has the latest scoop on technology trends: cryptocurrencies, like Bitcoin, are a way to buy things online — or in person, using a mobile app — with sellers who agree to accept them. … Continue Reading

Let’s talk about online safety

by Federal Trade Commission

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The new school year is in full swing and National Cyber Security Awareness Month is around the corner. What better time to talk to the kids in your life about online safety. Many of our readers are doing just that — and using Net Cetera: Chatting with Kids About Being Online as the basis for the conversation. … Continue Reading

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How to see and boot off Someone using your WiFi

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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Scammers bank on Ebola fears

One thing we’ve learned at the Federal Trade Commission is that scams often follow the news – especially when there’s a health scare in the headlines.
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Growing Up in a Connected World

A companion piece to the “Cyberspace” youth rap video, “Growing Up in A Connected World” continues the discussion on cyber safety with interviews with parents, teachers and students on the topics of online safety, cyberbullying, and raising cyber savvy kids. … Continue Reading

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