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Everything you need to know about a Credit Freeze

by Robert Siciliano

Creditcard with Lock

A credit freeze locks down your credit report so lenders can’t see your scores, making your credit/SSN useless to them because they don’t know their risk level.

If thieves get ahold of your ID, they can’t get credit in your name as long as your credit is frozen. … Continue Reading

Put firm limits on using hotel business center computers

by Robert Gregg

Malware

Yet another “heads up” coming from the privacy, security, data breach and ID theft world. We have all seen the convenient “Business Centers” that many hotels have that allow you to do all kinds of things without having to plug in your laptop. … Continue Reading

“Digital IQ Initiative”

by Debra N. Diener J.D. CIPP G

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Consumers are increasingly online doing all kinds of transactions. These transactions often involve sharing personal and private information. Yet consumers might not be fully aware of how that personal and private information is being used and/or ways in which they could better protect themselves. … Continue Reading

Recognize Your Willingness to give up your Privacy

by Robert Siciliano

SocialNetwork

If a stranger stopped you on the street and requested your e-mail address and birthdate, would you give it to that person? A rational person would never give up this information. … Continue Reading

Playing with Fire

by Federal Trade Commission

Little Girl iPad

Ready for a discussion that’s likely to upset the whole family? First, explain these concepts to your four-year-old: online shopping accounts that are linked to your credit card, unlimited in-app charges, and store policies that state all sales final. … Continue Reading

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Using E-ZPass for a road trip this summer? Watch out. Scammers are posing as E-ZPass in emails and claiming to collect unpaid tolls. The emails carry viruses that infect your computer and can open you up to ID theft. … Continue Reading

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How to Prevent Summertime Scams

Summertime is here…and that means sunshine and vacations. Most people love summertime, including scammers! Hackers can use this time to take advantage while we are planning vacations or on vacation or just enjoying fun in the sun. … Continue Reading

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Put firm limits on using hotel business center computers

Yet another “heads up” coming from the privacy, security, data breach and ID theft world. We have all seen the convenient “Business Centers” that many hotels have that allow you to do all kinds of things without having to plug in your laptop. … Continue Reading

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