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Halting Hackers For The Holidays

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Nearly two-thirds of Americans have heard, read or seen something about online safety and security issues recently, according to StopThinkConnect.org. Yet consumers also say they don’t take steps to stay safe online because they lack information or knowledge. Here are tips to help you enjoy Black Friday, CyberMonday and the Christmas shopping experience without losing your privacy and identity or putting your children’s safety at risk. Read More »

How Vulnerable To Hackers Are Mobile-Payment Apps?

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Making a purchase or other payment is not like it used to be. These days, cash and credit cards aren’t the necessities they once were because alternative-payment options are just a tap or two away on a mobile device through apps such as Google Wallet, Apple Pay, Square, Levelup, Kash and PayPal. But just how secure are those mobile-payment apps and who makes sure that the companies behind them are doing all they can to keep your personal data safe? Read More »

Five tips to protect yourself from cybercrime this shopping season

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Experts anticipate the number of cyber threats will increase this holiday season, especially during the popular Cyber Monday shopping holiday, as shoppers head online and in-store in record numbers to purchase gifts. Consumers should be on alert following this year's high-profile cyber data breaches at national retailers, yet many are not taking sufficient precautions to protect their personal information. Read More »

Technology & Travel – Play It Safe While on the Road

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Identity theft is a serious crime that does not discriminate, affecting both the young and old. Your identity can be stolen with as little as one important piece of information. All it takes is information such as a Social Security number, a driver’s license or a bank account statement to be accessed online by the wrong person for someone to become an identity theft victim. Identity theft protection product Experian’s ProtectMyID suggests you implement the following tips. Read More »