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3 Identity Theft Protection Tips

Summer is prime time for ID theft. While you may be out lounging on the beach or swimming laps around the pool, hackers and other cyber thieves are taking advantage of naïve tourists and exploiting the unfamiliarity with their vacation hotspots to implement malware in commonly used amenities – like ATMs and gas stations – […]

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Class-Action Lawsuit Launched Against eBay for Data Breach

Earlier this year, eBay – one of the internet’s largest online shopping and consumer-facing businesses – became the latest victim of the cybercrime trend that seems to be making the rounds through every major corporation: Data breaches. eBay notified its 145 million customers in May about company systems that had been illegally accessed, and while […]

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3 Common Traps for Identity Theft

While there may not be any one surefire method of identity theft protection, there are a number of measures you can take to better protect your identity and reduce your chances of becoming the latest victim for this growing crime wave. Education and awareness are particularly important, as staying apprised of the latest online scams […]

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Protecting Your Credit Card in the Data Breach Age

While there’s probably a more fitting, and less cynical, name for this past decade than “the Data Breach Age,” it’s hard to deny just how ubiquitous and devastating these cybercrimes have become in just a few short years. Identity theft has shot up to the top of the Federal Trade Commission’s (FTC) list of most […]

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Protecting Yourself Against the Inevitable Data Breach

Over just the past decade, identity theft, data breaches and overall cybercrime have grown from curiosities and nuisances to major corporate and consumer threats. With digital copies of our personal and financial information becoming increasingly available to hackers – accessed through compromised accounts, company databases and so on – data breaches can and do negatively […]

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New York Saw Record High Number of Data Breaches in 2013

Cases of cyber fraud and identity theft have been steadily rising throughout the country over the last years, but New York was hit particularly hard in 2013, with a new report pointing to last year as a record high for data breaches within the Empire State. According to The New York Times, both public and […]

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Out-of-State Tax Return Notices Signal New ID Theft Trend

Tax season can be both a blessing and a curse. On the one hand, what a pain it is to sift through papers after papers of W-2s, deductibles and other tax documents – never mind if you own property or investments, which will double your time investment (and your paper cuts!). But on the other […]

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Annual Cost of ID Theft and Data Breaches in U.S. Reaches $25 Billion

After a string of high-profile data breaches and cyber thefts this past year – ranging from the tens of millions of compromised credit cards swiped at Target to the 145 million user accounts at EBay – more and more companies are beginning to take cybercrime more seriously. Large firms are investing more into their IT […]

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Possible Data Breach Detected at Goodwill

For bargain shoppers and cluttered homeowners alike, Goodwill is something of a godsend. If you have too many clothes, furniture pieces and old toys taking up room in your house and you need to clear out some space, Goodwill will take your (tax-deductible!) donations right off your hands. All the same, if you’re in the […]

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7 Identity Theft Protection Steps for Students

Although anyone with a credit card and a Social Security Number (SSN) may be at risk for identity theft, these criminals tend to hone in on certain demographics, as some people are more susceptible than others to fraud. Seniors and the elderly make up one of the greatest at-risk groups of would-be victims, but students […]

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Adobe Updates Flash in Response to Security Flaw

To call the internet something of a double-edged sword would be an understatement. On the one hand, the ability to connect and communicate with friends, family and complete strangers from anywhere in the world at your own convenience is, to put it frankly, a really huge deal. Social media and email have forever changed our […]

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Is Outgoing Mail An Invitation for Identity Theft?

Typically, when most homeowners need to send some outgoing mail, they simply toss it into their own mailbox and throw up the red flag on the side to indicate a pick-up for the USPS driver. But could this seemingly harmless sign represent a red flag for ID theft too? That’s apparently the lesson being learned […]

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