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Facebook Hack Infects Android Phones

There’s no doubt the proliferation of smartphones has made day-to-day life easier and more streamlined for many people around the world. Whether it’s trying to pay your bills through online banking, or communicating with faraway friends through email and Facebook, the development of smartphone apps has helped bring these daily essentials on-the-go and into less […]

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What is the Heartbleed Bug and How Does It Affect Identity Theft?

The internet has been abuzz for the past week with news and concerns over the Heartbleed Bug. But what exactly is Heartbleed and what does any of this mean for the average online user? Approximately two-thirds of the internet – roughly 66 percent of all websites – use OpenSSL encryption, according to Mashable. This open-source […]

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The Dangers of Identity Theft on Tax Day

At long last, Tax Day has come and gone! As most Americans are well aware of by now, April 15 is not exactly the cheeriest occasion to mark on the calendar, though it is one of the more important ones. Anyone whose income exceeds a certain level – a figure that can be affected by […]

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The End of Windows XP Leaves Millions Vulnerable to Cyber Security Risks

For millions of avid Windows users, April 8, 2014, marks the end of an era. After 13 years of service, Microsoft has finally pulled the plug on its aging Windows XP operating system (OS). While households and businesses that still use XP won’t suddenly find their computers completely useless, the April 8 deadline means that […]

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Reflect on Identity Theft during National Crime Victims’ Rights Week

There’s no shortage of dates, occasions and holidays to keep track of this month, but the week of April 6-12 merits some special recognition. In the 1980s, then-President Ronald Reagan denoted a seven-day stretch in April – always on different dates, but in the same month – as National Crime Victims’ Rights Week, to promote […]

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Never Forget Another Password

Everyone has their own system for remembering the usernames and passwords of the websites we use on a daily basis. Some keep passwords saved in files on their computer, others use sticky notes, and now they even make travel size notebooks specifically for logging all of your online account details to carry with you at […]

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5 Steps to Creating Strong Passwords

With the recent Heartbleed announcement, it’s more important than ever to be sure you’re following best practices for strong, secure passwords. A strong password is long, is not easily guessed, and is only used on one website. Here’s 5 steps to help you create your passwords today. Start by thinking of a phrase only you […]

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Heartbleed Hype Revealed: The 3 Things You Need to Know

With so much news about the Heartbleed bug, it has become difficult to differentiate between what’s just media hype and what you should actually be concerned about. So we’ve pulled together some information and resources to help clear up the noise for you. What is Heartbleed Heartbleed is a security bug found in OpenSSL, the […]

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Take Advantage of Financial Literacy Month to Better Understand Your Credit

It’s safe to say that many Americans nowadays are facing some kind of financial hardship. Even with the economy slowly but surely improving from the days of the recession, millions of people throughout the country are contending with some kind of fiscal difficulty. In fact, according to a recent USA Today article, a whopping 48 […]

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8 More Tips to Help Home Buyers Avoid Identity Theft

One of the fastest growing crimes in America today is identity theft, largely because of the increasingly digital manner in which people live their lives and conduct their business. After all, the reason a data breach and credit card theft at a major company like Target has proven so damaging is precisely because so many […]

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