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How Secure Is Your Fingerprint?

It’s the security technology of the movies: you press your thumb to a button, it reads the print, and you’re in. This kind of security is not just for the movies anymore, though. Biometric security, the use of biological characteristics in security, now exists in everyday technology, like your phone.There are no complicated passwords or […]


How You Can Protect Your Identity at Work

Between your daily commute and the hours you log at the office, it may feel like you spend more time at work than you do at home. In fact, nearly four in 10 full-time workers say they work at least 50 hours each week, far surpassing the traditional 40-hour workweek, according to a 2014 Gallup […]


What is Too Sensitive to Send in a Text?

On the surface, digital messaging would seem like the ideal way to share information. You can send the message at your own convenience, whether the person on the other end of the line is available or not, and it will arrive practically instantly. Plus, with text and email, you can refer back to the information […]


4 Smartphone Security Myths

We play games with them. We sleep with them. We take them to the bathroom. We take them to the gym. We ask them questions. Considering how much time we spend with them, it’s a bit surprising just how little we actually know about our smartphones, especially when it comes to security. For some devices, […]


Be Wary Of Apartment Rental Scams

Are you in the market to rent a new apartment? You probably aren’t alone. According to an article on, most Americans choose to move between the months between May and September. And, if you live in or near a college town, most of the students around you are probably gearing up to move now, […]


Spear Phishing Sharpens the Point on Fraud

Over the years, savvy email users have developed a trained eye for spotting spam. Watching for telltale signs like unfamiliar senders, vague subject lines and unsolicited links, internet users may feel confident they won’t fall victim to traditional phishing attempts. However, as their potential victims adapt, so too have scammers, developing a new approach to […]


ID Scanners Could Compromise Your Identity

When people spend time at hotels, restaurants and bars, they’re usually traveling, relaxing or passing time with friends – protecting their identity is likely the last thing on their mind. However, behind the counter at locations like these is a piece of technology that could put consumers’ identities at risk without them ever knowing: the […]


SMS Security Issues Affecting Online Accounts

If there’s one thing we know about internet users, it’s that they often forget to use strong passwords to secure their online accounts. Countless studies have shown that too many people rely on passwords that are incredibly easy to guess, such as the one conducted by password management firm SplashData, which cited “password” and “123456” […]


Freelancers Face Identity Theft Risks

For millions of Americans, the classic 9-5, 40-hour-per-week job no longer describes the way they work. Thirty-four percent of the national workforce consists of freelancers, according to a 2015 study by the Freelancers Union – nearly 54 million people. To many people, the life of a freelancer is attractive for many reasons. For one, it […]


Heading Back To School? Check Your Credit

If you’re a college student, an upcoming freshman, or an anxious college parent, you’re probably still enjoying your summer before it’s time to pack for school. But the semester will begin before you know it, and it’s important to start thinking about the ways you need to prepare. After you’ve signed up for classes, purchased […]


Avoid Identity Theft In A Shared Workspace

In recent years, many professions have become increasingly computerized, with much of the day-to-day work being done online. As a result, many office workers are seeing increased opportunities to work remotely. It’s a popular perk that gives employees an extra measure of control over their already hectic work-life balance. Last year, a Gallup poll found […]


Former FBI Head Has Identity Stolen

If there’s one thing that has become clear in this era of increasing identity theft, it’s that anyone can be targeted at any time. And, yes, even the top government official tasked with tracking and apprehending criminals can find himself on the receiving end of a sophisticated hack. reports that Peter Locsin, a 35-year-old […]

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