How to Monitor Your Kids’ Credit When They’re in College

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How to Monitor Your Kids’ Credit When They’re in College

How to Monitor Your Kids’ Credit When They’re in College

Parents spend years guarding their children from scrapes and cuts. However, some of the biggest damage done to their children’s well-being could come from identity theft. As parents send their children off to college, they should continue to protect their kids by monitoring their credit scores. Once thieves have young people’s sensitive information, including their dates… Read More

3 Ways Identity Theft Can Affect Car Buyers

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3 Ways Identity Theft Can Affect Car Buyers

3 Ways Identity Theft Can Affect Car Buyers

With good credit, buying a big-ticket purchase like a car should be a smooth process. However, if car buyers are victim to identity theft scams, they may struggle with getting the vehicle they originally had their eyes on. While car thieves could steal a vehicle worth thousands of dollars, identity thieves could do more serious financial damage…. Read More

Could Smart Homes Compromise Your Privacy?

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Could Smart Homes Compromise Your Privacy?

Could Smart Homes Compromise Your Privacy?

Imagine the home of the future. While these smart homes may not be connected to transportation pods like in “The Jetsons” or have pizza hydrators like in “Back to the Future Part II,” one thing’s for sure: Abodes will be increasingly high-tech, relying on the Internet to function. The enhanced connectivity in smart homes could… Read More

The Biggest Cyberthreats to Fear in 2015

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The Biggest Cyberthreats to Fear in 2015

The Biggest Cyberthreats to Fear in 2015

While consumers and businesses may hope the rise in data breaches in 2014 marked the high, hackers and identity thieves may be gearing up for even bigger attacks this year. Looking forward to cyberthreats likely to emerge in 2015, IT security professionals are cautious about the state of data security. Here are three threats to watch out for in… Read More

The Most Unusual Identity Theft Stories of 2014

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The Most Unusual Identity Theft Stories of 2014

The Most Unusual Identity Theft Stories of 2014

We might have the notion of what an identity thief looks like: a criminal mastermind sitting in the dark, his stern face illuminated by a bank of computer monitors. In reality, the crimes and the criminals are much more mundane: A thief is more likely to stumble upon paper files left behind in a cab… Read More

5 Ways Identity Thieves Can Steal Christmas

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5 Ways Identity Thieves Can Steal Christmas

5 Ways Identity Thieves Can Steal Christmas

During the holidays consumers are more giving and willing to open their wallets to spend on presents and donate to charity — something identity thieves count on. Thieves often prey on victims during the holidays through a variety of schemes to take their information and their money. Since the Grinch isn’t the only one out to… Read More

5 Risky Things You’re Doing on Your Work Computer

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5 Risky Things You’re Doing on Your Work Computer

5 Risky Things You’re Doing on Your Work Computer

With technology driving business growth, more companies are implementing bring-your-own-device policies in the workplace. Almost two in three IT professionals believe employee carelessness is connected to major data breaches that exposed customer information, according to a study by IT security firm Check Point. With the risk of employees causing data breaches of customer and corporate information,… Read More

When a Data Breach Is an Inside Job

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When a Data Breach Is an Inside Job

When a Data Breach Is an Inside Job

While companies can spend millions on their IT security systems to prevent cyberattacks and other common security risks, they may be fighting a losing battle if their worst enemy already has the password and unrestricted access to their systems. While breaches and other security events from external causes are difficult to detect, tracking insider attacks… Read More

The Heartbleed Bug Is Still Beating

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The Heartbleed Bug Is Still Beating

The Heartbleed Bug Is Still Beating

In the aftermath of the Heartbleed Bug‘s discovery, the security flaw continues to spark security concerns. The Heartbleed Bug was revealed in many of the world’s most popular sites in April, and Internet users were shocked at its scope. From retail sites to social networks, it seemed as though no Internet giant was immune to… Read More

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