iOS 8 Wants to Get to Know You Better

Identity Theft

iOS 8 Wants to Get to Know You Better

iOS 8 Wants to Get to Know You Better

My phone is at rest on my desk, charging. I’ve enabled the new “Hey Siri” feature, which was part of the iOS 8 update. Now, the famous concierge feature that offers the world at the touch of a button is always-already on, listening (as long as it is plugged in). Somehow I’m feeling a bit… Read More

Is This Malware ‘South Park’-Inspired?

Identity Theft

Is This Malware ‘South Park’-Inspired?

Is This Malware ‘South Park’-Inspired?

Malicious advertising, or malvertising, continues to pose a profound hazard, making visits to some of the Internet’s most popular websites a dicey proposition. Cisco researchers have identified a criminal ring, christened the “Kyle and Stan” Malvertising Network (a likely reference to two of the main characters on “South Park”), that distributes sophisticated, mutating malware to… Read More

8 Credit Card Terms Everyone Should Know

Credit Cards

8 Credit Card Terms Everyone Should Know

8 Credit Card Terms Everyone Should Know

When we think about credit cards, we think of a simple, small piece of plastic. In fact, these cards represent complex financial instruments. And to understand them, we need to know the lingo. If you use a credit card, or are thinking about applying for one, then you need to know these eight terms. 1. APR A… Read More

5-Star Hotels You Can Actually Afford

Personal Finance

5-Star Hotels You Can Actually Afford

5-Star Hotels You Can Actually Afford

Luxurious vacations tend to have the unfortunate quality of being very expensive. Plenty of people don’t need to fly first class or stay in a fancy hotel in order to have a wonderful trip, but still, it would be nice to enjoy an exceptionally comfortable suite on the occasional excursion, without paying an obscene amount… Read More

Can You Afford to Buy a Fixer-Upper?

Mortgages

Can You Afford to Buy a Fixer-Upper?

Can You Afford to Buy a Fixer-Upper?

Many homebuyers are drawn to the lure of the fixer-upper. And with good reason, at least on paper. But the “buy low, sell high” ethos of fixer-uppers isn’t exactly a guarantee. There are plenty of people who snagged the worst house in a great neighborhood and turned it into their dream home. You’re just as… Read More

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