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Russian Hackers Steal 1 Billion Usernames And Passwords

Get ready for another data breach of mind-blowing proportions.   A look at the damage done A Russian criminal ring reportedly has stolen more than 1.2 billion usernames and passwords from around the web, according to a report in The New York Times. The firm that discovered the massive breach ...

Protect against rampant tax ID theft

Protect against rampant tax ID theft

The IRS continues to foul up efforts to protect you from tax ID theft. Here's what you need to do to protect yourself.

Lifelock And eBay Are Latest Targets of Hackers

It's been another busy day in the world of data breaches. The latest companies to fall prey to hackers include Lifelock and eBay. Hackers target Lifelock In what seems like a great irony, Lifelock has had to pull its mobile app from the App Store and Google Play over what ...

Prevent rampant ID theft at the doctor's office

Prevent rampant ID theft at the doctor's office

Identity theft at doctor's offices, hospitals, and other medical providers is booming. Protect yourself…

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Ransomware: Holding Your Computer Hostage for Money

The worst ransomware to date is freezing up computers until consumers pay scammers hundreds of dollars to supposedly implement a fix. Crypto-Locker is apparently making the rounds and encrypting all the files on your computer hostage until you pay criminals $300 for them to unlock your files, according to The ...

Beware of hotel booking scam sites

Beware of hotel booking scam sites

Planning a summer vacation? Here's a special warning to keep you out of harm's way when you're booking a hotel online.

How To Protect Yourself After the Michaels Breach

Prepare to be underwhelmed by the numbers of the latest data breach. After last year's Target breach that impacted 110 million people, there's news of a data breach at craft retailer Michaels...and it involves about 3 million customers. That's like child's play in light of Target, right? Of course, I'm ...

New Data Breach May Impact 200 Million Americans

It's a data breach that threatens to be twice as large as the Target breach late last year…and you probably haven't heard about it yet. I've been getting a lot of questions posted on my website and from my callers asking about a data breach that came to light during ...

A way to avoid pre-approved credit card fraud

A way to avoid pre-approved credit card fraud

Here's a fast and easy way to opt out of pre-approved credit offers to lessen the chances of a criminal applying for credit in your name.

Reduce data breach repercussions with this tip

Reduce data breach repercussions with this tip

Data breaches are rampant now. Here's one very important thing everyone needs to do right now to safeguard your finances and identity.

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