Consumer Issues & ID Theft / Computer Scams & ID Theft

  • Is Your Lenovo Laptop Infected With Superfish?

      

    Have a Lenovo laptop that you think is infected with the so-called "Superfish" software? Follow these steps to get rid of it. Is my Lenovo laptop infected? Here's the deal:...

  • Why You Need To Turn Paper Statements Back On

      

    Another day, another report about major security breaches! I read recently about a ring of hackers figured out how to break into the big banks' back office system in the fall of 2013. To...

  • Is Your Password Too Easy To Hack?

      

    Do I have a special warning for you about your passwords that is going to unsettle you. But don't worry, there's also a simple solution you can put in place too! Make your password hard...

  • Why credit repair companies are a ripoff

      

    Some companies claim they can help you clean up your bad credit. Why it's a ripoff and how you can avoid it.

  • Visa, MasterCard Seek New Methods of Authentication

      

    The future of credit card anti-fraud technology is here...and it looks a lot like something out of Minority Report! Credit card cartels reaching for new authentication methods Over the next few...

  • 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. Beware of this ransomware virus Crypto-Locker is apparently...

  • Sample Letter To Request a Credit Freeze

      

    This form can be used to request a credit freeze with any or all of the credit bureaus. To be safe, send your letters certified mail -- return receipt requested. Keep a copy of your letter and...

  • Protect your iPhone against this new virus

      

    For the first time ever there is a significant virus that is stealing data from iPhones. Here’s how it works, and how to keep your phone from getting infected.

  • Small Business Owners Should Consider Breach Insurance

      

    If you have a small business, there's a new insurance policy I recommend to protect you in the event of a data breach. Why small businesses need breach insurance We hear so much about the big...

  • Protect against retail data breach this holiday

      

    Despite all the retail computer breaches, a survey shows that isn't going to stop holiday shoppers this year. How to protect your information from getting stolen this holiday season.

  • Debt collectors illegally harrassing seniors

      

    A new study shows debt collectors are more often using illegal tactics when they harass senior citizens. Here are the lies they are telling, and what your rights are when they call you.

  • Beware of phony internet connections

      

    Your private information may be at risk if you use free public Wi-Fi hotspots. Here's how to avoid phony internet connections and protect yourself from identity fraud.

  • Chase Bank Breach Leaves 76 Million Customers Exposed

      

    Another day, another data breach! This time it was Chase Bank that got hit. While there’s no indication that financial account info has been stolen, Russian hackers reportedly made off...

  • Protect against retail data breaches

      

    From Target to Home Depot, the data breaches keep on coming. Clark advises this one key move at the checkout to protect yourself.

  • How to protect yourself from data breaches

      

    With all the data breaches of late, "data breach fatigue" has set in. But don't get numb to it all. Here are the 3 most important things to do to protect yourself.