Consumer Issues & ID Theft / Privacy & Security

  • Most Android phones can be hacked with one simple text

      

    A flaw found in Android's software puts 95% of users at risk of being hacked, according to a security research company. Read more: How to fix a smartphone infected with...

  • Chrysler recalls several Jeeps and other vehicles over hijack threat

      

    Chrysler announced Friday that it is recalling 1.4 million cars due to a security flaw that makes them vulnerable to hackers.    A Wired magazine investigation demonstrated how...

  • Google wants to sequence your DNA on Ancestry.com

      

    If you are worried about social media and websites having too much access to your digital information (ahem, Ashley Madison), imagine a tech giant getting access to your very DNA. A...

  • Watch hackers remotely take control of a Jeep on the highway

      

    Hackers claim they have developed software that can effectively take control of a Jeep Cherokee's dashboard, transmission, steering and even brakes.   Charlie Miller and Chris...

  • Easy way to know if your account has been compromised

      

    With all the endless news of data breaches these days, it's easy to wonder, "Has my e-mail address been stolen?" Now there's an easy way to find out! HaveIBeenPwned.com is a...

  • How to keep your digital footprint small and secure.

      

    Data breaches are putting your personal info at risk. But the power to protect it is in your hands.

  • Uber Plans to Track Users at All Times

      

    If you use Uber, you might want to reconsider. Uber, the app that functions as a modern taxi service, wants to access customer data even when they aren’t using the Uber app. These...

  • Are Password Clearinghouse Websites Safe?

      

    Recently on the show, I talked about the problems with crooks tapping into financial websites and stealing your money. Most of us use simple, easy to crack passwords that don't help the...

  • Facebook Messenger Could Be Used to Spy On You

      

    If you use Facebook messenger to chat with your friends (and millions of us do), you might want to hear about what one man has discovered! Aran Khanna, whose website identifies him as a student...

  • Your Guide to Medical Breaches: Anthem, Premera, and CareFirst

      

    Medical records have become the hot new target of crooks looking to steal your identity. Some 1 in 4 adult Americans were impacted by the Anthem breach. But that number could be 1 in 3 now with...

  • 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...

  • How To Limit Spying on Your Phone Habits

      

    The greatest breach of your privacy may be through your smartphone. But I want to share some ways you can limit all the spying! Ways to limit ad tracking on your phone Phones are are a...

  • How To Download Your Past Google Searches

      

    We spend a lot of time on the Internet. Wouldn't it be nice if you could see your entire Google search history in an easily downloadable format? Now you can! Lately, Google search has been...

  • How To Opt Out of Verizon's Super Cookie Tracking

      

    Verizon has finally relented on its most invasive customer spying measure to date and now allows you to opt of the dreaded supercookie. The company has been pushing its supercookies on users to...

  • Making Internet Privacy Easy

      

    Are you concerned with all the discussion about online tracking by the government and private industry? There are some simple steps you can take to limit it. The use of cookies to track your...