Consumer Issues & ID Theft / Privacy & Security

  • Chip Shield reduces the risk of getting your card number stolen online

      

    We all know about the importance of security and protecting yourself online. Chip Shield is a personal EMV reader for your chip cards that you plug into your computer's USB port. This...

  • Is your iPhone at risk?

      

    On Wednesday, FBI Director James Comey told a group at Kenyon College in Ohio that the U.S. government had purchased "a tool" from a private party in order to unlock an...

  • Why you need to turn paper statements back on

      

    Paper statements help prove your balance in event of catastrophic attack var _ndnq = _ndnq || []; _ndnq.push(['embed']); If you think about all the companies you do business with, they all try...

  • Protect your aging family from the “reload” scam

      

    Senior citizens are most susceptible to being ripped off, and this nasty scam is emptying their bank accounts. Help keep them safe.

  • Google reveals 77% of its online traffic is encrypted

      

    SAN FRANCISCO — Google is disclosing how much of the traffic to its search engine and other services is being protected from hackers as part of its push to encrypt all online...

  • 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! Google search has been dropping...

  • 4 tools to stop online ads from tracking you

      

    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...

  • Florida man sues Facebook for Happy Birthday texts

      

    SPRING HILL, Fla. — A Florida man is suing social media giant Facebook because he says they sent him unsolicited text messages. Fortune.com reported that in the lawsuit, filed Friday,...

  • Fitness trackers can be used against you in a court of law

      

    ATLANTA — It counts your steps, your heart rate, and even how well you sleep at night. Tens of millions of people have bought into the fitness trend, wearing a Fitbit or similar...

  • How to block email trackers in retail newsletters

      

    Certain images embedded in emails you receive from retailers allow them to track when you've opened it. Here’s a way you can prevent that.

  • Qkey offers a safer way to browse and shop online

      

    So much of what's popping up at CES 2016 is about security and you protecting yourself online. Qkey is a device that lets you store personal info on it enabling you to safely browse and shop...

  • New phone app make it safer to walk home alone

      

    If you walk home alone or worry about the safety of your surroundings, this new app will give you more confidence

  • 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...

  • Fake package tracking notification could be malware

      

    An ugly email virus scam masquerading as a delivery notice could foul up your finances this Christmas season. Now's a great time to refamiliarize yourself with a warning from security firm...

  • Lyft, First National Bank want the right to robocall you

      

    Here's yet another case of companies behaving badly. Two big companies have both announced new terms of service that raise concerns about the possibility of unlimited spam texts and robocalls...