Consumer Issues & ID Theft / Protecting Your Privacy

  • Phone scams make a comeback

      

    Do you know what caller ID spoofing is? It's a big problem with fraud rings. It's where the phone rings and the caller ID says it's from your bank, or the hospital, or wherever, so you...

  • Spotify's new privacy policy collects personal data

      

    Spotify’s new privacy policy has been met with raised eyebrows from critics. After a recent app update, the music streaming service wanted access to “contacts, photos or...

  • Data breach exposes credit info of Web.com customers

      

    Jacksonville, Fla. — Credit card information of more than 90,000 Web.com customers may be compromised in the latest cyber attack. The Jacksonville-based company recently discovered an...

  • Two inventors develop new app to stop robocalls

      

    Ethan Garr and Bryan Moyles have won a competition hosted by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) that offered a large bounty for solving the robocall problem, according to Consumerist. Federal...

  • 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...

  • Looking for love on Tinder? BBB warns: Watch out!

      

    The local Better Business Bureau is warning people looking for love on Tinder to watch out for scam artists. As the mobile dating app, Tinder, has increased in popularity, scam artists are...

  • Cheap way to hire a private detective online

      

    If you're dating someone you met online, how can you be sure that person is really who they say they are? Meeting people online was something that did not exist when I was single. Back then...

  • 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...

  • 5 ways working on your phone could jeopardize your whole company

      

    With the rise of smartphones and tablets, IT managers have a new reality to face, and possibly fear: "Bring Your Own Device," or BYOD. Since picking up steam in 2009, BYOD has only...

  • Hackers stole data from a website that helps married people cheat

      

    Apparently you shouldn't trust the website that targets people you shouldn't trust. 'Life is short. Have an affair.' That's the slogan of Ashley Madison,...

  • 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...

  • Report: 600 million cellphones have serious security flaw

      

    By Rick Couri of KRMG WASHINGTON, DC — A cyber security firm called NowSecure says they warned cell phone giant Samsung about the problem with the Galaxy late last...

  • 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...