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Safe Shopping Tips for Cyber Monday

How to Shop Online Safely on Cyber Monday

Last year, shoppers spent record amounts of money on Cyber Monday. A majority of shoppers did their shopping on mobile and tablet devices. The proliferation of mobile and tablet devices should lead to another record Cyber Monday shopping. Adobe predicts that Cyber Monday online spending is expected to break $2.60 billion in 2014. For those […]

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5 of the Strangest Things Ever Done with a Stolen Identity

Leonardo DiCaprio was a charming identity thief in “Catch Me If You Can” to the extent that moviegoers cheered for and sympathized with him. In reality, however, identity theft is rarely charming, and only sociopaths applaud the thieves. After all, what’s cheerful about damaged credit histories, devastated reputations, and ruined lives? Identity thieves are motivated by […]

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FTC Regulation of Data Security: 7 Examples of Why it’s Necessary

As the digital world grows with the addition of every new user, data security threats continue to plague some of the world’s largest retailers, websites, and online storefronts. Cyber criminals are keeping pace with the advancements in online security while finding new and sophisticated ways to breach systems, which is exactly why the Federal Trade […]

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The Identity Theft Threats of MMO Gaming (and How to Avoid Them)

As massively multiplayer online (MMO) gaming becomes more massive, with tens of thousands of gamers logging on every day, it is increasingly important for players to protect their online presence. Many online games involve unmediated and therefore unsafe digital forums where the exchange of personal information runs rampant. To help protect your online gaming world against […]

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Update on the Investigation Into the Christmas Target Hacking

The 2013 hack that affected up to 110 million Target customers stunned shoppers who thought their information was safe with major retailers. In the following months, a great deal of information came out about the attack. Each new revelation has only served to underscore how vulnerable personal data is in a world of computer savvy […]

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