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Here are all the terrible things a criminal can do with your Social Security number

Identity theft is a serious problem in the US. In 2017 alone, more than 16.7 million people were affected. Most of the time, criminals steal your identity by having access to your Social Security number. What’s worse: you might not even realize what’s happening until it’s too late. There are several ways hackers can get […]

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How hackers can drain your bank account using the SIM card scam

These days, it’s tough to protect your personal information. Things like your name, date of birth, address, phone number, and of course Social Security number are all at risk, and with our reliance on social media and our willingness to share personal details online, hackers are finding it easier than ever to steal our identities. […]

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Robocalls

Here’s how to finally stop robocalls

No one likes robocalls. In fact, they suck. So here are a few tips to help you get rid of them once and for all. Robocalls are those pre-recorded telemarketing calls that always seem to come at the most inopportune times. We may think of robocalls as nothing more than a general annoyance, but they […]

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9 OS X malware you need to watch out for

For years since being launched in March 2001, OS X had been virtually untouchable by malware. Recent years, however, saw the rise in the number of malware strains targeting the system. This means that existing protection measures such as firewalls and security software are not enough for the job; you must also use additional tools […]

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Online fraud: The essential guide to protecting yourself

Yes, it’s possible: preventing fraudsters from getting to you via online trickery and other stealthy actions. Yes, it’s possible to be thinking one step ahead of cybercriminals. There are simple precautions you can take to help avoid online fraud from happening to you. Here are some essential tips you should follow. Emails Let’s begin with […]

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Ways to protect against identity theft

10 Gadgets and Tools to Help You Protect Your Identity and Your Money

Protecting your identity and personal information is critically important in today’s hyper-informational technology age. Thieves, hackers, and con artists are constantly coming up with new, creative, and all too-clever ways to gain access to some of your most personal, distinguishing information. The good news is that there are steps you can take to help protect […]

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AT&T Hacker Gets 3+ Years in Jail for Leaking 114,000 iPad User Emails

With company security breaches occurring more often, there has been an increase of reported identity theft and fraud. An AT&T Hacker named Andrew Auernheimer, also known as “Weev”, was recently sentenced to 3+ years in jail for hacking into the company’s website and leaking 114,000 iPad user emails. Not only will he serve jail time, […]

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