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Annoying sales calls have now morphed into bothersome texts as well. Technology provides us with options for getting in touch with those we want to communicate with. However, on the flip side, pesky sales callers now have additional ways to find you besides the phone. Texts are becoming a more …

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Data breaches in the headlines have become all too familiar. What happens to that data after it has been stolen is rarely disclosed after a breach occurs, which is the really disturbing news. This information inevitably makes its way to the Dark Web. The term Dark Web is scary enough …

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Every year it seems like Americans are getting more generous during the holidays. According to a study from Charity Navigator, total charitable donations increased 7.1% from 2013 to 2014. It’s pretty heartwarming to see so many people get into the spirit of giving, but there are still some …

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The bad news about investing money is that investment fraud is a major problem. It runs the gamut from pyramid schemes to intentionally poor investment advice. Investment fraud can occur when a financial advisor, broker, corporation or investment firm intentionally misrepresents information that’s used to make an investment …

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Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat, LinkedIn. These and many others are all online social networking sites that can lead to lots of sharing and fun, but also carry risks. Online social networks are not harmless. Anyone participating in a social network online assumes some risk of becoming a victim of a …

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Even the unscrupulous want to stay fit these days; to the point they are willing to commit warranty fraud to get a new Fitbit. In the most recent instance, some Fitbit users found that someone was able to log into their accounts and change their passwords and subsequently request new …

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Most everyone now has some size of network inside their homes or small office. Unfortunately, this means we are leaving a few vulnerabilities inside what we believe is our fortress of internet security. Just because all your “stuff” is behind your locked front door, doesn’t mean …

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If you have been one of the estimated hundreds of thousands of victims of a ransomware attack, you know how frustrating it can be. Even if you have followed good security practices and backed up your important files, doing that can also take time and increase your heart rate. Now …

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Malware is just as a real threat to individuals as it is to financial institutions or any organization with sensitive data. Short for “malicious software,” malware spreads through home computers and other electronic devices like wild fire. Stealing passwords and personal information and hijacking browsers is typical of most malware …

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If you have an email address, it is very likely you have received spam of some type. In fact, if you have not received many of these, it would be quite a shock and many would like to know the secret. Most of us have received multiple requests asking us …

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