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25 Worst Passwords That Leave You Open to Being Hacked and Identity Theft

There are still a lot of people out there who do a poor job creating their passwords. We know this because the most common passwords keep appearing year after year, even when people are warned that these passwords aren’t secure … Continue reading

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Hackers Took Emails with Credit Card Data in Home Depot Breach

Back in September, it was announced that like a number of other retailers, Home Depot had been hacked. The intruders stole the credit card and debit card information of 56 million customers. What was not announced until now is that … Continue reading

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Twitch Malware Scam Could Cost You Some Real-Life Steam Loot

Reports of a new malware threat has been circulating for the past few days on the popular website known as Twitch – a venue for gamers to stream their content to millions of watchers. Along with these streams there is … Continue reading

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Smartphone Kill Switches to Fight Crime in California

On Monday, California became the first state to require smartphone manufacturers to build kill switches into all smartphone devices that are released after 2015. Unsurprisingly, the smartphone industry protested the law change, with PC Mag noting that the players in … Continue reading

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Bitcoin is the Wild West of Currency Says Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

Virtual currencies are the latest currency incarnation gaining in popularity since their introduction in 2009, with many considering them a smart and advanced method of making transactions. The best known of these is Bitcoin, although there are now literally dozens … Continue reading

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Are Credit Karma and LifeLock Safe? Their Recent Mobile App Vulnerabilities Should Concern You

In order to keep track of different aspects of their finances, many people are turning to third-party websites. A good example of this would be Credit Karma, which offers free credit scores and credit monitoring to those who sign up … Continue reading

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How to Protect Yourself from the California DMV Credit Card Information Breach

In the latest possible credit card breach, the California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) is investigating whether their credit card system has been compromised by hackers. This comes on the heels of other high-profile credit card system breaches at retail … Continue reading

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Neiman Marcus Credit Card Information Stolen: Steps to Take to Protect Yourself

It appears that Target wasn’t the only retailer to suffer a credit card breach during the holiday shopping season. It’s being reported that the upscale retailer Neiman Marcus has had an unknown number of customer credit and debit cards exposed … Continue reading

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