Hackers List

You have heard of Angie’s List. Now we have Hacker’s List. A site that matches hackers with people who want gain access to a person’s email account, among other things. To stay private and protected from anyone who might seek professional help to hack your accounts, two things are important: 1. Use strong passwords for […]

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Tax Refund Fraud – Protect Yourself

I will be talking about tax refund fraud on Fox national news with Shepard Smith today in the 3 pm ET hour. The bottom line is this: If you think a crook may have your social security number, go to the IRS Web site and download form 14039. Complete the form and send it to […]

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The Anthem Breach – Protecting Yourself From Identity Theft

The latest security breach, which took place at health insurer Anthem, was announced yesterday. From an affected person’s standpoint, the Anthem breach is the worst type that could happen. The breach involved social security numbers, which creates an “all access pass” for an identity thief. For starters, the SSN allows crooks to open new credit […]

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Treasure Hunter Arrested

I will be on Fox National News talking about this case on Thursday morning at about 11:10 Eastern Time.   http://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2015/jan/28/fugitive-treasure-hunter-arrested-florida-tommy-thompson

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Worst Passwords of 2014

The latest report on our password usage in 2014 is public and it doesn’t look good. Based on an analysis of millions of leaked passwords, it shows “123456” and “password” as the two most common passwords. That is unchanged from 2013. When you use weak passwords, you are exchanging security for convenience, which is not […]

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Five Ways You’ll Be Hacked on Cyber Monday

According to a June 2014 study by the Center for Strategic and International Studies, the likely annual cost to the global economy from cybercrime could reach $575 billion. It’s a big number. Here are five ways hackers will try to get you to contribute to it while you enthusiastically search for the best deals on […]

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