October 10, 2016
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The stress of being a caregiver takes a physical and emotional toll. Tending to a loved one’s finances is often part of the deal: There are bills to pay, mortgages to sort out—and the inevitable scams to avoid.

More Americans are joining the “sandwich generation” of adults raising their own children while also taking care of their aging parents. The U.S. Census Bureau estimates that more than 4 million households consist of at least three generations. That’s children, parents and...

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October 7, 2016
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Hurricane Matthew moved north on the Florida coast Thursday, leaving a half a million people without power and sending storm surge flooding and destructive winds in northeast Florida, Georgia, South Carolina and southern North Carolina

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September 22, 2016
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Yahoo reported on Thursday that the account information for at least 500 million users was stolen by hackers two years ago.

Compromised user information includes names, email addresses, telephone numbers, birth dates, passwords and even security questions.

Yahoo learned of the breach this summer when hackers posted...

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September 15, 2016
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September 3, 2016
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By Christine Giordano

Working as a freelancer, gig worker or 1099 employee over the internet can sometimes be tricky. You want the work, but never want to fall for a scam or work for a company that won’t pay you.

When I started working as a freelance writer, I crafted what I hoped would be the ultimate...

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September 1, 2016
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Hollywood and news media will have you think of cyber criminals as an innovative lot, coming up with new, sophisticated ways to steal data that are just beyond the reach of security best practices.

But the reality is much more mundane. More often than not they are exploiting vulnerabilities that are well-known, according to the 2016 Verizon Data Breach Investigations Report.  And the compromise of business...

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August 31, 2016
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Falling victim to identity theft can be an unsettling experience. Many people don’t know where to begin to restore their good name and credit, what to do or who to call.

With more than 13 million identity theft victims a year, there’s a good chance this crime could impact customers. Be sure to let them know there are five important steps to take when identity theft strikes:

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August 27, 2016
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By Kristy Welsh

In this day of ubiquitous digital information, it seems like it’s easier than ever to have your identity stolen. The Federal Trade Commission reportedly received 490,000 identity theft complaints in 2015, up from 341,898 complaints the previous year. In order to help keep your identity safe, it’s important to stay vigilant with your personal information.

Here are some things you can start...

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August 23, 2016
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By Travis Smith

Ransomware is becoming one of the most profitable areas of cyber crime.

In the past, cyber criminals would steal data, and then re-sell it. With ransomware, they block access to an individual or organization’s data by encrypting it, then selling the data’s owner a decryption key to regain access.

And with the rise of hard-to-trace currency,...

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August 15, 2016
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By Contance Brinkley-Badgett

What if someone told you that you could use some of the words from your all-time favorite song as your password? Not only that, but that it could actually be as effective as some difficult-to-remember imbroglio like Ge0rg34m@gr!|| — you know, something like what your IT department sends you as a start-up password.

Would you...

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