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November 29, 2016
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Officials at U.K.-based Tesco Bank may wish to convey that the dust has settled regarding a stunning cyber attack in which thousands of patrons directly lost cold, hard cash.

But that certainly is not the case. In fact, the longer-term ramifications Tesco and its customers...

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October 25, 2016
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Identity theft continues to plague consumers, according to the Federal Trade Commission.

While incidence of this crime skyrockets—consumer complaints have risen by 47 percent—there have been shifts in the which states are affected the most.

Missouri is the No. 1 hotbed for identity theft, according to the FTC’s 2016 Consumer Sentinel Network Data Book. The state has that dubious distinction largely because St. Louis has rocketed to the top of the list of hardest-hit...

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October 15, 2016
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By Christine Giordano

These days, when your phone rings, it’s often a call from a scammer trying to get your information. Now two phone scams are targeting those who have Blue Cross Blue Shield health insurance. The first is a phishing scam, the second is a product scam. Daniel Crowell, director of corporate and financial investigations for Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan, told Credit.com he is seeing scams unfold in two...

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October 11, 2016
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Millennials have grown up on technology like personal computers, cell phones and the internet. And while they may be tech-savvy, millennials also are the most blasé about how technology can lead to identity theft.

Nearly half of this generation born between 1982 and 2004 are concerned about cyber crime, according to a TransUnion survey. But most of them aren’t taking action to safeguard their personal information. Millennials...

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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 what they claimed was stolen Yahoo data to underground forums. A Yahoo...

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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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