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November 11, 2010

 

Online sales are predicted to cash in at $52 billion this holiday season, up 16% from last year, according to a new study. If you’re planning on doing any holiday shopping online, here’s an extensive list of tips to keep you safe while you cyber-...

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November 10, 2010

by Eduard Goodman

As parents, we do everything in our power to protect our kids and teach them to respect themselves and others. It starts early with warnings of “Hot! Don’t touch.” Then discussions evolve to cover the more challenging topics of sex, drugs and alcohol use.

My parents set a good example about what to do—...

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November 4, 2010

by Ondrej Krehel

Earlier this year CBS News brought national attention to an interesting potential source of identity crimes—digital copy machines. Since 2002 nearly all large copy machines store images to an eternal hard drive, essentially saving to disk whatever paper is placed on the glass...

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October 29, 2010

by Ondrej Krehel

The email looks like it came from your bank. It seems important. The wording is polite, but there’s a tone of urgency. Might as well click the link, right? You click the link.

The website looks just like your bank website. Same logo. Same introduction text and picture of a silver-haired couple coasting to a happy retirement. You enter...

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October 20, 2010

by Ondrej Krehel

The Department of Homeland Security has marked October 2010 National Cyber Security Awareness Month, and for good reason. Last year consumers in the United States lost almost $560 million in online scams, a $265 million dollar increase over the previous year, according to the F.B.I.

To help steer clear of cybercrime, remember the basics, such as...

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October 7, 2010
An old virus with new tricks, attacking new assets

by Ondrej Krehel

The recent “Twitter” hack was only live for about five hours, but in that time may have hit as many as 500,000 users, including the White House press secretary Robert Gibbs and Sarah Brown, wife of the former British prime minister.

The...

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