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Diet Ads: To Click or Not To Click?

We've all seen them before. Online ads claiming to have the cure for weight loss, complete with before and after photos showing the potential impact their product or program could have on your body. Plenty of weight loss websites that consumers will visit are safe and secure, but some of these

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The latest in cybercrime: Ransomware

Imagine this: a hacker steals all the files from your computer—all your photos, personal documents, emails, account documents and everything else you've saved over the years. If you want your files and photos and videos back, you must pay a ransom. This is called ransomware, a rising threat used

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WiFi Safety Tips for Travelers

With summer approaching, many of us are gearing up for fun, sunny vacations where we plan to escape from reality a bit and enjoy some well deserved time off. Without dampening the carefree spirit of vacation, we wanted to share some tips on how to keep your personal information safer when using

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The 2015 Most Dangerous Celebrities

Who doesn't love to search for celebrities online? From red carpet photos, to clips of the latest fashion faux pas, Hollywood gossip on the Web has a lot of us hooked. But sometimes, our interest in the stars can lead us into the digital danger zone. Cybercriminals take advantage of our interest in

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