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5 Million Shoppers Potentially Hit by Another Retailer Data Breach: Who’s Affected This Time & What To Do Next

If you recently shopped at Saks Fifth Avenue and Lord & Taylor you may be affected by one of the “most significant and damaging credit card heists in history”, according to Security experts. Hudson’s Bay Co., the parent company of Saks Fifth Avenue and Lord & Taylor, has reported a major payment card data breach …

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People with the Highest Chances of Becoming ID Theft Victims

Original post by Identity Guard After data breaches in 2017 that potentially exposed millions of people’s information, identity theft has risen to the top of the worry list for many people. While the long-term effects of last year’s breaches are still developing, consumers are becoming more aware of different behaviors that could put their identity …

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Alert: Why You Need to File Your Taxes Early

It may not be what you want to hear, but you really really need to consider filing your income taxes early this year. The IRS and ID theft experts say that tax-refund ID theft is on the rise. Filing your taxes as early as possible is one of the most effective ways to avoid it. …

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Own A Computer or Mobile Device? Security Experts Warn You Must Update the Software Immediately.

Cybersecurity experts say there are two major security flaws affecting billions of devices right now, including desktop computers, laptops, smartphones, tablets and cloud devices from brands like Apple, Google, Amazon, and Microsoft. The best defense is to update the software on all of your computers and devices immediately. The first major flaw, dubbed Meltdown, is …

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Cool Travel Gadgets for Your Holiday Wish List

Need some ideas for your shopping list or wish list this year? Whether you’re traveling for the holidays or planning some getaways in the new year, here are some must-have tech gadgets to help you (or your favorite traveler) get the most out of your next trip. Bon voyage and stay safe! Portable Power You …

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Protecting Yourself Online After Natural Disasters

2017 will surely leave its mark in the record books when it comes to hurricanes, floods, wildfires, and other natural disasters. Fortunately for us, these incidents inspire a lot of people to go online seeking news and information and ways to help those in need. Unfortunately, the high-volume of online traffic, particularly internet search traffic, …

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Your Social Security at Risk With Major Online Data Breaches

It’s no exaggeration. A recent data breach at Equifax, a major U.S. credit-reporting company, has left the personal information of 143 million consumers exposed to online thieves and hackers. The stolen personal information includes Social Security numbers, birthdates, addresses, and driver’s license numbers. That’s not the worst of it. Experts warn that these data breaches …

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What Really Happens When You Watch Stolen TV Episodes

To watch or not watch, that’s the big question. You’re a huge fan of the season’s most popular show and you hear the news that spoilers of upcoming episodes have been stolen and posted online. Episodes of other popular shows you like to watch have also been leaked and are taunting you, just waiting for …

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