01 September 2014

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Robert SicilianoIDTheftSecurity.com - Boston

Family Identity Theft is Ugly

29 August 2014  |  802 views  |  0  |  Recommends 0

Identity theft isn’t just the stuff of exciting movie and TV dramas; this happens in real life—and often. In fact, that Target breach that made headlines, Neiman Marcus, those 1. 2 Billion records the Russian cyber gang hacked: all identity theft. In 2012, according to one research firm, 12.6 million people in the U.S. alone were victims of ID ...

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Robert SicilianoIDTheftSecurity.com - Boston

Best Way to Destroy a Computer Virus

27 August 2014  |  702 views  |  0  |  Recommends 0

Computer viruses are here to stay, which means users need to know the best way to eradicate them the moment they attack. Like disease viruses, computer viruses evolve and get “smarter.” The many different kinds of computer viruses (such as worms, Trojans, spyware) are called malware: malicious software. In general, security software comes wit...

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How to tell if your Computer has a Virus

25 August 2014  |  940 views  |  0  |  Recommends 0

Your computer probably has a virus if you can answer “Yes” to any of the questions below: Is your computer running quite slowly? A virus often causes a computer to run slowly. But realize that th...

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Prepaid Cards risk of Fraud

22 August 2014  |  1138 views  |  0  |  Recommends 0

Somewhere out there is a dictionary that when you look up the term wire money, the definition says scam! Even though legitimate money-transfer businesses exist like Western Union, a request to wire mo...

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Beware of 5 Summertime Scams

17 August 2014  |  855 views  |  0  |  Recommends 0

The Better Business Bureau says beware of big summertime scams: five in particular. “Wow, it’s a steal!” No, that’s not necessarily from the customer; it’s from the crook who entices the consumer ...

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The Role of Antivirus Software

16 August 2014  |  1833 views  |  2  |  Recommends 0

The purpose of antivirus (AV) software is to detect, neutralize or eradicate malware (malicious software). AV software not only will identify and destroy the computer virus, but it’s also designed to...

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Everything you need to know about a Credit Freeze

15 July 2014  |  479 views  |  0  |  Recommends 0

A credit freeze locks down your credit report so lenders can’t see your scores, making your credit/SSN useless to them because they don't know their risk level. If thieves get ahold of your ID, t...

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Data Brokers: Walking the Tightrope

10 June 2014  |  674 views  |  0  |  Recommends 1

Never mind the government nosing in on your business; there’s a much bigger snooper out there that’s mining to your personal data: thousands of companies whose names you may not even know. These “...

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Teens’ Online Behavior Can Get Them in Trouble

08 June 2014  |  806 views  |  0  |  Recommends 0

Do you really know what your kids are doing all the time? Probably not, unless you’re a stalker (just kidding). But really, there has to be some element of trust and you can’t physically be everywhere...

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Healthcare Data under Attack

06 May 2014  |  667 views  |  0  |  Recommends 0

Crooks want your health information. Why? It’s called medical identity theft, and it’s not going away too soon. In fact, the ACA (Affordable Care Act) has only fueled the situation, says the Ponem...

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