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Video: Safeguard Your Personal Data While On Public WiFi

POSTED: William PinilisFebruary 27, 2017 at 11:30 AM / Identity theft, Cybercrime, Privacy

In this increasingly connected world, cafes, airports, hotels and even subway lines offer readily available public internet. While public WiFi is incredibly convenient, it isn't exactly safe when it comes to protecting your privacy and personal data

7 Easy Ways to Protect Your Personal Data Online

POSTED: William PinilisSeptember 29, 2016 at 11:11 AM / Identity theft, Consumer Protection, Cybercrime, Consumer Tips

From Colin Powell’s emails leak to the hack of the Democratic National Convention’s servers, it’s clear that no one is safe from digital break-ins. That said, there are still things you can do to protect your personal information while online.

An End to Ransomware Threats?

POSTED: William PinilisJuly 13, 2016 at 11:30 AM / Consumer Protection, Cybercrime

With antivirus vendors and cybersecurity professionals making headway against global malware campaigns, cybercriminals are constantly looking for new ways to steal your money. Ransomware is one of those ways.

Six of 13 IRS-Approved Tax Preparers Fail To Adequately Protect Consumer Data

POSTED: William PinilisMarch 7, 2016 at 9:20 AM / Identity theft, Consumer News, Cybercrime

A new audit finds that almost half of the firms involved in the IRS’ Free File program didn’t protect customers’ information from potential tax identity theft.

Is Your New Gadget Hackable?

POSTED: William PinilisDecember 30, 2015 at 12:13 PM / Cybercrime

This holiday season’s hottest gifts may also be the most hackable devices. It is essential to understand simple ways to protect these gifts from cyber-attacks.

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