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If You Are a Victim of Identity Theft

Thu, 03/31/2016 - 01:00
Report any identity theft immediately by following these steps:Contact the three major credit bureaus and have them place a fraud alert on your credit report.If a credit card was involved, contact the credit card company and have a new credit card with a new number issued.Contact your local law enforcement agency and file a report.File a complaint with the Federal Trade Commission.Document all conversations so you know whom you spoke to and when.

Two Home Computers

Tue, 03/29/2016 - 01:00
If possible, have two computers at home -- one for parents and one for kids. If you are sharing a computer, make sure you have separate accounts for everyone and that kids do not have privileged access.

Mobile Apps

Mon, 03/28/2016 - 01:00
Only install mobile apps from trusted places, and always double-check the privacy settings to ensure you are not giving away too much information.

Security Technology Cannot Stop All Attacks

Thu, 03/24/2016 - 01:00
Technology alone cannot protect you. Bad guys are constantly developing new ways to get past firewalls, anti-virus and filters. You are the best defense against any attacker.

Unique Passwords

Tue, 03/15/2016 - 01:00
Make sure each of your accounts has a separate, unique password. Can't remember all of your passwords/passphrases? Consider using a password manager to securely store all of them for you.

Back up Your Files

Fri, 03/11/2016 - 00:00
Eventually, we all have an accident or get hacked. And when we do, backups are often the only way to recover. Backups are cheap and easy; make sure you are backing up all of your personal information (such as family photos) on a regular basis.