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Outsmart any computer thief with these simple steps.
Melissa Bour was concerned by what her students were posting on Facebook. Instead of lecturing, she created a viral post to demonstrate the power of social media.
Computer hackers have lots of tools to threaten your internet security, but these tips from cybersecurity experts can help protect your privacy.
The technology and cybersecurity team answers reader-submitted questions.
When your laptop has your life on it, losing the device isn’t an option. Find tricks to stick it to the crook, recover your computer, and save your information.
Your personal online info could be leaking right into identity thieves’ hands. Here’s how to keep yourself secure.
While cyberbullying is a growing problem for today’s teens, there are things you can do as a parent to protect your child from online bullies and other predators.
Learn how social networking websites work. If you’re not … Read More
Most people know not to blithely give out personal information to strangers online. But when it comes to Facebook, all bets are off. Take heed of these safeguards today.
Here are five things you need to know about how to protect your privacy on social networks and how to avoid the pitfalls of sharing too much information.
1.) Just because you’re cautious, don’t assume you’re in the clear.
The biggest … Read More
Former identity thieves confess the tricks they use to scam you.
With the holiday shopping season quickly approaching, we are all looking for ways to save. One of the best ways to cut costs and avoid hassles is to shop online. But not all deals are as great as they seem at first glance. Our friends at … Read More
Swindlers may be following your every tweet and post, looking for a chance to fleece you. Here’s how to confound seven fast-growing cons.
Karen Lodrick ordered a latte at Starbucks while waiting nervously for the bank on San Francisco’s Market Street to open.
Most of the cell phone privacy debate has focused on our phones’ ability to track our whereabouts. But there is another danger that the average cell phone user would find much more worrisome, if only they were aware of it. The more we … Read More
As cyberbullying becomes more and more prevalent in the news and in our children’s lives it’s important to talk to your kids about their online reputation, especially on social networks, and how it can affect their real lives. Here are 5 … Read More
You know your Social Security number, your PIN, an access code here, a password there. But do you know the number that will cost—or save—you thousands of dollars? Your credit score is a number that banks use to determine whether you … Read More
Up to 80 percent of credit reports contain errors. Luckily, there are steps you can take to avoid and fix errors on your credit report. Learn what to do.
Your credit score—or FICO score—is that magic number that determines whether banks will lend to you and at what rate. The higher the score, the lower the rate (and the better your chances of securing a loan). If you have a 760 FICO … Read More
As more Americans do more things online, Internet identity theft is a growing—and very costly—problem. Learn the best ways to protect yourself.