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Move over sci-fy! The world of the future is here today. We’re surrounded by smart TVs, phones, watches, cars, houses, and hundreds of others interconnected devices. With the whole world at our fingertips, it’s more important than ever to stay safe, stay informed, and stay on top of the latest and greatest.

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5 Ways Hackers Can Take Control of Your Car

It might seem like something out of a movie, but the risk is real. Find out the different dangers—and some...

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8 Places You Should Never Use Free Wi-Fi

Is the convenience of free Wi-Fi really worth the risk to your personal information?

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Facebook Messenger Scams Are on the Rise—Here’s How to Protect Yourself

Facebook Messenger scams are "rare," according to Facebook. Our experts say otherwise. Whichever is true, falling for one can be...

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15 Brands (and Organizations) Scammers Impersonate the Most

Contrary to popular belief, number one is not the IRS.

Here’s How Facebook Is Stalking You—And How to Make It Stop

Facebook has quietly rolled out a new feature that lets users know what data it's mining. Here's how to use...

How to Sign a Document on Your Computer

More businesses are moving into the future by embracing e-signatures. Here’s what you need to know to sign correctly and...

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12 Password Mistakes That Hackers Hope You’ll Make

Passwords are supposed to keep us safe, but they can be an open door for hackers to attack our finances...

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10 Sneaky “Deals” That Are Actually Money Scams

How do you tell the bargains from the boondoggles? Be alert for these common ploys that can end up costing...

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The Gift-Card Scam You Need to Watch Out for

As the holiday season rushes full steam ahead, gift-card scams are on the rise. Learn how to detect and prevent...

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If You See This Post on Social Media, Ignore it! It’s a Scam

This scam has been circling the Internet for years.

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“Smart Hotels” Are Booming—But Is Your Privacy in Danger?

Is staying in a smart hotel all that smart if you want to keep your information private? Know the risks—and...

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What Is a Credit Score? The Secret Formula Behind That Magic Number

What you pay for a house, a car, clothes, even groceries, will likely depend on three digits you probably don't...

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Unknown Caller? These 10 Phone Scams Could Steal Your Money

Step away from your phone! If you don't know these new scams identified by the FCC, you could be a...

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Before You Hit “Unsubscribe” on Unwanted Emails, Read This First

Being flooded with spam emails is certainly annoying, but beware of the danger that lurks in your inbox. Experts warn...

How to Delete Photos from Facebook: A Step-by-Step Guide

Sometimes, once you've uploaded a photo to Facebook, you realize that you'd rather not have it on the social network...

10 Internet Challenges in 2019 That Should Have Never Happened

Another year, another set of viral online stunts that put people in the hospital.

5 Times You’ll Want to Freeze Your Credit

Here's a quick look at why you may want to freeze your credit and how to do so.

7 Ways to Stay Safe When Using Facebook Marketplace

Buying and selling things online is a great way to make some extra cash or save a few bucks. But...

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This Is Why You Should Never Call Back an Unknown Number

You could be opening the door to scammers.

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This Is How Often You Should Be Rebooting Your Router

Giving your router a break can do more than just speed up your Internet connection.

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This Is the Most Vulnerable Smart Device in Your Home Right Now

Most of us take extra precautions to protect our personal items from criminals. But how secure is your home's smart...

How to See Who Follows You on Facebook

If you frequently worry about your Facebook privacy, you might wonder exactly who can see your profile. Here's how to...

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20 Cyber Security Secrets Hackers Don’t Want You to Know

Computer hackers have lots of tools to threaten your Internet security, but these tips from cybersecurity experts can help protect...

8 Ways to Spot a Fake Amazon Review

This amazing advice will make you an Amazon expert.

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Here’s What Hackers Can Do with Just Your Email Address

Once hackers know your email address, they can access more information about you. Here are some of the things they...

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Why You Should Be Worried About Smartphone Apps Stealing Your Data

The popular FaceApp has brought to light a big privacy problem in our increasingly digital lives. Here's what you need...