Following an earlier WCBI MidMorning with Aundrea interview about password safety, I discussed several ways you can protect yourself from identity theft. This interview aired on the January 18, 2012 edition of this same program. Identity theft can occur when someone acts in your name as you by having access to your Social Security number…

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With some of the biggest online shopping days of the year right around the corner it is good to be reminded of safe online shopping practices. Not only are there things you can do to protect your digital identity but there are some easy ways to protect your web accounts through strong passwords. In the…

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Millions of people now use Facebook, Twitter, Foursquare, and other emerging social networking platforms. With the ease of use that comes with these programs, it’s easy to divulge too much information too. Due to the popularity and overwhelming majority of people using Facebook and Twitter, the following social media security tips and suggestions are directed…

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Identity theft is the unauthorized collection and use of another person’s personal data, documents and/or financial accounts (such as their credit cards and bank accounts). Identity theft is illegal and has become one of the most feared problems related to online shopping. While the identity theft problem is real, there are steps you can take…

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Several days ago a Facebook friend tagged me in a note called “Name Game.” The way this “game” worked was for a friend to answer a series of serious and laughable questions allegedly relating to his or her name. In this case, starting with her full name, the list of questions called for and then…

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With high-tech data encryption and other security technologies, online shopping is one of the most secure forms of commerce available. It can also be a convenient and stress-free way to address your shopping needs. What follows are 8 tips for maximizing your online shopping experience by enhancing your security — and ultimately your peace of…

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