Because October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month, and in part to raise public awareness of the dangers of identity theft, we recently chatted with author and technology guru Ben Halpert. Several years ago he launched Savvy Cyber Kids, a nonprofit that has joined the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s STOP.THINK.CONNECT. campaign's national network, forming a partnership that will promote cybersecurity awareness to children nationwide. Keep reading to learn why he launched Savvy Cyber Kids and various topics related to keeping kids as safe as possible online. Read More
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It’s the latest in the wave of cyber attacks to hit American businesses.
Guests at some hotels managed by White Lodging Services Corporation – which include such brands as Marriott, Holiday Inn, and Sheraton – may have had their credit and debit card information stolen in a data breach that went on for most of 2013. Read More
It's a New Year and, believe it or not, it's also time to start thinking about tax season! While you may not think about filing your return until April, scammers and fraudsters are already thinking of ways to bilk you out of your hard-earned refund this year. Keep reading for ways to stay safe this year! Read More
Consumers like convenience and technology thrives on their desire to make life easier. When a task is seamless and simple, the rewards tend to outweigh the risk in the eyes of the consumer. Keep reading to learn why security should never take a back seat just because it might seem inconvenient! Read More
As an adult, you're aware that even though your identity isn’t a tangible thing, it can be stolen. But do your kids understand these complex topics? As we move further into the digital age, the lessons we must teach our children are changing.
Click to learn three tips from the Identity Theft Resource Center – simple, easy ways you and your children can protect against identity theft and cybercrime.
Identity theft is a huge epidemic -- have you ever thought about the risks to your personal life by using a "free" Internet connection? What information are you (over)sharing?
PRIVATE WiFi recently partnered with our friends at the Identity Theft Resource Center about overall consumer privacy beliefs in WiFi hotspots. The results as shown in the infographic in this article are startling yet informative. Read More
The Federal Trade Commission will host a roundtable meeting next week to discuss how to empower and protect consumers from scammers with the advent of healthcare marketplaces opening this fall under the Affordable Care Act (ACA).
Find out why Fox News recently called the health exchanges "a feeding frenzy for scammers" -- and which ploys you need to know about before falling for any of these sophisticated ACA-related scams. Read More
Try ‘MaskMe’ for Free: New Privacy Tool Creates Temporary Safe Mask for Email, Credit Cards, Online Contact Details
How many times have you been standing at a checkout and the cashier ask for your email address as just a normal part of purchasing a new pair of socks or batteries? Why do stores even collect such personal information? Most of us have learned to say “uh, no thanks!” to those invasive requests, but there’s never been an easy way to skirt the issue when shopping or socializing online. Until now! Read More