Tag Archives: Identity Theft

Josh Holst

May 28 2014

If Your Computer is Online, You Need Security Software

If your computer is online, you need security software.

To family and friends, I’m known as the “Computer Guy” or the “IT Guy” (substitute Guy for Geek or Nerd if you wish). As that “Guy” I’m occasionally asked if security software is needed on my home computer, and if …
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Jay Allpress

May 23 2014

Tips for Customer Security After Hack on eBay

eBay Password

On Wednesday, May 21st, eBay revealed that it had experienced a cyber-attack that compromised a database containing encrypted passwords and other non-financial data between late February and early March 2014.

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Josh Holst

Apr 17 2014

Heartbleed Bug Vulnerability

Heartbleed Bug Vulnerability

You may have heard recent news reports about the “Heartbleed” bug vulnerability which is a programming flaw in Open SSL encrypted websites used to secure private information online. This flaw potentially allows fraudsters to access usernames and passwords which may …
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Deb Guinn

Apr 02 2014

How to Avoid Online Classified Scams

Classified Ads

Recently, I’ve encountered several victims of a classified ad scam. A majority of these are college students looking for employment online through classified ad websites and have been scammed into doing work in exchange for fake checks from banks that …
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Jay Allpress

Feb 12 2014

6 Ways to Protect Yourself Online

Protect Yourself Online

Identity theft is a serious crime that can cost you time, money, lost job opportunities, and destroy credit. According to the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) an estimated 9 million Americans have their identities stolen each year. (source: ftc.gov)

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Jay Allpress

Jan 21 2014

Credit Monitoring is Good, But It Must Be Combined With Diligent Account Monitoring

Credit Monitoring and Account Monitoring are Important for Customer Protection.

Since Target has confirmed a data breach at their store locations last month, there has been a lot of discussion about fraud and identity theft. What happened at Target stores during November 27 – December 15 is known as existing …
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