identity theft

11 Terrifying Things That Can Happen When Someone Steals Your Phone (And How You Can Protect It)

Your smartphone is stuffed with piles of personal data, which means the loss of a smartphone really… smarts. Take steps to protect it.

Keep Your Credit Card Safe While Shopping Online

Whether you're doing holiday shopping or just making an everyday purchase, follow these steps to keep your credit card information safe.

5 Things to Never Keep in Your Wallet

Losing your wallet can cost you a lot more than your cash...especially if you keep these five things in it. Learn what to remove to protect yourself.

How to Choose a Better Password

Hey, want to have your email and bank accounts broken into? No? Then avoid being the victim of identify theft by fortifying your password with these tips.

Google Yourself Challenge: How Much Can People Learn About You Online?

What can stalkers and crooks learn about you online? Find out before it's too late.

Warning: The Internet May Be Dangerous to Your Wealth

The Internet has created lots of new opportunities, especially for scam artists and fraudsters. Here's a look at several new strains and how you can protect yourself from them.

10 Scams to Avoid in 2011

Most of us work hard for our money, and last year, scammers worked hard to take it away from us. Here are last year's top scams and how to avoid them.

Credit Card Fraud and How to Avoid It

Credit card fraud affects thousands of people every year. During 2009, in the UK alone, £440.3 million was lost due to fraudulent actions on stolen or cloned credit cards.

Cyber Crime: You're the Mark

A new industry is springing to life using clever business development practices for product diversification and market expansion. The industry is cyber crime, and you're the mark.

How to Do What Identity Theft Protection Companies Do...for FREE

Identity theft protection is a big business. We show you how to protect your identity for free.

Cyber Security on the Road

We'll look at how to protect your identity and electronic data while traveling, so you — and your business — return home safely every time.

Investing in Web Security

What would happen if you lost the data on your business's computer system or if it was hacked? Small businesses need to recognize the cost of not properly addressing web securit

Cyber Crime: Can You Afford to Ignore It?

Do you have a business continuity plan? If not, you’d better keep reading. Your company’s financial well-being depends on it.

5 Ways to Keep Customer Information Safe

If you handle any part of your business online, the chances of someone gaining access to information immediately goes up. Keep customer information safe with these steps.

8 Ways to Shield Your Business from Hackers

Business owners need to secure online banking and data stringently. Secure your workplace by putting these 8 protocols in place for you and your employees.

What Is Your Auto-Reply Email Telling People About You?

It’s a common practice: You leave the office for any amount of time (a week, an hour, etc) and you set up a nice little out-of-office email reply so people don’t wonder why you hav

How to Prevent Identity Theft

Identity theft is a growing concern: with surprisingly little information, a thief can do lasting harm to your credit score and bank accounts. However, there are steps that you can

Social Media and Identity Theft in 2010

Would you walk into a dark alley that says "Check out this cool link and audio file around the corner with some nice dresses for ya too?" Probably not. Yet so many do the same exac

Phishing Scams Continue to Plague Social Media Sites

Social Media networks like Facebook and Twitter are going through unprecedented growth. Unfortunately, this growth makes them a target for spammers and scammers. We break down a

Once Bitten Twice Shy: What is Credit Security Worth to You?

If you have had your identity stolen, you're prepared to bring out the big guns to protect it. Even if you haven't been once bitten, you may be shy. Here are some (arguable but eff