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Home Depot Gets Hacked. What Should You Learn?

If you’re a Home Depot customer, hackers may have stolen your consumer data. Did you do something wrong, like not protect your PIN at the register, or expose your credit card number? Not at all. All you did was use your payment card at the register to buy your lumber and plants. The hackers did…

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Is Your Phone Acting Funny…or Has It Been Hacked?

What are the signs your phone has been hacked? Near the city of Olympia, Washington, in October 2016, people in the region were calling 911 and hanging up before operators could answer the call. Then, the same phone would call 911 again. Over and over. Finally, an operator was able to answer one of the…

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Been Hacked? What you need to do fast!

Target. Home Depot. The IRS. The Social Security Administration. Fitbit. LinkedIn. Time-Warner Cable. Twitter. What do they all have in common? They’ve all been hacked on a major scale. The list of companies and organizations getting hacked is diverse and long, accounting for millions upon millions of email addresses and more, stolen from customer/client databases…

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Firewalls. Your Computer Would Get

The Great Firewall of China

Hundreds of American companies do business with and in China, from Apple, Best Buy and Cisco to Westinghouse, Xerox and Zale’s. The relationship is good for both countries’ economies, their workforces and expanding technology as well. But some people who have nothing to do with business or technology are starting to cause a rift in…

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If You’ve Been Naughty on the Internet, Better Cross Your Fingers

An adult website just got hacked. Customers are nervous, regretful. There’s a good chance that some husbands and wives, boyfriends and girlfriends, soccer moms, up-and-coming young executives and politicians (and millions more) are holding their breath, hoping for the best, changing their ways and may even be headed to church soon. That’s because an adult-oriented…

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Free VPNs

Free VPNs (Good Ones) Are Out There

Here’s what you need to know about free VPNs Think of a VPN (Virtual Private Network) as personal bodyguard for your internet connection that looks out for your privacy, security and access to sites. There are also free VPNs that provide a measure of privacy, security and access you want. Share this infographic on your…

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Free VPNs

Quite honestly, most experts will tell you to avoid free VPNs. They have their reasons, but that doesn’t mean the aren’t several worth checking out.

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Hackers Start 2016 by Coming After Fitbit and Time Warner Customers.

Some people make resolutions at the start of a new year, usually to change old habits. Evidently hackers take a different approach. They don’t change their ways—they simply go after new targets. So in the very first days of 2016, according to news reports, hackers decided to have fun by busting into cable customer accounts…

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