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Two-Factor Authentication: Worry-Free

How to Beat Scammers and Phishers at Their Own Game!

2FA is an extra step at login that ensures only you can log into your accounts, EVEN IF someone has your username and password!

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John Breyault talks about Venmo scams and consumer protection.

Venmo Scams and Consumer Protection: The Limits of Fraud Protection and What You Can Do

Scammers want to get at your money. It’s no surprise that they’ve started using payment apps like CashApp, Venmo, and Zelle to trick you out of your money. Venmo scams, Zelle fraud, and other shady dealings with similar apps actually has many benefits for scammers. Read on to learn how to protect yourself – and…

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Why You Need a VPN to Protect Your Online Privacy

Virtual Private Networks (VPNs) have existed since the dawn of the Internet. However, you probably didn’t hear about these secure portals to your web activity until 2005. Almost all of the well-known VPN providers began in or after 2005, including StrongVPN (one of the most widely used and highly-rated VPNs, NordVPN wasn’t released until 2012). …

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Tony Royall, a Virginia State Police officer, talks about how to protect yourself from insurance fraud.

Insurance Fraud: What You Need to Know

For many of us, insurance seems inscrutable and unnecessarily complicated. But insurance fraud is the second most costly white-collar crime in the United States, and the victims are all of us. It’s important to know what steps to take to protect yourself. But the good news is that it’s not as difficult as you might…

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I'm Not A Robot

What’s Behind the CAPTCHA Quiz?

A CAPTCHA examination is simply a few-seconds test that helps websites minimize spam comments, protect their registration forms, and divert traffic that might be coming from suspicious or even know disreputable sources.

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Dr. Robin Kowalski talks about the signs of cyberbullying.

Identifying the Signs of Cyberbullying: Anyone Can Be a Target

So much of our lives are online these days. This has many benefits, but it also opens us up to risks. One of those risks is cyberbullying. The anonymity of being online provides many opportunities for it, and it can sometimes be difficult to spot the signs of cyberbullying. And when it comes to cyberbullying,…

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How to Stay Safe in the Physical World and Defend Yourself in Public

As humans who live in societies with other humans, we have to be aware of the fact that someone else might try to hurt us. That doesn’t mean you should be afraid of everyone; it just means that you should learn how to be more aware. You should also know how to defend yourself if…

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Giulia Porter talks about text message scams.

Spam Text Messages are the New Robocalls

With new government regulations making it harder for scammers to make spam calls, they have turned to a new medium. Spam text messages are on the rise – and they carry new risks that spam calls don’t. Learn why scammers are moving from calls to texts and what you can do to protect yourself. See…

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