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Posting too much about your child, or "sharenting," can put your child at risk in multiple ways.

The Risks of “Sharenting”: Is Your Online Activity Putting Your Child in Danger?

There’s been a lot of discussions in recent years about the dangers of social media and the internet for kids. And children definitely face risks online. But most of the conversation has focused on kids’ use of the internet – whether or not you should monitor their online activities, what kinds of phones are safest,…

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Venmo is primarily used for transferring money between individuals.

How to Determine if Someone Has a Venmo Account

As you are probably aware by now, the Venmo app enables users to connect their debit card or bank account to their profile so that they can send money to friends, family, or businesses. The app has been around since 2012 and was acquired by FinTech giant Paypal a year later. With over 52 million…

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Your cybersecurity plan is incomplete without considering cyber resilience.

Why Your Business Needs a Cyber Resilience Plan Right Now

If you own or operate a business in some capacity, you’re probably already familiar with cybersecurity. You may already have a cybersecurity response plan, know to check tech like plugins and operating systems for updates, or even be running some pentesting. But have you planned for cyber resilience? If you answered “no,” you’re not alone.…

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John Hammond talks about hacker tactics.

Hacker Tactics Cybercriminals Use to Exploit Us Through Our Tech

The world of technology is ever-changing. It can be hard for individuals, and even businesses, to keep up with new advancements and the benefits and risks they bring. But cybercriminals are determined to stay on top of everything. They continuously find new ways to use our technology against us, or even to exploit us directly.…

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Adjusting your default app settings can help you protect your privacy.

Default App Settings to Change for Better Privacy

How many apps do you have installed on your smartphone? Ten? Twenty? A hundred? A 2022 study found that the average smartphone user has 40 apps installed on their phone. If you use your phone a lot or use it for work, you probably have more. And each of those apps has its own developer,…

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It's essential to talk to kids about the internet. Here are some tips.

Tips to Give Your Kids “The Talk” … About the Internet

Every parent knows that eventually, their kids will need to have The Talk. It’s an important part of their development from child to adult, and knowing the facts can help them stay safe. But many parents don’t think about that fact that in this tech-forward modern world, there’s another “Talk” they need to be having,…

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Familiarize yourself with common scams and fraud techniques.

How to Verify If a Banking Representative Is Genuine

Let’s say you get a text, call, or email from your bank, letting you know that something is wrong with your account. You need to respond right away!  Perhaps your account has been hacked, and the bank is letting you know. Or you have fraudulent charges on your account. Worse, your account may be frozen…

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Kevin Kumpf talks about supply chain risks and how ot mitigate them.

Supply Chain Risks and What to Do About Them

Supply chain risks mean that if one of your partners or their partners was breached, it could affect you.

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Tech support scams will try to prey on your emotions to steal your money or information.

Everything You Need to Know About Tech Support Scams

If you were to count how many times a day you used some kind of technology, how many do you think it would be? Depending on how you define technology (does a car count? What about a microwave?) the answer could be in the thousands. And most of the time we don’t think much about…

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If you want to get out of your timeshare, watch out for timeshare exit scams!

Don’t Get Scammed Trying to Get Out of Your Timeshare!

Timeshares can be a really great opportunity for some people. If you find one that fits with your vacation habits and doesn’t break the bank, some appreciate the convenience of having an automatic vacation space that they don’t have to worry about maintaining when they’re not using it. But there are also plenty of reasons…

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Learn how predators use social media to target kids online.

How Predators Use Social Media to Target Kids Online

You wouldn’t let a stranger have unlimited time alone with your kid. But if your child has a tablet, smartphone, or any device with a communication feature, predators may be able to get that kind of access to your child. This is especially a risk if your kid spends time on social media. As a…

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Natalie Brunell talks about how cryptocurrency investing isn't as intimidating as most people think.

Cryptocurrency Investing Tips and Advice for Beginners

Cryptocurrency has a bit of a reputation for being high risk and high reward. We’ve all heard stories about “Bitcoin millionaires” who turned a modest investment into millions with crypto. But many tokens and crypto exchanges have imploded over the past few years, causing many people to lose their life savings. If you’re considering cryptocurrency…

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If you haven't checked your geolocation accuracy lately, you should - here's why.

Why (and How) to Check Your Geolocation Accuracy

Have you even seen a tech genius in a TV show use a computer to locate someone? Or used an app like Apple Maps or Google Maps to get directions somewhere? Or felt like ads somehow know which stores or restaurants you’re near, even when you’re somewhere new? The technology in use in all of…

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Imposter Scams

The 4 P’s of an Imposter Scam

If you know the 4 P’s of an imposter scam, you can spot one easily and avoid becoming a scammer’s victim of financial fraud.

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The best phones for kids will keep your child connected while also keeping them safe.

Best Phones for Kids to Keep Them Connected and Safe

When your kid reaches a certain age, they need a phone. Whether it’s because they need to be able to tell you when to pick them up, so they can reach you in an emergency, or because not having one when all their friends do is harming their social life, at some point they will…

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A Password Manager Plus Two-Factor Authentication: The One-Two Punch That Knocks Hackers Out!

As a super strong extra layer of security, two-factor authentication prevents a thief who knows your login credentials from signing in.

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Frustrated Hacker

Using A Password Manager Drives Hackers Crazy!

“The single best thing someone can do to better protect their accounts is to choose and use a password manager,” explains Chris Parker, CEO of WhatIsMyIPAddress.com. “With that simple decision, you significantly improve your account security.”

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Richard Gilbert talks about tax fraud and how to protect yourself.

Protect Yourself from Fraud this Tax Season

Unless you’re an accountant or tax preparer who loves the increase in clients this time of year, you’re probably not a huge fan of tax season. But scammers love it because it gives them the opportunity to do what they like to do most – defraud you. There’s a massive web of tax-related scams out…

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The effects of internet addiction can be devastating to children and teens.

The Effects of Internet Addiction on Kids: What Parents Need to Know

In the modern world, we need the internet for daily life. Work, school, banking, shopping, social connection, and more are done either fully online or with online components. Regular internet use is both common and necessary. But it can become a problem when it crosses the line from regular use to addiction. And the effects…

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Are those signs declaring we buy houses scams? Not always - but you should definitely be careful.

“We Buy Houses” Signs – Legitimate House Buyers or Scams?

You’ve probably seen them somewhere. A sign by the road, an ad on a billboard, or even a postcard mailed to your house declares that they buy houses. They promise that they’ll take your house no matter its condition. And usually they throw in guarantees that they’ll pay cash and the process will be fast.…

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Student loan scams steal billions - here's what to watch out for.

Student Loan Scams to Watch for As Payments Resume

Student loans came out of their forbearance period and payments resumed towards the end of last year. Nobody likes getting an extra bill added to the things they have to pay each month – especially when it’s a bill you haven’t had to worry about for the past few years. Unfortunately, scammers know this too.…

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Titania Jordan talks about virtual kidnapping and what parents can do about this new scam.

Virtual Kidnapping: A New Threat for Parents and Kids Online

A virtual kidnapping call can be terrifying – that’s why it’s important to be prepared in advance.

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The Hidden Risks of QR Codes

In today’s digital age, Quick Response (QR) codes have become a ubiquitous feature of modern life. From advertising campaigns to contactless payments, these pixelated squares offer a convenient way to access information with a simple scan. However, beneath their seemingly innocuous exterior lies a realm of cybersecurity risks that can compromise personal data, security, and…

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Kurt Long talks about balancing privacy vs. security in messaging and why it's so important.

Balancing Privacy vs. Security is the Key to Safer Online Messaging

If someone asked you if you want the messages you send and receive to be private, you’d probably say “yes.” Most of us want at least some degree of privacy with our messages. Some of us even choose messaging apps with disappearing messages or other guarantees of complete privacy. But in the evolving landscape of…

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Paige Hanson gives tips to protect yourself from financial fraud.

Financial Fraud Protection Tips You Can Use Today

Many of us have heard horror stories about the consequences of identity theft and various types of fraud. You may have even experienced it or watched a loved one go through it. And we’ve also heard about how criminals are exploiting new technologies. But even though the technology is fancier, most of the ways they…

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