Security Alert

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How to protect your privacy on your smartphone

Mobile apps can make your life a lot easier. They tap into the information stored on your smartphone to remind you about appointments, find...
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Experts warn consumers to verify before purchasing off online peer-to-peer sites

Experts urge consumers to do their research before purchasing items from online peer-to-peer sites. If a post says its associated with a business, consumers should...
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Experts warn consumers to check businesses, services before hiring

Experts advised consumers should do research and check to make sure a business is authentic before hiring them. Carrie Kerskie, director of the Identity Fraud...

Consumer Reports find TV security flaws

Could your TV be controlled by hackers? A new investigation by Consumer Reports found millions of smart TVs don't do enough to protect your...
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Signs to look out for as scammers pose as DirecTV

Beware of who's on the other end of the phone the next time you answer. Scammers are getting smarter in their methods. Crooks are now...
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Just because a tax preparer put up a shop doesn’t mean it’s legitimate

It's your money and the IRS wants you to beware of "not so honest" tax preparers. The IRS is seeing a trend where so called...
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Smoking in video games poses potential for real-world habit

It’s projected that advertisers will spend up to $7 billion by 2019 on ads in video games, but there is also unbranded placement that...
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IRS imposters could cost you if you don’t hang up

Beware of IRS imposter scams this tax season. Scammers are calling and claiming to be from the IRS, saying and if you don't pay...
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Would-be thieves use cheap technology to unlock, start cars

Criminals are able to use an inexpensive wireless key fob to unlock and start a car. The "relay attack" can happen when suspects can find...

Free report can shed light on what personal information of yours is public

In this week's security alert, companies are selling information about where you shop and what you own. Previously only companies with authorized access to the...

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