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How to create a strong password

The global cyber security threat is continuing to rise as more malware is being launched than ever before with 230,000 new malware samples every...
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Social media quizzes can provide hackers with personal information

Social media quizzes may seem fun, but scammers can use the answers you post to steal personal information. 'What's Your Royal Guest Name' recently circulated...
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Consumer Reports: A buyer’s guide to select electric mowers

If you’re in the market for a new mower - you don’t necessarily have to consider a gas mower. Today’s electric mowers have some extra...
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As scams get more sophisticated the AARP ‘Imposter IQ Quiz’ tests your knowledge

Judy Schnabel never thought she would be one to fall for a scam. That was until she almost did, "I was shocked. I felt like...
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Antibiotic-resistant bacteria could be breeding in the meat you eat

Each year, 23,000 Americans die and 8 million are hospitalized as a result of antibiotic resistant infection, and it has nothing to do with...
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Couple paying mortgage, insurance for empty dirt lot where hurricane damaged home once stood

June should have marked a year for Hope Daley and Matthew Dykes in their Golden Gate home. Instead, they visit a dirt lot where the...
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Exclusive: 911 calls reveal authorities knew Lois Riess was in FMB before Hutchinson’s murder

Brand new details are emerging in the search leading up to the arrest of homicide suspect Lois Riess. Riess is accused of killing her husband...
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Investigation: Bulletproof backpacks, inserts put to the test

When students go to school for the day, they and their loved ones know: violence can happen at any moment. With two mass school...
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Is buying a refurbished smartphone really a good deal?

Need a new smartphone but don’t want to spend a lot? Have you ever considered a used phone? Also known as “refurbished” phones, they...
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More arrests expected in Okeechobee dairy farm abuse cases

Two additional arrests in relation to undercover video of alleged animal abuse are expected by the end of the week, WINK News has learned. So...

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