Category: News & Features

Should You Buy When You’re on Wifi?

Eight in ten Americans shop online at least once a week. But many consumers worry that ecommerce is putting their personal information at risk. Find out what to expect when you buy on WiFi hotspots and what you can do to shop safely.

Are Seniors Safe Socializing & Dating Online?: The Social Media Privacy Report

Social networking and online dating websites are not just for the younger demographic. Seniors are flocking to the internet and using these sites to connect with old friends, keep up with family and even find love. But just like all users, seniors need to make sure they protect their online security and internet privacy while logging on.

Why Seniors Are Easy Targets for Online Identity Theft

Americans over 65 are easy targets for online identity theft. That’s because they grew up in an era when there were no personal computers or cybercrime. If you’re a senior, find out what you can do to avoid becoming a victim.

Have You Been Hacked Using On Campus Wifi?

If you’re a college student addicted to WiFi, when you’re surfing the Internet or cracking the books on campus, you could get hacked. That’s because some school wireless networks that students hop onto every day aren’t controlled or secured by their IT administrators.

Medical Identity Theft Could Be Dangerous to Your Health

Nearly one and a half million U.S. consumers were victims of medical identity theft in 2010, according to a study by The Ponemon Institute. Even more shocking: Nine out of ten U.S. consumers know nothing about the crime. If you’re one of them, that could be dangerous to your health and your finances.

How Identity Thieves Can Steal Your Tax Refund

If you find yourself waiting longer than usual for your income tax refund this year, it could be because identity thieves have already claimed it. Tax related identity theft is the fastest growing form of ID theft, according to a recent Scripps Howard News Service investigation. Find out what you can do to avoid becoming a victim.

Tax Season and Online Security: The Social Media Privacy Report

Tax season is here and the deadline to file your taxes, April 18, is rapidly approaching. This time of year normally brings some added pressure, as taxpayers must organize their financial paperwork and sit down for the dreaded conversation with their accountant. But with the new world of social media in the mix, things get even more complicated as invasions of privacy and online scams make tax time even more difficult.

Children, Teens and Social Networks: The Social Media Privacy Report

As concerns with internet privacy continue to loom, minors are joining social networks at a rapid speed. What are children and teens doing or saying on these sites? Parents need to protect the online security of their children. In this edition of The Social Media Privacy Report, we lay out some suggestions to keep kids safe as they use social networks.