RECENT BLOG POSTS
The IRS has been urging taxpayers to be aware of calls and emails that might lead victims to give up their personal information to cyberthieves.IRS Commissioner, Chuck Rettig, has been urging people to take more care during this time. He reminds taxpayers that the IRS won’t ever call to verify or...
04/22/2020
There are tried and true ways to protect yourself from identity theft—ways that you may not have even considered.Evaluate your passwords. Does every online account have a different password or are you using the same one for multiple accounts? Fix this problem immediately by investing in a passwor...
04/15/2020
Most of us know about the tricks that advertisers play when trying to get our attention. What you might not realize, however, is that our mobile phone and other digital objects are doing something similar, and you are probably falling for it every time.One thing that designers do is use the color...
04/08/2020
Digital assistants like Google Assistant and Alexa, from Amazon, have a secret: they are secretly learning everything about you. They can hear your conversations, they know the tone of your voice, and they are recording it all.Now, all of this is important, according to Google and Amazon, because...
04/02/2020
If you have a kid who uses a smartphone, or even a spouse who might not be totally honest with you, they might be using apps to keep things hidden from you. Basically, these apps offer space where people can hide things like photos, videos, and other files, and you would never know by looking at ...
03/27/2020
Are you newly working from home? Or are you an old pro? Either way, it is likely you are using some form of remote desktop protocol. Those of us who have been working home as our primary means of earning a living, know these tools very well and are accustomed to eliminating the various distractio...
03/20/2020
Once again, tax time has rolled around, and though you technically have until April 15th, it’s always best to file a bit earlier…especially if you want to avoid setting yourself up for ID theft.How Could Filing Taxes Compromise Your Identity?Here’s how you could become a victim of ID theft just b...
03/12/2020
Hey YOU, SMB, yeah I’m talking to you. There are a number of things that you can do to not only protect your personal information, but also the information you have in your business: Hire a professional – It is entirely possible the small business was hacked because they did not employ technician...
03/04/2020
You might not realize it, but your electronic devices may be tracking you. They know what you are doing, what you are reading, and the things you like to do. In almost every case, you give these devices permission to collect this info when you start using them. Here are some tips to help you prev...
02/27/2020
Identity theft is when a person steals another person’s private and personal information, generally to make money from it. You probably already knew this, but have you heard of synthetic identity theft? This is a bit different.With synthetic identity theft, a person creates a new and very fake id...
02/20/2020