Keeping Safe in an Unsafe World

You should assume that criminals have your private information – credit card numbers, date of birth, Social Security number, etc.  If they did not already have this data from hacks at Target, Home Depot, Yahoo, and other institutions, they almost assuredly have some of your private information following the Equifax breach.  “But wait,” you say, [...]

Cybersecurity: Resources and Advice to Stay Secure Online

Cybercrime will cost approximately $500 billion to the global economy this year and that number is expected to grow to $2 trillion by 2019.  For criminals, the reward is great, the future is bright, and the risks are low.  For consumers, the risks are high and the potential costs of time and dollars are real. As [...]

Two Underutilized and Critical Steps to Protect Your Credit

The “Heartbleed” Internet security bug recently brought the important issue of personal information security into the spotlight.  While the Heartbleed bug was widespread and allowed scammers access to personal information including Internet usernames and passwords, it does not cause reason to panic.  Most financial institutions, including Charles Schwab and TD Ameritrade, did not use the vulnerable [...]