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July 30, 2015
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Instagram is a convenient and fun site for sharing your videos and photos with friends, family and colleagues. But the service, which by default allows anyone to view your profile, can leave you open to identity thieves if you don’t take steps to protect yourself.

You can protect your privacy and personally identifiable information (PII) on Instagram by making sure you adjust your privacy settings according to your tolerance for risk. These tips...

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July 30, 2015
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It happens all the time—you check your email inbox or your phone rings, and on the other end, someone is trying to steal your money. Maybe you ignore it. Perhaps you hang up or delete the message. Then again, you might not.

You may think you know someone is trying to trick you, but keep in mind scammers succeed often enough to be successful, otherwise these things wouldn’t happen. For the most part, thieves employ one of a few tactics that...

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July 30, 2015
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By Byron Acohido, ThirdCertainty

Victims of identity theft might need to look close to home for the culprit. A thief stole a health care worker’s Social Security number and opened several new cards in her name last year, racking up $1,500 in purchases and pushing one account past its credit limit....

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July 29, 2015
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Becoming a victim of identity theft is akin to entering your residence and discovering a burglar has ransacked your home.

Anger and fear are typical reactions. ThirdCertainty recently sat down with Maria Valenzuela, senior fraud investigator at IDT911, whose job it is to help victims move past despair and respond proactively to identity theft. (IDT911 sponsors...

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July 29, 2015
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It's easy to become immune to the frequent headlines about data breaches that compromise consumers' personal data.

That's why we give props to The New York Times reporters Josh Keller, K.K. Rebecca Lai, and Nicole Perlroth for their interactive graphic How...

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July 27, 2015
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By Robert Lemos

Protecting sensitive data and systems is a tough job for large companies, even for those firms with a dedicated information security manager or team of skilled professionals.

For the numerous smaller firms and less-affluent larger companies, it’s a Sisyphean effort, made worse by the current...

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