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Phone Cloning and Digital Self Defense

Most of us realize a clone is a genetic copy of something else. But, did you know it is possible to clone a phone? Cloning a phone means that the identity of one phone is copied to another phone, making a nearly exact replica of the original. This frightening practice happens more than you might imagine. Cyber forensic expert Ali Dehghantanha says, On average, we check our mobile phones about 110 times a day. We use them for just about everything from summoning an Uber car, paying for our latest...

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How To Protect Yourself From Identity Theft

Chances are, you or someone you know has had their identity stolen at one point or another. Identity theft can be expensive, stressful and extremely complicated to recover from. Here are seven ways to protect yourself and your most important data from identity thieves. 1. Secure Your Hard Copies Most people think of identity theft as a digital crime, but many thieves are just as eager to get their hands on your paper documents. While online accounts are password-protected, important paper docume...

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Financial New Year’s Resolutions

By the end of January, many of us will have forgotten all about our New Year’s resolutions. It can be difficult to change our lives, even when it’s for the better. Knowing this, we want you to know that, in your financial life, there are changes you can make today that will last the entire year. Here are three resolutions you can set today and some follow-up goals for the rest of the year. Today: Save money automatically. If you want to improve your net worth, build financial securit...

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8 Holiday Tips to Get You Through the Year

The holiday season is a special time. With Charlie Brown on TV and carols on the radio, and an ever-growing list of people to shop for, it’s easy to get carried away. The pressure to over-shop and overspend when you’re rushing to buy everything on your list can be overwhelming. No worries, though; we’ve got you covered! Read on for fantastic pre-and post-holiday tips to ensure you’ll have a holly, jolly December without breaking the bank. 6 Pre-Holidays Tips 1. Revise yo...

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Why You Should Delete Unwanted Apps

Using your social media account to log into an app or website can be easier than creating a new user name and password. But, after a while, you can collect more apps and become registered on more websites than you really use. This can leave you open to cyberattacks, phishing, and scams. When you use social media accounts to sign up for apps or websites, you may give the app or website permission to do things on your behalf, like post to your social media page. You’re also possibly saying i...

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