Credit Card Breaches Happen: What You Can Do to Protect Yourself

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Target, The Home Depot, and Kmart are just a few companies that were hit by a recent credit card breach. And the undeniable truth is it’s only a matter of time before another company makes headline news.

With the holiday season just around the corner, finding the perfect gift is on the minds of many consumers. In spite of the massive credit card breaches that have happened this year, a recent study by Deloitte found that while 42 percent of consumers are concerned about their personal data when making in-store purchases, 56 percent will still shop at retailers that have experienced a data breach. What this implies is that many consumers have accepted credit card breaches to be the norm.

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Dawn of the Evil Malware: Signs Your PC Has Been Infected

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Malware is everywhere. From seemingly safe websites to the USB drive you plug into your computer, your PC could be infected by malware in the blink of an eye.
Fortunately, employing PC security software and being vigilant can go a long way in preventing your PC from being infected.

Could your PC fall victim to a malware infection? Learn the symptoms of an infected PC and what you can do to protect yourself!
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Is Your Free Antivirus Really Protecting You?

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Most consumers are aware that they need an antivirus on their PC. While there is a huge selection of solutions that consumers can choose from, typically they select free solutions from popular vendors that their friends recommend. After all, the more popular an antivirus is, the better protection it must offer, right?
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Are You Being Worked? How to Detect Online Job Scams

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If you’re a recent college graduate or are otherwise new to the workforce (or even if you’ve had jobs before), you could fall victim to an online job scam if you’re not careful. Particularly during challenging economic times when jobs are scarce and your bills are quickly piling up, desperation might set in and cause you to let down your guard.
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To Prevent Cybercrime, Think Like a Cybercriminal

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As you sit at your computer, have you ever thought about how someone could gain access to your PC and online accounts by exploiting some weakness or loophole? If that thought has never crossed your mind, now is a good time to start thinking about it. After all, if you’re not taking time to identify and address potential weaknesses and loopholes, cybercriminals are sure to take full advantage of them and make you an easy victim of cybercrime.
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