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How to properly secure your Android to keep snoops out

Just think of all the personal data that's kept on your phone and tablet. Photos, videos, files, contacts, emails and text messages are some examples. Now, imagine what would happen if someone could spy on everything you were doing. If you don't take these steps to secure your Android right now, it's a likely possibility.
Tips: Fraud/Security/Privacy August 2, 2017

Kim Komando nominated for this year's Marconi Award!

The NAB Marconi Radio Awards have been around since 1989 to honor the nation's top talent in radio broadcasting. This year's finalists for the Network/Syndicated Personality of the Year have just been announced, and guess what? Kim has officially been nominated!

Don't fill out that loan application! Your data could be at risk

For most of us, loan applications are just a part of life. But when you fill them out, you're trusting the lender is keeping your information private. That's why you need to read this. A major lender was just caught selling customers' private data to the highest bidder. It's appalling that you now have to think twice before trusting your assets with a lender!
Happening Now: Money
July 11, 2017

What to do when you drop your gadget in water

When it happens, it seems as though time stands still. Your phone slips from your hand and falls into the sink, a puddle, fountain or (heaven forbid) the toilet. It's probably happened to you at least once or twice. But does this scenario have to be a death sentence for your tablet or smartphone?

How to delete yourself from the internet

With all the data breaches and identity theft looming on the internet, we are always reading a fearsome new headline about cybercrime. And what about those websites that track your every move? If you're thinking it's time to significantly reduce your digital footprint, there are ways to do it.
Columns: Computers
June 17, 2017

3 ways hackers hide malware on Facebook

Hackers have a brand new way of infecting your computer with malware. You won't believe these three super-easy ways you can get lured into their attacks. Facebook users beware!
Tips: Fraud/Security/Privacy June 14, 2017

3 insider tips to enjoying podcasts

I love podcasts! But there are so many options to tap into, we often forget how many episodes we've downloaded. Those megabytes do add up. Your phone may inform you that space has nearly run out. But how? The culprit might be your podcast intake. Here's how to keep your queue in check.
Columns: Future Tech August 26, 2017

New chart shows all Equifax breach stolen info

It's been months since the massive Equifax data breach was revealed to the public. It's the largest personal information breach in history and it affects…

8 cool new things your Google Home can do that will make Alexa jealous

Are you like millions of others who are turning their place into a "smart home?" This, of course, means a home that is equipped with electronic devices that can be controlled remotely by a computer or phone. It's becoming so common that a world of virtual assistants (VA) has opened up. A popular VA is Google Assistant and if you're not already a fan, you soon will be.

How to make your router hack-proof

It is not just about the potential loss of bandwidth, slowdowns or botnet attacks. Securing your router can also shield you from unwelcome connections that may be using your network for illegal activities. Remember, when law enforcement traces the illegal activity, you - the router's owner - are left being held responsible.
Tips: Fraud/Security/Privacy April 4, 2018