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FILE - In this June 16, 2013 file photo, Internet users browse their Facebook website by the free wifi internet service in an underground station in Hong Kong. This week's news that a Russian crime ring has amassed some 1.2 billion username and password combinations makes now a good time to review ways to protect yourself online. The hacking misdeeds were described in a New York Times story based on the findings of Hold Security, a Milwaukee firm that has a history of uncovering online security breaches.  (AP Photo/Kin Cheung, File)

7 ways to create better, stronger passwords

  NEW YORK (AP) — With the recent news that a Russian hacker ring has amassed some 1.2 billion username and password combinations, it’s a good time to review ways to protect yourself online. The […]

08/06/2014

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California senator pushes utility security bill

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) – Prompted by last year’s sabotage shooting attack of a PG&E substation, a California lawmaker has introduced legislation that would require utilities to beef-up security. State Sen. Jerry Hill, a Democrat from […]

03/10/2014

Russia's President Vladimir Putin, center, attends the Orthodox Christmas service at the Holy Face of Christ the Savior Church in the Russian southern city of Sochi, Monday,  Jan. 6, 2014. Most Orthodox Christians celebrate Christmas according to the Julian calendar on January 7, two weeks after most western Christian churches that abide by the Gregorian calendar. (AP Photo/RIA-Novosti, Alexei Nikolsky, Presidential Press Service)

Sochi Olympic security measures: No strange cars

MOSCOW (AP) — Russia began implementing stringent security measures Tuesday in its southern resort of Sochi, one month before the start of the 2014 Winter Olympics there. Tens of thousands of Russian police, security agents, […]

01/07/2014

A customer signs his credit card receipt at a Target store. (AP Photo/Phil Coale, File)

Target: Justice Dept. investigates its data breach

NEW YORK (AP) — Target Corp. said on Monday that the Department of Justice is investigating the credit and debit card security breach at the retailer that’s being called the second largest incident in U.S. […]

12/23/2013

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How to protect your credit card after a security breach

A security breach at Target may have compromised some 40 million credit and debit card accounts, especially if you shopped at Target over the Black Friday weekend. But it could have affected you even if you […]

12/19/2013

A computer screen shows a password attack in progress at the Norwich University computer security training program in Northfield, Vt. (AP Photo/Toby Talbot, File)

Tech Tips: Guide to protecting Internet accounts

NEW YORK (AP) — Security experts say passwords for more than 2 million Facebook, Google and other accounts have been compromised and circulated online, just the latest example of breaches involving leading Internet companies. Some […]

12/04/2013

Money 101: Smart ways to manage your money

We have the information you need to help with your finances. Today on Money 101 with Bob McCormick the conversation will include: Keep your secrets safe from digital prying eyes. The experts will share life-saving […]

05/23/2013

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Facebook poised to roll out more privacy controls

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) – Facebook is trying to make its privacy controls easier to find and understand in an effort to turn the world’s largest social network into a more discreet place.

12/12/2012

Twitter mistakenly resets passwords of some users

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Twitter says it mistakenly reset the passwords of some users as part of a routine security check-up. Thursday’s mix-up triggered warnings on technology blogs and in tweets that the online messaging […]

11/08/2012

How to explain phishing to Grandma

Have you ever had to explain phishing to your Grandma? Are you tech support for friends and family? If so, then the “Sophos Threatsaurus” is just the free book to give to them. This one-minute […]

08/02/2012

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