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Gmail Introduces New Security Measures

Last week Google announced it’s now in the process of rolling out a Gmail update that adds two new security features. If you use Gmail, you will be seeing these changes in your own email inbox in the coming weeks.     User Authentication Following the update, Gmail will attempt to authenticate the identity of […]

Google’s My Activity Lets You Browse & Edit Your Google Activity History

Now that users of Google services like Chrome, Google News, Google Maps, Google Books, YouTube and so on know Google collects their online activity and browsing history for marketing purposes, those consumers have been clamoring for more and better controls over the data Google is gathering from them. This week Google has finally come through, […]

Cici’s & Wendy’s Security Breaches

If you’ve used a credit or debit card at Wendy’s or Cici’s since about November of last year, your card data may have been exposed in a data breach.     Wendy’s is now admitting the breach it acknowledged in January of this year affects MANY more than the 300 restaurants it originally claimed were […]

Change Your LinkedIn Password NOW

News of a LinkedIn data breach became public back in 2012, when a hacker posted over 6 million LinkedIn usernames and passwords online as proof of the breach.     Now, according to The Register: A hacker is attempting to sell 117 million LinkedIn users’ emails and passwords on the dark web. Respected security researcher […]

Site To Check If Your Account Was Exposed In A Data Breach

Seems hardly a day goes by without news of some horrifying new data breach, and consumers generally feel powerless to do anything but change their passwords. But now, thanks to Microsoft Regional Director Troy Hunt, there’s a free site you can use to search the giant collections of compromised accounts to see if yours is […]