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The 4 Ways You’ll Get Hacked

By Steven Shaw on 1/16/2014

The 4 Ways You’ll Get Hacked (The Real “Ish”) 

Amid all the news that hackers gave gotten their hands on millions of credit card numbers and contact information from at least five retailers – including Target and Neiman Marcus – many of you might be wondering what those thieves could really net from just an email address, home address, phone number or a credit card number. The answer depends on you, and what kind of “ish” you could get sucked in by.

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Smishing: A Serious Identity Theft Scheme

By Steven Shaw on 7/26/2013

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Smishing is an identity theft scheme that involves sending consumers text messages containing a link to a fraudulent website or a phone number in an attempt to collect personal information. This scheme is becoming increasingly popular and consumers should know how to determine if they are being targeted by these criminals and how ensure that their mobile devices are secure.

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