Money doesn’t grow on trees. But that doesn’t mean that sometimes you wish it would, at least just long enough to make some ends meet. But where trees don’t work, a few different types of loans might.
Five to look at specifically if you find yourself in a pinch might include loans from private companies, payday loans to get you through the week, bank loans (for things like purchasing a home, for instance), school loans so you can get the education that you need, and one often-overlooked option – getting loans from friends of family. With money, though, it’s important that the places you have transactions with have strong IT security as part of the loan process. Read More
If you haven’t been a victim of fraud or identity theft, or if you’ve never had to get a new credit or debit card because you shopped somewhere that suffered a security breach, then you may still be of the mindset that your identity, and your wallet, are safe. But that isn’t the case, especially in this day and age of online shopping.
If someone steals your identity you might not even find out about it right away. At least when it comes to stealing your bank account information banks and stores are getting more on top of things these days. The new chip card credit cards are supposed to help prevent credit fraud. Read More
Whether you are protecting yourself while you play around and shop online, or you are a business with online clients that need their information protected, you need to have more than just an antivirus. While that is an important security feature, it won’t protect from everything, and hackers just might be able to get around it.
Any device you have that runs through the internet, from your smartphone to your cash register at work, can be hacked and you can lose precious and important information to thieves. From identity theft to robbing your bank account blind, hackers know how to get in, so you need to do everything you can to keep them out. Read More
Whether you deal with selling items or services online or in a store, there are risks when it comes to your customer’s personal information. Even the POS cash register systems that many retail chains use are subject to hackers since they work over the internet, and without the proper protection these hackers can walk away with more than just people’s credit card numbers.
Everybody knows that internet hacking is a thing. The threats range from harmless to very malicious, and despite what you might think, nobody is safe from these thieves of the night. If you have ever left your social media account open on your computer or mobile device, you understand that having your friends post a funny, albeit embarrassing status is not the end of the world.
However-the threats get a lot darker than this, and they can even lead to identity theft if you’re not careful. Though many threats come quickly and you’re often unaware they’re there, there are certain things you might be in the habit of doing that could be increasing your chances of getting internet hacked. Here are some habits to make and break that will stop this from happening. Read More
Whether you are an artist or a crafter, or you are a published author or an inspired poet, if you are sharing your intellectual property online you may want to be doing a few things to protect it. Nothing could be more heartbreaking than having someone steal your work. You don’t have to hide your work in order to keep someone from stealing it though.
It’s about more than just making sure you let people know it’s your intellectual property though. Even files can get damaged and corrupted by hackers if your computer isn’t safe. Here are a few easy ways you can work harder to protect your artistic and creative endeavors. There’s no sense in letting someone else take credit for something you put your heart into! Read More
These days it seems like every one of your online accounts – whether it’s an ecommerce site like Amazon or a subscription to a newspaper like The New York Times – has different password requirements. Some require a certain password length, usually 8 characters or more. Many require you to use numeric or symbol keys, and many of these also require the use of capital letters.
Why do they do this? And, more importantly, how can you keep your information safe? Use the following password best practices. Read More
In the continued fight against drug abuse worldwide, authorities are getting additional help from technology. Thanks to computer programs and applications for cell phones and other mobile devices, the campaign on preventing and treating substance abuse is moving forward and gaining teeth.
The 2015 World Drug Report of the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) noted that some 246 million people used an illicit drug in 2013 with 27 million considered to be problem drug users. It also found that men are three times more likely than women to use marijuana, cocaine and amphetamines. Women, on the other hand, are more likely to misuse opioids and tranquilizers. Read More
Whether you are running a business online, banking online, or simply playing games online, you need to do what you can in order to protect your identity and your credit cards and bank accounts. Just because there are risks online doesn’t mean you should stop using the internet, since there are just as many risks shopping at your favorite local store or pumping gas at the station on the corner.
In fact, you can probably protect yourself more when shopping and playing online, since there are ways to protect your computer and to make sure you are paying for things securely. These days just paying at the pump for gas is a risk to your bank account, not to mention the card scanners that can steal your credit card information while it’s in your wallet or purse. Read More