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How to Stop Your Kids from Making In-App Purchases

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A few weeks ago, a British 7-year-old nearly drained his parent’s bank account by memorizing his dad’s iPad and Apple ID passwords, and then buying over £4000 (about $5,900) in Dino Bucks used for upgrades in the iTunes game Jurassic … Continue reading

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Google’s New Your Timeline Feature Creates Safety, Privacy Worries

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On Tuesday, July 21, Google announced something called Your Timeline a Google Maps tool that promises to enable users to “rediscover” the places they’ve been on any given day, the route taken to get there, and the photos taken along … Continue reading

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Summertime Security for Your Smartphone

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Memorial Day has come and gone, and our family is planning its summer vacation. Bet yours is, too. One lesson we learned the hard way recently is that the mobile devices every family member carries contain WAY too much personal … Continue reading

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Proper Passwords Protect Your Pictures (and Your Reputation)

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Once again, the tabloids are having a field day with stories about nude photos of celebrities stolen by hackers and spread across the Internet. Despite what some B-list celebrities are saying, it isn’t blaming the victim to remind young women … Continue reading

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Are You Inviting Hackers & Thieves Into Your Home or Office?

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I admit to being something of an IT security geek — a direct spin-off of having been fortunate enough to work with Zone Labs (now part of CheckPoint), McAfee, Trend Micro, and Catbird. And I thought I understood the mechanisms … Continue reading

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