Free Tax Filings

Free Tax Filings, Terrible Tariffs & Home Prices Dip

Free tax filings were not widely known among low-to-medium income taxpayers as some commercial tax preparation services did their level best to hide them until the IRS got pissed. Trump’s trade war has made every American a loser to some degree, small to big, but nonetheless, losers. Despite demand for housing and low rate mortgages,…

Cyber Crooks Formjcking

Cyber Crooks Develop Formjacking to Capture Customer Credit Card Details via E-Tailers

Cyber crooks are getting bored while becoming more sophisticated, driving online shoppers and online retailers crazy. The latest criminal scheme is injecting malicious code into retailers’ websites to steal shoppers’ payment card details. Formjacking attacks are more ambitious, destructive, and stealthy. While a number of well-known retailers’ online payment websites, including Ticketmaster and British Airways,…

Ransomware Attacks

Ransomware Attacks Remain a Clear & Present Danger in 2019

Ransomware attacks continue to plague businesses of all sizes including tiny firms, possibly costing U.S. business $100 billion this year. Healthcare firms and even religious organizations have been targeted. Students are also a prime target. While, individuals are targeted too, most hackers go where the money is. The official definition of ransomware: a type of…

Freeze Credit Files Stops Hackers

Free Credit Report Freezing Arrives One-Year After the Massive Equifax Hack Attack

Starting today, credit report freezing is available to all Americans for free with the top three credit reporting agencies (CRAs): Equifax, Experian and TransUnion. Up until yesterday it generally cost $5 to $10, depending on your state of residence, to lock your report with each CRA, unless you were a victim of a credit breach…

Students Face More Cyberbullying & Tricky Situations – Need More Face Time w/Parents 2B e-Safe

Today’s cyberkids most likely learned about the “birds and bees” well before your “parental talk,” plus they know lots of good and bad “stuff,” thanks to the connected online world. However, the exponential growth of social media in the past five years should give parents good reason to have a “parental talk” about being safe…

Dumpster-Divers + Phishers + Hackers – 5 Ways to Stymie Thieves

It’s too easy to steal someone’s identity and drain their bank accounts today. Common schemes criminals use to steal someone else’s identity include dumpster-diving to steal unshredded bills and other documents containing personal information; sending suspicious emails or phishing scams to trick victims into revealing account numbers and passwords; stealing mail to obtain preapproved loan…

New Stylish RFID Blocking Wallet in Development – Angels Needed

In these days of electronic eavesdropping, carrying around a bunch of credit cards with contactless features (RFID) can make you vulnerable to fraud. The solution is simple: a quick-access wallet made from carbon fiber materials.  A startup company is launching a line of stylish Carbon Fiber Wallets with RFID blocking, this fall. You can play…