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2014 

Educational institutions are giving out student loans and grants, and the recipients aren’t even attending school. Instead they’re spending the money any which way, while the schools have no idea they’re being ripped off. With a database, the Education Department flags applicants who’ve applied f...
01/30/2014
In a previous post, Schlage and I revealed the 10 things burglars don’t want you to know, and guess what, there are10 more! If a burglar can hear your TV or sound system, chances are pretty good he’ll think someone’s home. Don’t rely only upon your state-of-the-art alarm system. An alternative to...
01/29/2014
You must change your passwords like you must change your bed sheets. This is not up to negotiation, thanks to the influx of viruses, malware, phishing sites and key loggers. Changing a password means having a new password for all of your accounts rather than using the same password. Imagine what ...
01/28/2014
Target continues to be tangled up in chains due to its December 2013 data breach that current estimates say affected 110 million customers. Target is known as proficient and prolific in the use of mobile devices and other means for collecting consumer data. This proficiency has backfired, resulti...
01/27/2014
What should you do if you come home to find it’s been ransacked? Don’t panic; be organized and strategic. There are three main actions you should take, in the following order: Report and check Clean up Plan ahead Report the crime and check the home Your goal here is safety first and then catching...
01/27/2014
Should victims of a data breach be notified? This situation can be confusing due to various state laws. Certain issues must be considered, including differences among state laws. Differences include what exactly defines personally identifiable information; which agency (e.g., law enforcement, cre...
01/26/2014
What a steal: You can purchase a U.S. stolen identity for $25, and an overseas one for $40. Cybercrime is booming. Cybercriminals are competing even against each other. Data theft is becoming increasingly easier, with more and more people gaining entry into this realm. It’s no longer for the elit...
01/26/2014
CO Alarms do save Lives What you can’t see or smell can kill you. Many CO deaths could have been prevented with an alarm. How is CO dangerous? CO gas robs your blood of oxygen, slowly (at lower levels) or quickly (at high levels), choking off your air supply. A low-level leak can leave you feelin...
01/26/2014
Burglars would rather keep their dirty little secrets to themselves. But today, Schlage, makers of the grade one Touchscreen Deadbolt, and I are revealing what they don’t want you to know. Burglars have jobs too. Your burglar was already in your house. He was there recently to repair the furnace,...
01/24/2014
Deadbolt technology just gets smarter and smarter. There are now electronic deadbolts that can be manipulated with an integrated keypad, a smartphone or opened with a key. After all, relying on the traditional key can be a nuisance, for obvious reasons. The Camelot Style deadbolt from Schlage off...
01/23/2014
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