Warning: Do not give phone callers access to your computer

Warning: Do not give phone callers access to your computer

Scammer want to infect your computer with a virus.

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In recent weeks I have received several phone calls from people claiming that my computer has a virus and is sending information from my computer. They've claimed to be from Microsoft support, and other tech companies. They're calling to “fix” my problem and want remote access to my “Windows” computer.

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Identity Theft is on the Rise – Two Ways to Protect Yourself

Identity Theft is on the Rise – Two Ways to Protect Yourself

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Experian Home Page

I was recently an attempted victim of identity theft, where someone had gotten ahold of my debit card's information and tried to buy things using it. Fortunately, my bank was able to protect me. But what do you do when thieves manage to get personal details and try to open credit accounts in your name? That's full blown identify theft and you're going to be in for a world of hurt.

Lots of companies are offering credit monitoring services where for a nominal fee they'll alert you if your credit score changes. That's really nice of them to let you know after the fact. Some may even have services to “fix” your credit should you become a victim – a type of credit insurance if you will.

I'm a believer that you need to be proactive instead of reactive. Here are two tips that you can use to protect your identity without having to pay an arm and a leg to do so:

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3 Free Utilities that Increase Productivity – LastPass

3 Free Utilities that Increase Productivity – LastPass

LastPass Password Management

LastPass Password Management

This is Part One of a Three Part Series.

Free is one of my favorite four letter F words. Often, when I hear the word free, I would think of something being less than stellar or having fewer features because it is free. You know the adage, “you get what you pay for,” more often than not holds true. However, there are exceptions to every rule.

I have found three awesome utilities that have changed the way I work and have made me more productive. In this three part series, I'm going to discuss LastPass, Evernote, and Workflowy and how they've helped me be more productive.

Today, I'm going to start with LastPass.

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