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Protecting your small business, one video at a time

Jabari Cook
Small businesses like yours are important. They create jobs, support a competitive marketplace, and lift up local communities. As a small business owner, you’ve worked hard to start your business and
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Equifax data breach: Pick free credit monitoring

Robert Schoshinski
Just last week, the FTC and others reached a settlement with Equifax about its September 2017 data breach that exposed personal information of 147 million people. We’ve told you to go to ftc.gov
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The Capital One data breach: Time to check your credit report

Seena Gressin
If you needed yet another nudge to start keeping an eye on your credit report to protect against identity theft, Capital One has delivered it with its announcement that a data breach has exposed the
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Equifax Data Breach: Beware of Fake Settlement Websites

Michael Atleson
Just last week, we told you to go to ftc.gov/Equifax to find out if your information – like your Social Security number – was exposed in the September 2017 Equifax data breach. At that same website
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Equifax Data Breach Settlement: How to Claim Your Benefits

Alvaro Puig
Earlier this week, we told you that roughly half the people in the country can get benefits under a settlement that the FTC and others reached with Equifax. Now, you can now find out if you were
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Equifax Data Breach Settlement: What You Should Know

Alvaro Puig
In September of 2017, Equifax announced a data breach that exposed the personal information of 147 million people. Under a settlement filed today, Equifax agreed to spend up to $425 million to help
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The Marriott data breach

Seena Gressin
Marriott International says that a breach of its Starwood guest reservation database exposed the personal information of up to 500 million people. If your information was exposed, there are steps you
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Facebook breach: what to do next

Lisa Weintraub Schifferle
Facebook recently announced the largest breach in the company’s history. The breach affected about 50 million users, allowing hackers to take over their accounts. If you use Facebook, you may be
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Breaches at Lord & Taylor, Saks, & MyFitnessPal

Lisa Weintraub Schifferle
Was your information exposed in the latest data breaches at Lord & Taylor, Saks Fifth Avenue, Saks OFF 5TH, or Under Armour’s MyFitnessPal? If so, here are some steps to take. First, visit
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Equifax’s free credit monitoring - time is ticking …

Lisa Weintraub Schifferle
Considering Equifax’s offer of free credit monitoring after its breach? You need to sign up by January 31, 2018. Maybe you tried earlier but had trouble getting through. Or maybe you just put off the