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Beware of sites that say you need the latest Flash player

One of the most common scams criminals use is to tell you to “click here to download the latest flash player” using the real flash logo and everything. Only get the flash player and updates from www.adobe.com – never a link on some other web site.  Stay safe!

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Understand more about identity theft

Watch NBC Dateline’s video, “To Catch an Identity Thief, ” with no commercials: http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/17805134/ns/dateline_nbc-to_catch_an_id_thief/. Scroll down and look on the right hand column for “Videos: Part 1 – watch the entire episode” and “Videos: Part 2 – watch the entire episode”

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How Twitter was hacked

What happened to Twitter can happen at any company.  The attacker exploited common problems in many corporate networks.

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Easily steal the information from a computer

I am in the business of helping you keep your computers safe. You need to know how easy it is for someone to take your data from you. Here is a video.

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