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Computer Safety Day—A Good Day to Take Action

Computer Safety Day—A Good Day to Take Action

With so much time spent on mobile devices these days, it’s easy to overlook the basic upkeep that your home computer needs. If you’re logging on to that PC (or Mac) far less than you once did, you may be missing—or ignoring—reminders to update everything from the operating system to applications to antivirus software. Today is Computer Safety Day. Why not use it as a reminder to log on to the not-so-mobile device in your life and do some updating.

Giving Tuesday, LifeLock Style

Giving Tuesday, LifeLock Style

Like so many of you, LifeLock employees set aside time today to give back to their communities as part of Giving Tuesday. All told, our teams in Tempe, Ariz., Mountain View, San Diego and San Francisco, Calif., and Washington, D.C., purchased, wrapped and delivered some 600 gifts to make the holidays a little happier for others.

New Account Fraud—It’s a Thing

New Account Fraud—It’s a Thing

New account fraud is one of the fastest growing forms of identity fraud. It happens when someone with unauthorized access to the victim’s data opens a new line of credit or new account.

The Identity Theft Resource Center (ITRC) has a new whitepaper titled, “New Account Fraud—A Growing Trend in Identity Theft” that takes a hard look at the data:

Can You Trust that Shopping App?

Can You Trust that Shopping App?

Just because you downloaded a shopping app from a legitimate app store doesn’t mean the app itself is legitimate.

Recent news reports note that fake retail and product apps have shown up in Apple’s App Store and the Google Play store. The timing couldn’t be worse, given the holiday shopping season is upon us.

Holiday Shopping? Be Careful!

Holiday Shopping? Be Careful!

Thanksgiving weekend is a favorite time in our home: Roasted turkey and other delicious food on the table, catching up with family and friends, hikes and computer games. It’s also a chance to get started on our holiday shopping, and like everyone else we do a lot of that online.

Online shopping is great! You can avoid the crowds, the deals pop up on your screen while you shop, all while you’re warm at home with a Thanksgiving parade or football game playing on the TV.

You give. Identity thieves take.
For identity thieves, this week is exciting for a different reason: Our season of giving is their season of taking. In their world, Thanksgiving weekend is an opportunity to have a treasure trove of consumers’ personal information at their fingertips. As you shop online they’re shopping too, and you’re their target.