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Credit Freeze: Now is the Time

If you live in the US, there’s just no good reason why you shouldn’t freeze access to your credit report, right now. Here’s why and how. Why Do I Need a Credit Freeze Now? I wrote a blog about this years ago and I have been recommending it in my book and on my podcast […]

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Threat.Technology Top 20 Podcast!

Threat Technology just added me to their list of the 20 Best Computer Security Podcasts of 2021! Pretty cool. I managed to get on The Privacy Issue’s list of 10 Essential Privacy Podcasts a while back, which was great, too. It’s really hard to get noticed these days – there are so many podcasts out

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Smart TV Tracking

Disable Smart TV tracking

This should comes as no surprise to my readers, but your “smart” TV is literally watching what you watch. It’s not watching you, it’s watching the screen. That is, it’s examining the images on your display in order to identify what you’re viewing. Why do they do this? Because they can. Smart TV Tracking Features

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Email Oversharing

How to Stop Your Email Oversharing

If you haven’t figured out yet that Google goes through all your stuff to find out all about you, then you haven’t been paying attention. So it should be no surprise that they scan your emails looking for interesting things that could be used to market products to you. (Along with your calendar, contacts, searches,

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Preventing Malware Attacks

Evading Malware with Quad9

[Update 2019-04-07: While Quad9 is still a good option, you should check out Cloudflare’s 1.1.1.1 service which will come with a new free VPN service called Warp.] Evading malware can be difficult these days. The bad guys are very clever and surfing the Internet involves several complicated technologies. Software is rife with bugs and traps

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I’ve officially launched a weekly newsletter called Carey’s Weekly Security Tips. Every week, I’ll send out a short blurb on something you can do to improve your cybersecurity and/or protect your online privacy. By signing up, you will also receive a free copy of my booklet Carey’s Top Five Security Tips. I will probably be

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