Tag: Online Identity

Don’t Know What Vital Records Are? Here’s How That Puts You At Risk

Do you know what your vital records are? It sounds like a big deal, but in truth it’s relatively straightforward. It’s important to know the difference between vital records and identifying information. That way you can protect yourself accordingly. You can also request copies of your information from the Office of Vital Records in your Read More…

Celebrate Safer Internet Day

The internet has managed to permeate every aspect of our lives and that presence can be quite awe-inspiring. But it can also be quite dangerous. With the insurgence of smart phones, the World Wide Web is in everyone’s pocket. Connecting with loved ones has never been easier with email, social media, and video calling. The Read More…

Protecting Yourself From Identity Theft

It is easy to become overwhelmed during the holidays. There are parties to be on time for, a long list of presents to buy and wrap, not to mention the responsibilities of your actual everyday life. It is tempting to shop online because of the convenience and low prices. However, this is prime time for Read More…

What’s In Your Background Check Report?

Your reputation. We all work hard to maintain a strong reputation and understand how others perceive us. We want to put our “best foot forward” for colleagues, friends and acquaintances. The best way to manage your reputation is to understand what people can learn about you online. The Internet has information about almost everything … Read More…

Cyber Security Awareness Month – Are You Surfing Safely?

How much time do you spend online? If you’re like most people, then part of every day is spent shopping, networking and surfing the Web. It’s just so convenient. You can do most anything you want online these days. But there are some dangers every surfer should be aware of. October is Cyber Security Month, Read More…

Can Facebook Out-Awesome Google Plus?

Google has had a lot of Buzz since announcing their latest social networking concept, Google Plus. Of course no one expected Facebook to just ignore it. Last week Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg told the world that he would make an announcement on Wednesday, July 6. He didn’t give many details, other than to say it Read More…

What Does The Web Say About You?

Ever wonder what information is available about you online? Have you tried to find out? People do it all the time. We enter our names into Google or another search engine just to see what comes up. Sometimes we find ourselves, and sometimes we get hundreds of links that have nothing to do with us. Read More…

Are You Doing Enough To Prevent Identity Theft?

How safe is your identity? A study from Javelin Strategy & Research showed that more than 11 million adults were victimized by identity thieves in 2009. That’s a 12% increase from the previous year. The report also revealed that identity theft was responsible for a $54 billion loss to Americans. Victims typically spend more than Read More…

What You Should Know Before Dealing With Strangers Online

Have you ever responded to an ad on a public forum website? Most of us have made a purchase, unloaded unwanted merchandise or contacted someone at least once after reading a post online. It’s a wonderful system. People can make transactions with eager buyers or sellers in any city. Individuals offering jobs or looking for Read More…

Riding The Google Wave

People have been talking about Google Wave for a while now, even though only a small percentage of the population has actually seen it. One big question remains – will Google Wave change the way people communicate online? Google Wave is poised to be an exciting new way to interact with other people. It’s said Read More…