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How to Prepare Your Digital Assets for Death
Feb 25

How to Prepare Your Digital Assets for Death

You’ve written your will, reviewed your life insurance policy, and taken care of your power-of-attorney documents — but what about preparing your digital estate? From your online bank accounts to social media profiles, your digital life is likely to survive a lot longer than you are. That’s why it’s important to have a plan in

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10 Useful Apps for Business Travelers

10 Useful Apps for Business Travelers

Traveling is a lot easier and more convenient when you have a little help from various apps for business travelers.

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PayPal to Offer Digital Payments on Smartwatches: 5 Things to Know for the Week
Feb 24

PayPal to Offer Digital Payments on Smartwatches: 5 Things to Know for the Week

Although digital payments have yet to conquer our smartphones, innovators are already looking forward to other mobile devices that need an infusion of payments technology. PayPal and Samsung have partnered to offer payments on a familiar personal gadget. Do you think it’ll catch on?

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Social Media Hacks to Watch Out for
Feb 17

Social Media Hacks to Watch Out for

Social media allows you to be connected to the world at all times. This comes with the benefit of being able to keep in touch with close friends, family, and acquaintances very easily, but it can also leave you vulnerable. If someone were to hack your social media account, it could lead you to a

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U.S. Bank Turns to Voice Biometrics for Mobile-App Logins
Feb 13

U.S. Bank Turns to Voice Biometrics for Mobile-App Logins

U.S. Bank is expanding its mobile voice-recognition pilot program to include a new feature that lets customers use their voice to authenticate themselves, instead of having to enter their login credentials.

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HSBC to Provide Free Security Device for Safer Online Banking
Feb 12

HSBC to Provide Free Security Device for Safer Online Banking

HSBC plans to make it safer for customers who bank online by launching a new security device that will generate one-time codes, which must be entered to conduct certain transactions. Additionally, the security feature will be available through the bank’s mobile banking applications.

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BillGuard Card-Fraud Detection Service Goes Totally Free
Feb 11

BillGuard Card-Fraud Detection Service Goes Totally Free

BillGuard, the company known for a nifty service that identifies suspicious debit card and credit card charges, changed its pricing model so that the service is completely free. The announcement comes soon after a string of retailer data breaches leave consumer card information in the dangerous hands of hackers.

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Banking Apps on Android Phones Are Vulnerable to Risk
Feb 06

Banking Apps on Android Phones Are Vulnerable to Risk

Android-based phones make up 99 percent of the mobile devices targeted in cyber attacks, according to prominent technology expert, Eugene Kaspersky, of Kaspersky Lab. The anti-virus software maker claims Android’s counterpart Apple has strict controls that do not allow third-party applications, securing iPhones from cyber crime.

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Prepare to Pay Bills With Just Your Smartphone Camera
Jan 29

Prepare to Pay Bills With Just Your Smartphone Camera

For consumers, paying the bills could become much easier as Mitek Systems, known for bringing mobile check deposit to financial institutions, expands its mobile-imaging capabilities to major U.S. billers.

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6 Apps and Gadgets That Can Protect Your Money

6 Apps and Gadgets That Can Protect Your Money

Our smartphones have provided us with both convenience and vulnerability in this digital age. It’s true that it is now easier than ever to pay for items in a matter of seconds, but that convenience has also left our money increasingly vulnerable.

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