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Yes, the Equifax data breach is real, and here’s what you can do about it.

Yes, the Equifax data breach is real, and here’s what you can do about it.

Yes, the Equifax thing is real.
How to Check your status from Equifax Security 2017
 
Yes, you should check your status at http://EquifaxSecurity2017.com . It takes less than 30 seconds.
 
Yes, you will need to enter a partial social security number at the site to find out if you were affected by the recent data breach. Click the big button on the left that says “Potential Impact” to find out if you were affected.
 
No, you should NOT put your entire social security number into any similar site, since there are already documented fake sites from this incident trying to steal your info.
 
No, you don’t have to enroll in the Equifax credit monitoring protection. It’s up to you.
 
Yes, you can still request your credit report for free from each of the 3 large credit bureaus once each year. They are Equifax, TransUnion, and of course, Equifax. Check with one each 4 months, spreading out your own monitoring.
 
Yes, it really is safe and free at http://AnnualCreditReport.com The only source for your free credit reports. Authorized by Federal law.
Here’s some more good information about the difference between a fraud alert and credit freeze. This is one more tool available to you in the war against fraud.
 
Yes, we live in the digital world, and managing our digital identity is the price we pay for all that online convenience.Just like when we dealt with the Target data breach a few years ago, regularly monitoring our own personal records is the ounce of prevention that could be worth a pound of cure later.
What is an External Hard Drive and How Can an EHD Help Organize Photos?

What is an External Hard Drive and How Can an EHD Help Organize Photos?

You have photos everywhere. Your computer. Your old computer. Maybe the computer before that. Digital cameras. Teeny tiny camera cards that are constantly getting lost in the junk drawer. Thumb drives. DVD’s. Even those old floppy drives! Did you have some printed photos scanned? Those are now digital, too. On the cloud. Or maybe on… Continue Reading

Organizing Photos

Organizing Photos

Remember when film was expensive, developing photos took weeks and even more money, and no one knew what lignin-free and acid-free meant? Ah, those were the good old days. Even though we always ordered doubles, most of us only had 24 or 36 pictures to organize every now and then. Don’t believe me? It’s true.… Continue Reading

4 Apps to Organize Your Purse

4 Apps to Organize Your Purse

Helping a client to organize her purse recently, I found there’s an app for that. Well, more specifically, a few apps to replace the stuff that gathers in your purse. I’ve talked about Keyring before, but I can’t recommend it enough. It lets you scan the barcodes on all those shoppers club cards and put… Continue Reading