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Tag: Equifax

How to Survive the Equifax Hack

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Equifax was hacked and the world changed.  The old advice about protecting your personal information now seems quaint.  The prudent thing to do today is to assume it's out there.  Regardless of whether Equifax's...

How the Equifax Hack scared me into installing Google Search and may have saved...

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This story involves an aging dog, the Google Search app, a Citibank credit card perk I've never before used, and the infamous Equifax Hack (for the latter, see: Is the Equifax cure worse than...

Equifax Hack Rx: Free credit monitoring

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Did you know that you can get credit monitoring for free? Unlike Equifax's limited one-year free option, multiple services offer free credit monitoring without an expiration date. Equifax Hack Rx... Background We're all pissed off by Equifax's...
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Equifax Hack Rx: Free Identity Theft Insurance

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Did you know that you can get identity theft insurance for free?  Unlike Equifax's one-year free option, multiple services offer free insurance without an expiration date... Equifax Hack Rx Background We're all pissed off by Equifax's...

Is the Equifax cure worse than the hack? Here’s what I plan to do…

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Ouch.  Equifax failed to properly secure private data concerning 143 million US consumers.  Hackers may have gotten our names, Social Security numbers, birth dates, addresses and driver’s license numbers.  That's pretty much everything they...
Equifax data breach

Equifax data breach: Find out if you’re affected and get protected

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Equifax today announced a "cybersecurity incident".  In other words, they were hacked, and about 143 million US consumers are potentially affected. Equifax says that the information accessed "primarily includes names, Social Security numbers, birth dates,...

A case study of a 470,000 point application spree

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In mid August, my wife applied for 8 credit cards across three banks.  After a few phone calls, all 8 cards were approved.  You can read the full details here and here.  Currently, we’re...

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