Security

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7 Sneaky Ways Burglars Can Break into Your House

In many cases, all it takes to keep a burglar out is a locked door. But some burglars are a bit craftier and may use one of these more creative methods to break into your home.

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8 Creepy Things Your Smartphone Knows About You

Between codes, passwords and location tracking, smartphones collect hoards of data on users. Here’s what you should know about everything...


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12 Password Mistakes That Hackers Hope You’ll Make

Passwords are supposed to keep us safe, but they can be an open door for hackers to attack our finances...


Why You Should Never Call Back an Unknown Number

You could be opening the door to scammers.


How to Tell If Your Phone Has Been Hacked

Could cybercriminals be infiltrating your bank account or stealing your identity right now? Here’s how to find out if your...

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7 Photos You Should Never, Ever Post on Social Media

Are your seemingly innocent Facebook and Instagram shares compromising your safety?


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12 Everyday Things That Pose Huge Security Risks

Unfortunately, in today's super-connected world, your personal information is at a higher risk than ever. But just tweaking some of...

Alarming Things Hackers Can Do with Just Your Cell Phone Number

Your phone number is an easy-to-find key that can be used by hackers and scammers to unlock your personal data....


6 Ways to Outsmart Porch Pirates

Shopping online? Here's how to stop the thieves who are out to plunder the packages left at your front door.


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I’m a Burglar—Here’s How to Outsmart Me

From burglars' mouths to your ears: Here are the vulnerabilities thieves look for when they're deciding which homes to break...


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7 Red Flags Someone Is Stealing Your Wi-Fi

Having an outside party steal your Wi-Fi can be, at best, inconvenient and frustrating, and at worst, harmful to you...


How to Prevent Licence Plate Theft

Prevent licence plate theft by using screws that require a special security wrench to remove. They're inexpensive and take only...


Why You Need to Stop Commenting on Viral Facebook Memes

Those quizzes may seem like innocent fun, but giving away personal information leaves you vulnerable to hackers.


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5 Car Security Tips to Protect Your Ride

Protect your car from theft and vandalism with these car security tips.


I Fell For This Email Scam—And You Could Too

Even the most savvy among us can fall for a con and lose hundreds of dollars. I learned this first-hand...

3 Times You Should Never “Accept Cookies” on a Site

Cookies are everywhere online, but should you allow them into your browsing life?


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12 Tips To Prevent Your Bike From Being Stolen

No one wants their bicycle stolen, whether out and about or from their garage.


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8 Car Anti-Theft Devices to Protect Your Ride

According to reports, 87,000 vehicles were stolen across Canada in 2019 alone. Keep your car safe—and maintain your peace of...


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13 Signs an Amazon Seller Can’t Be Trusted

Not all Amazon sellers deserve your trust or your business. Here are the smart steps you can take to avoid...


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The Reader’s Digest Home Tech Buying Guide

On the market for a new TV, security system or smart home assistant? Here’s a handy guide to the key...


11 Things to Never Keep in Your Backyard

Theft, damage and accidents are all too common when you leave these items in your backyard.


How Bad Is It to Use Public WiFi?

Public WiFi is extremely convenient, and, of course, free. But are the risks of logging on worth it?


14 Things Smart Homeowners Do Before Going on Vacation

From burglars to water damage, ensure you return to a safe and secure property by taking care of these few...

12 Hiding Places to Conceal Spare Keys and Other Valuables Outside Your Home

Store a spare key and other valuables safely so people won’t find them.


Is Your Phone Spying on You? A Surveillance Expert Weighs In

According to surveillance expert Valerie Steeves, your phone is listening to you in ways you may not have imagined.


13 Things to Do If Your Home Gets Broken Into

Know the steps to take following a break-in, so you can start moving forward as soon as possible.


13 Sneaky Ways FBI Agents Protect Their Homes

Who better to get advice on home protection than FBI agents who have studied and observed the minds of criminals?


How to Prevent Identity Theft and Fraud in 5 Simple Steps

More than 35,000 Canadians are the victims of identity theft every year. Here's how you can avoid being one of...


7 Secrets the CIA Doesn’t Want You to Know

From secret coffee shops to mysterious statues, these are the little-known facts the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) typically keep under...