NextAdvisor - Julie Myhre-Nunes

Julie Myhre-Nunes joined NextAdvisor.com in 2013 as a writer. Since then, she has worked her way up to her current role, Director of Content. Julie is responsible for overseeing the strategy, SEO and production of every piece of content that the company creates, including blog posts, reviews, the newsletter, social media and others. Since the beginning of her career at the Silicon Valley Business Journal, Julie's writing has been published by numerous nationally-recognized news websites, including USA Today, Business Insider, Wired Insights and American City Business Journals, among others. She is an alumna of San Jose State University, where she earned a B.S. in Journalism. Follow her on Twitter @JulieAdvisor.

Posts by Julie Myhre-Nunes:

4 Best Credit Cards for Paying Off Debt

Updated: October 11, 2019 Are you carrying debt on a credit card? Did you know there’s a way for you to rid yourself of that debt without paying an arm and leg in interest? By opening a card with a long 0% intro APR on balance transfers
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Best Credit Cards for 2019

Updated: October 11, 2019 Like so many other things in life, credit cards are not one size fits all. Depending on a host of different factors, such as how often you travel or whether you’ve got a big family with an even bigger grocery budget, one credit
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Identity Guard® Review

[Editor’s Note: Identity Guard is offering NextAdvisor.com visitors a special deal on all plans, including 20% off the monthly fee and a free 30-day trial***. There is no coupon code required to take advantage of this offer but you must click on a link from our site.
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Top 7 Credit Cards for Good to Excellent Credit

Updated: October 11, 2019 If you have stellar credit, you want a card with the most competitive offer. After all, if your credit qualifies you for the best, you deserve the best. With so many credit card offers, it’s hard to determine which cards are worth their
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Earn Twice the Rewards Your First Year with This Card

Lots of credit cards offer intro bonuses that make applying for the card a bit more worth your while, but what if there were a way to earn twice the rewards your first year with the card? The Discover it Cash Back card makes that a reality,
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Pay No Credit Card Interest Until 2021

Updated: October 11, 2019 Paying credit card interest is a drag. You can feel like you’re trapped in the endless cycle of credit card debt as you work to pay down a balance that doesn’t seem to be moving much. While you may think there’s no solution,
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Chase Sapphire Preferred Card Ups Its Intro Bonus to 60,000 Points

Have you been bitten by the travel bug? If so, you’re probably looking for a credit card that will help you make the most of all of your travel purchases. Lucky for you, the Chase Sapphire Preferred Card just upped its intro bonus to 60,000 points —
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Best Credit Cards for Everyday Purchases

Updated: October 11, 2019 Whether you’re purchasing groceries for your family, filling up the gas tank or dining out with friends, we all have a long list of everyday purchases — and they add up quickly! While you may be temped to reach for your debit card to
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Pay No Credit Card Interest Until Nearly 2021

Updated: October 1, 2019 It’s no secret that carrying debt comes with high interest rates. A low APR credit card can help, but it won’t do you much good if you don’t get a long enough 0% intro APR. Lucky for you, we’re detailing our favorite balance
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New: Citi Rewards+ Card Earns Points on Everyday Purchases

Updated: August 7, 2019 Learn More Citi just launched a new credit card that earns points on your everyday purchases and offers some unique perks! The Citi Rewards+ Card (a NextAdvisor advertiser) kicks things off with a 15,000-point bonus when cardholders spend $1,000 on purchases in the
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Why You’re About to Pay More Credit Card Interest

Updated: April 1, 2019 If you carry a balance on your credit card, you may want to get ready to pay more in interest, as the Federal Reserve just increased interest rates by 0.25%, which brings the benchmark interest rate from 2.25% to 2.5%. Since this hasn’t
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Capital One Business Credit Cards Add Impressive Limited-Time Bonus Offers

While this information was accurate at the time this post was published, these cards’ offers and perks may have expired or changed over time. Visit our reviews of the best credit cards to find the right card for your needs. Whether you’re just starting your business or
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Why Now’s the Perfect Time to Get a New Credit Card

While this information was accurate at the time this post was published, these cards’ offers and perks may have expired or changed over time. Visit our reviews of the best credit cards to find the right card for your needs. The holiday season is here, which means
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Pay No Interest Until Nearly 2020 with These Credit Cards

While this information was accurate at the time this post was published, these cards’ offers and perks may have expired or changed over time. Visit our reviews of the best credit cards to find the right card for your needs. Carrying a balance on a credit card
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Best Credit Cards for Customer Satisfaction

Updated: October 10, 2019 Are you satisfied with your credit card? If you don’t have a Discover, American Express or Barclays card, you might not be. That’s because according to J.D. Power’s 2018 Credit Card Satisfaction Study, those 3 card issuers are the best for customer satisfaction.
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Best Cash Back Credit Cards for Dining Out

While this information was accurate at the time this post was published, these cards’ offers and perks may have expired or changed over time. Visit our reviews of the best credit cards to find the right card for your needs. Do you enjoy dining out with loved
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Earn a $300 Bonus with the Capital One Savor Cash Rewards Credit Card

Updated: October 1, 2019 Apply Now Would you like to earn one of the highest cash back intro bonuses we’ve seen? If so, the new Capital One Savor Cash Rewards Credit Card is for you. That’s because this card offers a $300 cash bonus to cardholders who
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Earn a $200 Bonus with the Bank of America Cash Rewards Credit Card

Updated: September 3, 2019 Using a rewards credit card to cover your everyday purchases can help you make the most of your hard-earned dollar, but what rewards card is best? The Bank of America Cash Rewards credit card is one of our top-rated cards that earns rewards
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Blue Cash Everyday or Blue Cash Preferred: Which Cash Back Moneymaker is Right for You?

While this information was accurate at the time this post was published, these cards’ offers and perks may have expired or changed over time. Visit our reviews of the best credit cards to find the right card for your needs. Credit cards with similar names can be
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Barclays Arrival Premier vs. Capital One Venture: Which Travel Credit Card is Best?

While this information was accurate at the time this post was published, these cards’ offers and perks may have expired or changed over time. Visit our reviews of the best credit cards to find the right card for your needs. When it comes to travel rewards credit
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Best Credit Cards for Home Improvement Projects

Updated: October 10, 2019 Are you planning to upgrade some appliances in your home or thinking of repainting that room that’s been neglected for years? If so, you’re likely trying to decide the best way for you to fund these home improvement projects. While you may be
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Get a 15-Month 0% Intro APR on Purchases with the SimplyCash Plus Business Credit Card

While this information was accurate at the time this post was published, these cards’ offers and perks may have expired or changed over time. Visit our reviews of the best credit cards to find the right card for your needs. It’s no secret that running a business
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NextAdvisor Survey: 54% of Americans Find Frequent Flyer Programs Confusing

While this information was accurate at the time this post was published, these cards’ offers and perks may have expired or changed over time. Visit our reviews of the best credit cards to find the right card for your needs. When it comes to credit cards, do
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Pay No Credit Card Interest Until 2020

Updated: October 11, 2019 Carrying a balance on your credit card isn’t fun. While you’re paying an arm and a leg in credit card interest, the balance seems to barely move. Although you may think there’s no way to escape your credit card debt, a low APR
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Bank of America Cash Rewards Credit Card: The Perfect Card for Everyday Purchases

While this information was accurate at the time this post was published, these cards’ offers and perks may have expired or changed over time. Visit our reviews of the best credit cards to find the right card for your needs. Learn More Picking the right card for
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Earn Unlimited 10X Miles at Hotels.com with the Capital One Venture Rewards Credit Card

Updated: March 8, 2019 One of the best travel rewards credit cards on the market just got a whole lot better. That’s because the Capital One Venture Rewards Credit Card now earns unlimited 10X miles on every $1 spent at Hotels.com! On top of that, it has an intro
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Special Offer: Earn a Bonus of Up to $500 with the SimplyCash Plus Business Credit Card

While this information was accurate at the time this post was published, these cards’ offers and perks may have expired or changed over time. Visit our reviews of the best credit cards to find the right card for your needs. Attention business owners! If you don’t already
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Earn a $150 Bonus with the U.S. Bank Cash 365 American Express Card

Updated: October 11, 2019 Are you in the market for a new cash back credit card with a generous intro bonus? If so, the U.S. Bank Cash 365 American Express Card, which is brand new to our site, is likely a good fit for you. That’s because this
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Best Credit Cards for Paying Your Monthly Bills

Updated: October 10, 2019 Whether it’s a utilities bill, a cell phone bill or a cable bill, we all have monthly bills that we need to cover every month. There are seemingly endless ways to pay for these charges, as you can reach for your debit card,
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Best Credit Cards for Paying Medical Expenses

Updated: October 11, 2019 Sometimes life happens and you find yourself with a bill you didn’t plan to cover. While some of life’s unexpected events are easy to pick up, other events are not so financially friendly, including medical emergencies. In fact, a recent Consumer Financial Protection
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Best Credit Cards for Avoiding Interest on Holiday Purchases

While this information was accurate at the time this post was published, these cards’ offers and perks may have expired or changed over time. Visit our reviews of the best credit cards to find the right card for your needs. The holiday season is a time of
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A Complete Guide to Freezing Your Credit

Editor’s Note: While the process for freezing your credit is still the same, note that as of Sept. 21, 2018, it is now free by law for consumers to place and lift freezes on their credit. Learn more about that legislation here. If you’ve been reading our
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Share Your Opinion for a Chance to Win $500!

Editor’s Note: As of Dec. 26, 2017 at 5 p.m. PT, we are no longer accepting entries for our $500 giveaway. That said, we still encourage to tell us what you think — we appreciate any feedback we receive. Have you ever used our free reviews and
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The Blue Cash Everyday Card Boosts Its Intro Bonus and Lengthens the 0% Intro APR Period

While this information was accurate at the time this post was published, these cards’ offers and perks may have expired or changed over time. Visit our reviews of the best credit cards to find the right card for your needs. Want a card that earns cash back
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New: Get an Increased Intro Bonus with the Blue Cash Preferred Card

While this information was accurate at the time this post was published, these cards’ offers and perks may have expired or changed over time. Visit our reviews of the best credit cards to find the right card for your needs. If you frequent the grocery store and
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Why Everyone Should Care About the Equifax Breach

Updated: Sept. 28, 2017  If you haven’t already heard, Equifax — one of the three major credit bureaus — announced on Sept. 7 that 143 million consumers’ information was leaked in a security breach. Leaked information includes social security numbers, dates of birth, names, credit card numbers,
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Earn More Cash Back with This Special Offer from the U.S. Bank Cash+ Visa Signature Card

While this information was accurate at the time this post was published, these cards’ offers and perks may have expired or changed over time. Visit our reviews of the best credit cards to find the right card for your needs. Looking for a cash back credit card
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Pay It Plan It: American Express’ New Feature Provides Flexible Payment Options

Updated: May 9, 2019 Paying down a credit card balance can be challenging. While you may try to pay more than the minimum payment every month, oftentimes credit card interest can make things much harder. Today, American Express (a NextAdvisor advertiser) announced a new mobile feature called Pay
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Which Chase Freedom Credit Card is Right for You?

While this information was accurate at the time this post was published, these cards’ offers and perks may have expired or changed over time. Visit our reviews of the best credit cards to find the right card for your needs. When credit cards have similar names, it
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Venture vs. VentureOne: Which Travel Rewards Credit Card is Best for You?

Updated: May 28, 2019 Choosing the right credit card for your needs and spending habits can be hard, especially when you’re trying to decide between two credit cards with similar names, like the Capital One Venture Rewards Credit Card and the Capital One VentureOne Rewards Credit Card.
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Citi ThankYou Premier Card Ups Its Intro Bonus to 50,000 Points

While this information was accurate at the time this post was published, these cards’ offers and perks may have expired or changed over time. Visit our reviews of the best credit cards to find the right card for your needs. Looking for a card that earns rewards
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BankAmericard Credit Card: The Right Card for Your Balance Transfer?

While this information was accurate at the time this post was published, these cards’ offers and perks may have expired or changed over time. Visit our reviews of the best balance transfer cards to find the right card for your needs. Are you sick of paying credit
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Best Credit Cards to Pay for Wedding Expenses

Updated: October 11, 2019 It’s no secret that weddings are expensive, but did you know the price is steadily increasing? The results of The Knot Real Weddings Study showed that the national average cost of a wedding is $35,329 (note that this doesn’t include the honeymoon costs)
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Should You Avoid Cash Advances?

If you’ve read the terms and conditions for any credit card, you’ve likely see something about cash advances, specifically a cash advance APR and a cash advance limit. While it may be foreign to some, cash advances are not a new concept for credit cards or charge
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We Learned All About the Upgrades Coming to The Platinum Card from American Express

Updated: March 31, 2017 Three of the NextAdvisor employees (myself included) got the opportunity to attend a special event at the Ritz-Carlton in San Francisco on March 16, 2017 to learn all about the major updates coming to The Platinum Card from American Express (a NextAdvisor advertiser). During
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Should You Pay Your Taxes with a Credit Card?

While this information was accurate at the time this post was published, these cards’ offers and perks may have expired or changed over time. Visit our reviews of the best credit cards to find the right card for your needs. Tax season is in full swing, which
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Tax Identity Theft Awareness Week: How to Protect Yourself from Tax Identity Theft

Tax identity theft is a big deal, so much so that the FTC dedicates a whole week to bring awareness to the issue every year. Tax Identity Theft Awareness Week, which runs from Jan. 30 to Feb. 3 this year, is aimed to spread the word about
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What I Learned from Getting the Blue Cash Everyday Card from American Express

While this information was accurate at the time this post was published, these cards’ offers and perks may have expired or changed over time. Visit our reviews of the best credit cards to find the right card for your needs. I have been in the market for
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NextAdvisor Infographic Details Consumers’ Holiday Spending Habits

The holiday season means a number of things to millions of people. While some are looking forward to getting time away from work and others are planning the annual family vacation, the common ground for most consumers is holiday shopping. Whether they’re buying the holiday feast or stuffing the
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National Cyber Security Awareness Month: Why Your Online Security Matters

October is in full swing, which means Breast Cancer Awareness Month is upon us and Halloween is closing in. Something more frightful than the ghouls in the night is a cybersecurity threat. To shed some light on this pressing and timely topic, the U.S. Department of Homeland
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Best Cash Back Credit Cards for Holiday Shopping

While this information was accurate at the time this post was published, these cards’ offers and perks may have expired or changed over time. Visit our reviews of the best credit cards to find the right card for your needs. The holiday season is almost here, which
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Citi’s New Feature Lets You Lock Your Credit Cards

While this information was accurate at the time this post was published, these cards’ offers and perks may have expired or changed over time. Visit our reviews of the best credit cards to find the right card for your needs. Let’s face it, we’re not perfect and
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What Happens When My Credit Card’s 0% Intro APR Runs Out?

Updated: May 2, 2019 When it comes to credit cards, there are a lot of misconceptions or rumors about how they function, and credit cards that offer 0% intro APRs are no exception to this rule. To help you get a better idea of what you’re signing
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Costco Now Accepts Visa: Top Credit Cards to Use at the Wholesale Club

While this information was accurate at the time this post was published, these cards’ offers and perks may have expired or changed over time. Visit our reviews of the best credit cards to find the right card for your needs. Starting today, Costco now accepts Visa-branded debit
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Best Credit Cards for Seniors

Updated: October 11, 2019 When it comes to finances, your age makes a difference, as someone in their 60’s with grandchildren or adult children does not have the same financial needs as someone in their 20’s who’s just out of college. The same concept applies to credit
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Get Double the Rewards with the Discover it Cash Back Card

Updated: October 11, 2019 Apply Now When it comes to cash back credit cards, there are seemingly endless options. While some offer generous rewards and others offer a hefty intro bonus, one of the best on the market right now is the Discover it Cash Back card. While this
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Citi Double Cash Card – 18 month BT offer Lengthens 0% Balance Transfer APR

While this information was accurate at the time this post was published, these cards’ offers and perks may have expired or changed over time. Visit our reviews of the best credit cards to find the right card for your needs. If you’re looking for a cash back
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Study Shows 37% of Merchants are Equipped to Accept Chip Cards: What This Means for You

We all remember the confusion last October when the U.S. made a switch from magnetic stripe to chip cards, also known as EMV (Europay, MasterCard and Visa) cards. While it’s been several months since the big switch, something most Americans have discovered is while they may have a
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What I Learned from Falling Victim to Tax Identity Theft

Falling victim to identity theft is never a fun situation to find yourself in, as I recently discovered when I learned my personal information was used to file a fraudulent tax return. Now that everything has been taken care of and things are starting to pan out, I’m sharing
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I Fell Victim to Tax Identity Theft and So Can You

As someone who writes, researches and obsesses over identity theft, I’ve always taken pride in my ability to keep my personal information secure. I take all of the necessary security steps to protect my identity, like cross-shredding my junk mail and bills, removing and shredding all labels from
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NextAdvisor.com Survey Reveals Consumers’ Preferred Way to Pay

When it comes to making purchases, we all have that go-to payment option. Whether it’s a debit card, a credit card, cash or a check, it’s the way we prefer to pay for in-person or online purchases. But why do we always reach for that one option? Is
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1 Billion Data Records Stolen in 2014: What This Means for You

From Home Depot and Staples to JP Morgan Chase and the United States Postal Service, it seems that we couldn’t escape the news of a new data breach in 2014. That’s because data breaches increased 49% last year, with more than 1 billion data records compromised (78%
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Credit Card Rewards: Are They Valuable?

Credit cards rewards are a great way to earn perks while you use your card. There are a variety of rewards to choose from, including cash back and points that can be redeemed for travel or gift cards to use in stores, restaurants, gas stations or for online
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5 Credit Habits of the Wealthy

While this information was accurate at the time this post was published, these cards’ offers and perks may have expired or changed over time. Visit our reviews of the best credit cards to find the right card for your needs. Do you ever wonder why the wealthy
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5 Ways to Avoid Falling for a Scam

It seems you can’t watch or read any news these days without learning about a new phone, email or in-person scam. With technology creeping into every aspect of our lives, it is easier for scammers to target more and more people. While these scams become more of
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5 Million Gmail Passwords Leaked: Should You Be Worried?

It may be time to change your Google password, considering nearly 5 million Gmail passwords and usernames appeared on a Russian Bitcoin forum on Wednesday, as reported by NBC. How were these usernames and passwords leaked? Unlike most of the other news we’ve heard recently, the Gmail usernames passwords
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How Well Do You Know Your Credit Card?

Credit cards are a go-to form of payment for millions and millions of people throughout this country. Since they play such an important role in all of our lives, it’s essential to make sure we understand nearly every aspect of our credit cards, considering we’re the ones
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P.F. Chang’s Security Breach: 33 Restaurants Affected

P.F. Chang’s is the most recent restaurant chain to fall victim to a major security breach, according to the restaurant’s press release. The Arizona-based restaurant chain — which operates more than 200 restaurants in the U.S., Puerto Rico, Mexico, Canada, Argentina, Chile and the Middle East — said 33 restaurants were
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Goodwill Breach: What You Need To Know

Bargain shoppers beware! Goodwill Industries International, Inc., the nonprofit organization that sells donated merchandise to fund job programs, announced that it’s working with federal officials to investigate a potential security breach, as reported by the Associated Press. The nonprofit said it was first alerted of the breach on
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Senior Identity Theft Is On the Rise: What You Should Know

[Editor’s Note: The article starts below the infographic.] Identity theft is one of the fastest-growing crimes in the U.S. so it’s no surprise that it has remained the No. 1 complaint to the FTC for more than five years in a row. Although people in their early-to-late 20’s are
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eBay Hacked: What You Need To Know

eBay is asking its users to change their passwords as a result of a recent cyberattack on the company that occurred between late February and early March, as explained in a press release. The Internet consumer-to-consumer company did not detail how many customers may have been impacted by the
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World Password Day: How to Select a Strong Password

It’s World Password Day, a day dedicated to reminding Internet users to protect themselves on the web by changing their passwords, and we want to help you protect yourself by giving you a step-by-step guide to creating a strong password. Why are strong passwords important? Passwords are
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Top 7 Ways To Avoid Becoming a Victim Of Identity Theft

How safe is your identity? According to Javelin’s 2014 Identity Fraud Report, 13.1 million people fell victim to identity theft in 2013, and with the Target and Heartbleed breaches, that number is guaranteed to go up in 2014. Anyone can become a victim of identity theft if they
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Michaels Breach: Nearly 3 Million Cards Exposed

Michaels, one of the biggest arts and crafts retail chains, has confirmed the breach of 2.6 million of its customers’ debit and credit card information, or 7 percent of payment cards used at Michaels stores in the U.S. during the relevant time period, according to the company’s press
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Heartbleed Bug Is Affecting Millions Of Android Devices

It turns out that the Heartbleed bug that possibly exposed users of many websites, which have since patched the bug, is now affecting about 34 percent of Android devices, according to a Google blog post and the company’s statistics. Even though Google was able to patch most of
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Websites Affected By ‘Heartbleed’: Change Your Passwords

Since the news broke about Heartbleed, more and more companies are releasing the details about whether they have been affected and if they have patched the bug. Mashable has compiled and released a complete list of all of the websites impacted by the encryption flaw. What websites
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‘Heartbleed’ Security Flaw Exposes Your Online Information

A major security flaw may be exposing your information on the Internet, even if you’re using an encrypted website, as reported by The New York Times. The bug, called Heartbleed, was discovered by Finnish security experts and is estimated to affect more than half a million websites, according
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California Is Top U.S. Target For Cybercrime

California is the top U.S. target for cybercrime, according to a recent report released by the state’s Attorney General, Kamala D. Harris. The report, titled “California and the Fight Against Transnational Organized Crime,” details the state’s struggles with transnational organized crime, or organized crime that involves groups
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Malaysian Flight 370 Scam: How To Protect Yourself

It seems that no disaster or world-wide event can occur without scammers taking advantage of the situation, so it’s no surprise that they’re targeting people who are curious about the whereabouts of the Malaysian Flight 370, as reported by CBS. How does the scam work? The Malaysian
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Target Could Have Stopped the Breach That Affected 110 Million Customers

It turns out that Target could have stopped the breach that impacted 110 million of its customers if the security team acted on alerts they received from both the company’s security software and antivirus system, according to Businessweek. Why were the alerts ignored? It’s unclear why Target’s
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Identity Theft Tops IRS’ Dirty Dozen For Third Year

The Internal Revenue Service has released its annual dirty dozen tax scams and identity theft remains No. 1 for the third year in a row. Others on the list of scams include persuasive phone scams, phishing, returns prepared fraudulently, impersonating charitable organizations and claiming false income. What
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95% Of ATMs May Become An Easy Target For Hackers

Nearly 95% of ATMs in the world may soon become targets for hackers unless their software is updated by April 8, as reported by Businessweek. It turns out most of the 420,000 ATMs in the U.S., in addition to others worldwide, run on Windows XP. Since Microsoft
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National Consumer Protection Week: How To Protect Your Identity At Work

Identity theft can occur anytime personal information is breached and falls into the wrong hands. It can take place at the grocery store, gas station and even at your workplace. As consumers, we find comfort in thinking that our information is safe when we’re at work, but
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Sally Beauty Is The Latest Victim In Credit Card Breach

It seems that Sally Beauty is the most recent to fall victim to a credit card breach, as reported by cyber-security blogger Brian Krebs. According to KrebsOnSecurity, Krebs spotted a batch of 282,000 stolen credit cards posted for sale on an underground marketplace that he believes were stolen from some
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Verizon Wireless $54 Scam: How To Protect Yourself

Verizon Wireless customers should beware of any random calls they receive from a number labeled as “Technical Support” (1-800-922-0204) because it could be a scam, as discovered by Droid Life. How does the Verizon Wireless scam work? As part of the scam, the Verizon Wireless user receives
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Neiman Marcus Hackers Set Off 60,000 Alerts

As they gained access and collected customers’ payment card information, the Neiman Marcus hackers set off about 60,000 unnoticed alerts, as reported by Businessweek. The hackers were able to access the company’s computers for nearly eight months and had stolen customers’ payment card data from July to October
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Apple Software Flaw Exposes Emails, Personal Information

iPhone, iPad and iPod users should be aware of a recently discovered Apple software flaw that could reveal your email and other personal information — which should be encrypted — to hackers, as reported by Reuters. The software flaw was discovered by the company itself, however the company
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Malware-Laced Email Led To Target Breach

The Target breach that exposed 110 customers who shopped at the retail giant from November 27 to December 15 was most likely caused by a malware-laced email, as reported by KrebsOnSecurity. An employee of a Pennsylvania-based refrigeration, ventilation and air-conditioning company that worked with Target clicked on a malicious email and
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Is Public Wi-Fi Safe?

Q: I’ve been following every aspect of the Sochi Olympics pretty closely, and I read an article explaining that essentially any device in Sochi is in jeopardy of getting hacked when connected to public Wi-Fi. Is it possible for a similar hacking to occur in the U.S.?
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Marriott, Hilton Are The Latest Credit Card Breach Victims

It turns out that retail stores may not have been the only targets of security breaches last year. White Lodging Services Corporation — a company that manages franchise hotel chains, such as the Marriott, Hilton, Sheraton, Westin and others — is among one of the most recent victims of
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Target Shoppers: Beware of $9.84 Charge

A $9.84 charge on your credit or debit card may seem like an innocent transaction, correct? It turns out that the small charge may be thieves “testing” the card they’ve stolen from Target shoppers to make sure it is still valid, as warned by the BBB. How
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Are There More Major Store Data Breaches Coming?

While Target and Neiman Marcus are still trying to recover from major store data breaches, it seems like more cases of store credit card reader breaches are heading our way. A cybercrime firm called IntelCrawler said it has discovered six more retail stores that experienced data breaches with the same
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Gmail’s Setting Allows Any Google Plus User To Email You

Google released a new setting to all Gmail accounts that allows any Google Plus user to email you directly. This means that anyone on the social network has the ability to send emails to your Gmail account, even if they aren’t in your Google Plus circle. What
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Neiman Marcus Breach: Customers’ Credit Data Exposed

It seems Target was not the only retail store affected by a security breach during the holiday season, as Neiman Marcus revealed that its customer also fell victim to a breach that exposed customers’ credit and debit card information, as reported by USA Today. What are the
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Target: Security Breach Exposed Additional 70 Million

The Target breach that impacted millions of in-store customers in the midst of the holiday season became worse on Friday when the retail giant announced that 70 million customers were also affected by the breach, on top of the 40 million previously exposed. It is unclear how
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Snapchat Breach: 4.6 Million Phone Numbers Revealed

Snapchat may not be kicking off the new year on the right foot considering phone numbers and usernames of 4.6 million users were hacked and published online on Tuesday, as reported by The Wall Street Journal. After acquiring the information from the photo messaging application, the hackers then published it
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Target Data Breach: Encrypted PINs Were Stolen

Slowly more information is unfolding about the Target data breach that is now being recognized by security experts as the second largest theft of card accounts in U.S. history. And now Target announced Friday that the thieves not only gathered nearly 40 million victims’ names and credit or
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Target Breach: Millions Of Black Friday Shoppers Exposed

Target stores throughout the U.S. fell victim to a major credit and debit card data breach throughout the Black Friday weekend that may have exposed millions of customers’ information, as reported by Business Insider. The retail giant is investigating the breach, however it’s believed that it could
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16.6 Million Identity Theft Victims Last Year: Are You Safe?

One in 14 U.S. residents ages 16 and older — 16.6 million people — fell victim to identity theft in 2012, according to a report released last week by the Bureau of Justice Statistics. The report detailed the findings of trends and statistics related to the crime from the 2012
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JP Morgan Chase Hacked: Warns 465,000 Customers

JP Morgan Chase alerted roughly 465,000 of it’s prepaid cash card customers that a data hack occurred back in July may have revealed information to hackers, according to Reuters. The big bank didn’t specify what information was revealed in the hacking, however it did suggest that it didn’t include
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Nearly 2 Million Stolen Google, Facebook and Twitter Passwords Posted Online: How To Protect Yourself

More than 2 million users’ passwords for social networking and email websites including Google, Facebook, Yahoo, Twitter and LinkedIn were stolen and published online, according to the BBC. The information was taken from computers that have been infected with a malicious keystroke logging software, allowing the hackers to
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2.9 Million Adobe Users Hacked: How To Protect Yourself

Adobe Systems warned 2.9 million of its customers on Thursday that their personal information may have been compromised as a result of a hacking. The company stated customers’ names, encrypted credit and debit card numbers, card expiration dates and other personal information was taken by unauthorized users. Adobe
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