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Travel Tips: Speed through TSA Airport Lines with These Hacks

Travelers are waiting in longer and longer TSA security lines, missing flights and in some cases sleeping overnight in the airport.

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Top Pickpocket Locations London Subways

While London tops many traveler’s lists as one of their must-see cities to visit in Europe, certain London’s subway lines are tops with pickpockets.

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Women's Travel Essentials

Keep it Light for Peace of Mind Whether you’re packing, going out for a day of sight-seeing, or going out at night, you will want to keep it light.

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How to Open a Garage Door with a Coat Hanger

POSTED November 10th 2012 BY Beth Williams
The entry into a home via a garage door is very simple, even if the door is closed.  The following video will show you how easy it is to open a garage door with a coat hanger and a small piece of wood.  The second video will show to how to prevent this type of entry.  How to Enter a Garage Door with a Coat...
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What is The Difference Between a Credit Card Freeze and a Fraud Alert?

POSTED November 5th 2012 BY Beth Williams
You can place an initial fraud alert on your credit report if you worry that you have been — or could be — the victim of identity theft. This is a good idea if you see any suspicious activity on your report or bills, if your wallet or other information has been stolen, if you’ve been a victim of a security breach, or even if...
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Six Things Not To Keep In Your Wallet or Purse

POSTED November 5th 2012 BY Beth Williams
Identity theft can turn your world upside down. Minimizing the chances of being a victim is your responsibility and just plain smart. Here is what the experts say about your wallet and what not to keep in it. 1. Your Social Security Card This advice to not keep your social security card in your wallet has been preached for years, but many people still choose to ignore...
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How Thieves Steal Wallets on Escalators

POSTED October 29th 2012 BY Beth Williams
Watch the below video which shows a team of pickpockets working an escalator in a shopping mall.  One of the pickpockets is in front of the victim on the escalator and when they reach the top he pretends like he drops something, causing a large backup of the people behind him.  Watch closely, and you will see the co-pickpocket steal the victim’s wallet and flee....
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Electronic Hotel Door Locks May Not Be Secure – Video

POSTED October 29th 2012 BY Beth Williams
Recently, a security flaw in hotel-room locks manufactured by a company called Onity, which supplies thousands of electronic door locks to hotels around the world, demonstrated that certain hotel door locks can be easily unlocked with a simple device which costs about $30 and plugs into an open port at the bottom of the hotel room locks.  The person who discovered the flaw in the...
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New Smartphone App Checks the Status of Your Luggage and Where it is

POSTED October 29th 2012 BY Beth Williams
Ever been sitting on the plane and wondering whether your bags are too? With the new Delta app feature you can even track your bags while in flight. Delta passengers can download a free smartphone app that features, among other things, a way to for travelers to track their bags, even while in flight.  Whether it’s a flight across the country or across the pond,...
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US Department of State Smart Traveler App – A Must Have Download for International Travelers

POSTED October 28th 2012 BY Beth Williams
The US Department of State has created a free smart phone App called “Smart Traveler.” This is a brand new travel tool than anyone traveling overseas should consider downloading to their smart phone – and it’s free!   The app is called “Smart Traveler” features travel warnings and alerts for countries around the world.  At your finger tips you can gain access to embassy addresses and...
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Email Hacking Resource – Was Your Email Account Hacked

POSTED August 9th 2012 BY Beth Williams
If you have an account with a company whose servers have been hacked, it’s nerve-wracking to wonder whether or not your private data has been leaked onto the Internet. Thankfully, a new Web service seeks to aggregate all the leaked account data on the Internet and make it easy for you to check and see if you’re on the list. Have I been pwned? (pwnedlist.com)...
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Electronic Hotel Room Doors May Be Hacked By Potential Thieves

POSTED July 31st 2012 BY Beth Williams
At a recent Black Hat security conference in Las Vegas, a Mozilla software developer and security researcher, Cody Brocious, presented a paper at the conference on the vulnerabilities of the Onity HT lock system, which he claims is installed on about 10 million hotel guest room doors worldwide. In the paper, Brocious claims the locks are “insecure by design” and exposes a number of what he...
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Pickpocket Almost Steals the French President’s Watch – Video

POSTED July 29th 2012 BY Beth Williams
Pickpocket Prevention Video  – Watch Theft Prevention Video Pickpockets and sneak thieves are very adept in how they operate in public, no matter who is watching.  This is an amazing video that captures a watch thief that tries to steal the former French president Nicholas Sarkozy’s watch right off his wrist as he is walking a crowd and handshaking with the public. You may have...
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