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mCrime Higher on Hackers’ Radar - 08/30/10 01:52 PM
Great info from Robert for smart phone users. If you're not already a subscriber to his blog, you may want to consider it. Enjoy the day Via Robert Siciliano (Identity Theft Speaker): This year’s Defcon convention of hackers in August brought to light a fact that many in the security industry have known: mobile phones are becoming a bigger target for criminals. Recent news of applications on the iPhone and Android that are vulnerable to attack and possibly designed to send your data offshore have reinforced the security concerns for mobiles. It is inevitable that over the next few years as millions (1 comments)
Via Robert Siciliano (Identity Theft Speaker): Nationwide, “burglars made off with $4.6 billion in electronics, jewelry, cash and other items in 2008, according to the FBI. In more than 30 percent of those burglaries, the thief got inside without forcing open a door or window. Many occurred during the day.” As you pack your car for your next road trip, realize someone’s probably watching. Neighbors often peek their heads through their windows when they see activity. I’m one of those neighbors. I like to see what is going on and I often keep (3 comments)
ET Phone Home! (Who are we really?) - 08/26/10 11:22 AM
Thanks to Charles for another interesting post Via Charles Buell, Seattle, WA, Home Inspector (Charles Buell Inspections.com): Throughout the ages people have wrestled with the question, “Who am I?” Well, sit down, because I have stumbled on not only the answer, but the answer to an even bigger question as to why no one was able to see it before now? Roll over Sigmund Freud, Carl Jung, Timothy Leary, Monty Python and Forrest Gump! You ARE your phone number! Yup----that is all there is to it, and the reason that no one has been able to discover this (0 comments)
The Current Housing Markets Favorite Dance. - 08/19/10 08:38 PM
Herb makes some interesting points here...Good reading. Via Herb Johnson Northern Kentucky Realtor (REMAX Affiliates): Ever heard of the Limbo? Today many homeowners are trapped in limbo, living in homes but not paying for them, waiting to see if someone will help or throw them out. Sure some are victims of their economic circumstances, yet others are opportunists, choosing not to spend on a house worth less than they owe. Instead the live rent free until their lender makes a move. This is a radical departure from previous crashes in real estate. Before there were far fewer troubled loans and banks moved speedily (0 comments)
Via Robert Siciliano (Identity Theft Speaker): I see plenty of articles disclaiming any form of identity theft protection and the related expenses. They have titles like, “Identity Theft Protection Doesn’t Work,” or, “Poor Man’s Guide to Identity Theft Protection.” Most of these articles have some degree of merit, but they usually miss the point. The fact is, you can’t protect yourself from all forms of identity theft, and the types that you can guard against require a Rain Man-like focus. One way or another, it’s going to cost you time or money (1 comments)
Via Herb Johnson Northern Kentucky Realtor (REMAX Affiliates): A healthy credit score is very important in todays world. As large banks tighten lending standards it is important to have your score as high as you possibly can. Credit scores range from 300 to 850, the higher the number the better the rating. The score is formulated from payment history, amounts of money owed, length of your credit history, new credit accounts opened and how you have utilized your credit. While you can't buy a good score, you can build one over time by demonstrating that you (0 comments)
Via Robert Siciliano (Identity Theft Speaker): For everything in life, there is a corresponding scam. Scammers spend their energy trying to separate hardworking, law-abiding citizens from their money, and they’ll take advantage of any opportunity to do so. The four seasons provide various opportunities for scams. Summers “hottest” scams include: Stealing your mail. While you’re on vacation, your mailbox fills up with credit card offers and bank statements. The bad guy can steal this mail and use it to open new credit cards in your name, or to take over existing accounts. (1 comments)
Via J. Philip Faranda (J. Philip LLC) Westchester County NY: Chances are that if you are selling a home that has been on the market any length of time, you've had your share of showings. If you haven't sold yet, you might wonder what all those people who passed on your home eventually bought. I've got news for you: a huge percentage of them aren't buying anything anytime soon. They are working with an agent, they may be pre approved, but they might be a months or a year away from actually acting. How (0 comments)
Via Herb Johnson Northern Kentucky Realtor (REMAX Affiliates): In the market to buy a home? You may have already realized that the process involves many different aspects that require certain levels of knowledge. Chances are some of the process might be a bit foreign to most. By aligning yourself with a team of professionals, you are sure to avoid some of the most common home buyer mistakes. Below are suggestions to help avoid many mistakes home buyers make. 1. Hire the Right Realtor. Notice it says Realtor verses agent? Personalities and experience (0 comments)
BIG home or possible home and office - 08/05/10 07:55 PM
4 bedrooms, 3 baths, 3 fireplaces, media room, 22X44 inground pool, 3 car garage with 6+ off street parking spaces...Needs some TLC...GREAT location, high visibility corner...716 Cornwall Road, Lebanon, PA...$257,000.00...Keystone MLS#168424...Call Ernie Steele or Chrissy Herr for your showing...717-273-3774...Prudential Homesale Services Group...1402 Quentin Rd. Lebanon, PA 17042... www.LebanonPaRealEstate.com
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