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4 Things You Must Do After Your Wallet Is Stolen...

It’s everybody’s nightmare: you reach into your pocket or purse to pay for a cup of coffee, but nothing’s there. Your wallet is gone. Maybe you dropped it while getting out of your car or perhaps a thief took it. Either way, it’s gone. And the chances you ever see it again are slim. Now is the time for action. You must act fast to protect your financial accounts. Follow these steps and you will hopefully suffer more from inconvenience than actual loss. Call Your Banks, Cancel Your Cards If you do end up finding your wallet, this step might seem like overkill. But any bank can now mail you a new card quickly — usually by the...

4 Things You Must Do After Your Wallet Is Stolen
posted on: Dec 1, 2015 | author: Safety Issues

Using Your Smartphone for Safety: Must-have Apps & Settings...

Knowing your loved ones are safe can be a great comfort in a world where many things are uncertain. Luckily, your smartphone comes with some built-in security features as well as numerous apps that can help you keep your loved ones safer. As we become increasingly inseparable from our devices, it is high time we use them to help guard us when danger comes knocking. Here are a few apps and smartphone settings that will help you and your loved ones stay safe: Health on iOS 9 One of the first critical steps in safety is maintaining your health. With iOS 9’s updates to the “Health” app, you can keep track of virtually anything related to your health...

Using Your Smartphone for Safety: Must-have Apps & Settings
posted on: Oct 1, 2015 | author: Safety Issues

How Secure are Mobile Transactions?

More consumers are paying for purchases through mobile devices: smartphones, the Apple Watch, the Square, and other tools that make payments easier and faster. But how secure are these mobile transactions? Are they better or worse than online buying? These are issues smart consumers need to think about before they wave their phones or watches at a scanner. Mobile Payment Technologies Happened Too Soon Many organizations are not ready to handle mobile payments. In April 2015, the Ponemon Institute conducted a study on data security in “evolving payment systems” for Experian’s Data Breach Resolution unit. Ponemon surveyed more than 23,000 workers involved in IT, IT security, risk management, product development and others in the mobile payment industry. About 70 percent...

How Secure are Mobile Transactions?
posted on: Jul 15, 2015 | author: Safety Issues

4 Safety Upgrades For You Car

There are some upgrades you might want to consider if you want to improve your family’s car. Your vehicle is designed to be safe, but there are some additions you could make to protect your family even more while on the road. If you’re not sure what safety upgrades to make to your family’s car, here are some of the best safety modifications you can invest in. Backup Cameras There are three different kinds of aftermarket backup cameras companies offer: wide angle lenses, sensor systems, and rear-view cameras. There are some things to consider: wired systems and sensor systems are difficult to install, so professional installation is recommended. Certain cameras and sensors that mount on your bumper or...

4 Safety Upgrades For You Car
posted on: Jul 5, 2015 | author: Safety Issues

Seven Ways to Protect Your Identity While Shopping...

There was once a time when consumers did not think twice about identity theft when shopping at brick and mortar retail outlets. But that all changed when the massive data breaches of big-box retailers, like Target and Michaels, surfaced. Recovering from identity theft can be a long, protracted process, which means preventive measures should be taken and consumers should arm themselves with information. Don’t know where to start? LifeLock offers an extensive collection of resources on identity theft and ways recover if your personal information is compromised. Here are some simple actions you can take to drastically reduce the chances of being a victim: Shop Smart Unless you’re familiar with a particular retailer and its security practices, dig a little...

Seven Ways to Protect Your Identity While Shopping
posted on: Mar 24, 2015 | author: Safety Issues

Six Health and Safety Apps for the iPhone 6...

In 2014, Apple debuted the Health app for iOS 8, which is compatible with the new iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus. Also, other health and fitness apps that have been installed via the Apple Store can sync with the Health app. This allows users to monitor their nutrition, fitness, sleep vitals and more, all from one easy-to-navigate platform. It also is equipped with a Medical ID feature, which acts as an emergency card, just in case first responders need to locate information. Health, safety and emergency related apps are becoming standard in today’s new technology. Ensure that you are well protected with these six apps: Health Glucose Buddy: This app, created by SkyHealth, has been featured in Wired Magazine,...

Six Health and Safety Apps for the iPhone 6
posted on: Feb 4, 2015 | author: Safety Issues

Watch for These Signs Your Tires May Be Unsafe...

Tire-related issues cause approximately 80,000 car accidents a year, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reports. Check your tires often and know the signs they need to be replaced. Don’t wait until an accident gives you a sign you can’t ignore. How Tires Work Tire designs are composed of tread and grooves. Over the past 100 years, manufacturers have developed sophisticated treads and patterns for all types of driving. They each have a different design to maximize their efficiency in specific conditions. The Signs of Wear When the tread wears down to a minimum amount, your tire can no longer grip the road safely. The two common ways to tell if your tires are excessively worn and need...

Watch for These Signs Your Tires May Be Unsafe
posted on: Jan 24, 2015 | author: Safety Issues

Tips to Ensure Operating Rooms are as Safe As Possible...

When patients check into a hospital for surgery, they typically assume that the operating rooms will be run in as efficient and sanitary ways as possible. But achieving a clean and organized operating room does not just magically happen; there are a variety of rules and regulations that must be followed at each hospital. In order to make sure their operating rooms are safe for both the patients and the medical staff, hospitals follow a variety of strict protocols, including the following: Surgical suite is sterilized Although taking steps to ensure that the operating room is extremely clean might seem like a fairly obvious point, Becker’s Hospital Review reportsthat many hospitals in the U.S. simply don’t have enough trained...

Tips to Ensure Operating Rooms are as Safe As Possible
posted on: Jan 9, 2015 | author: Safety Issues

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