Who’s Hacked Your E-mail Address?

Check out Monitor, a service from Firefox, that checks your email address against a database of publicly known data breaches.

You can also sign up to get a report every time there is a new security breach to let you know whether your account has been compromised or not.

https://www.fastcompany.com/90241330/firefox-has-users-to-thank-for-its-new-security-feature

Free Freeze Now Available

Update 3:09 PM with additional info link: https://krebsonsecurity.com/2018/09/credit-freezes-are-free-let-the-ice-age-begin/

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Here’s your reminder and follow-up from last week to take a few minutes to freeze your credit records and foil identity theft.

Like most everything in life, nothing is as simple as we might like it to be. Here’s some more additionally detailed information.
https://www.nytimes.com/2018/09/14/your-money/credit-freeze-free.html

Please, let’s all do this if not today, since it’s Friday, but at least before the end of the weekend.

U.S. PIRG also recommends freezing your file at a lesser-known reporting agency known as the National Consumer Telecom and Utilities Exchange.

https://uspirg.org/sites/pirg/files/reports/FinalReport4Sept18_Equifax.pdf

The exchange provides credit information to some cellphone, pay television and utility companies. (Some consumers have reported having cellular accounts opened in their names, even though they had placed freezes on their credit reports at the main bureaus.)

https://krebsonsecurity.com/2018/05/another-credit-freeze-target-nctue-com/

Free Freeze

The credit bureaus will no longer be able to charge you for placing a freeze on your credit report as of next Friday, 21 Sep.

So set a reminder, calendar appointment, or whatever it takes, because you will no longer have cost as an excuse for not taking the time to protect yourself from identity theft when it comes to some lowlife obtaining credit in your name.

https://krebsonsecurity.com/2018/09/in-a-few-days-credit-freezes-will-be-fee-free/

https://www.aarp.org/money/credit-loans-debt/info-2018/protect-credit-by-freezing.html

 

Fur-ternity Leave

 

Connor McCarthy, who works at Nina Hale in Minnesota, sought permission from his boss to work from home when he got a new dog, a goldendoodle named Bentley.

Nina Hale, a marketing company in Minnesota, introduced “fur-ternity leave” to its benefits for its 85 employees, allowing new pet owners to work from home for a week while their dog or cat adapts to a new home.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/08/20/us/furternity-leave-pet-owners.html

 

Fur Babies

 

Is there no limit to what can be spent on our pets?  I offer Neuticles, prosthetic testicles for neutered pets, for your consideration.  Over 500,000 (is that each or pairs?) since 1995.

And don’t get me started on cloning!

Barbra Streisand revealed in an interview that two of her three Coton de Tulears had been cloned from her beloved late dog Samantha, who died last year at the age of 14.