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http://chic.clipsyndicate.com/video/playlist/12503/7085012?cpt=8&wpid=2637 Tue, 12 Sep 2017 15:40:11 +0000 Equifax Tech Time Equifax Tech Time http://chic.clipsyndicate.com/video/playlist/12503/7085012?cpt=8&wpid=2637 KTVX ABC 4 Salt Lake City >> it is tech time tuesday and christopher is here with the equifax information that you need to know. you have heard about the equifax breach. and if you haven't, our tech expert is here to talk about it. >> yeah, first i do want to talk about the big apple event going on in how many minutes. >> an hour and 20 minutes. >> i cleared off my schedule so everyone knows. i don't know anything yet. but they have a special event today and it's expected that they will announce the new iphone 8. or whatever it is going to be called. i don't even know if it is going to be called the 8. >> any rumors about what it will do. >> there are so many i don't want to talk about it, that is the point of me talking about it, is no one knows, okay. >> request we go like that. >> absolutely. now there may be some guesses that are spot on but no one actually knows. >> okay. >> because that will be happening today. >> next we can i will be talking about it. >> okay. so today let's talk about the equifax breach, what is that? >> so someone hacked into the equifax website and stole a bunch of data. the data included credit card numbers, other things but the more critical thing is social security numbers. >> that is why i'm freaking out about this and that is why i wanted to talk about it. because la happens when your credit card number is stolen, what happens. >> i have to get a new one. >> you have to get a new card, right. what does that new card v a new number. >> right. >> what if your social security number is stolen. >> you can't get a new one. >> it's not as easy, right. so this is actually a problem that if you don't see anything happen, and actually you can go to equifax security 2017.com to see if you were one of the numbers hacked. >> and why would i have gone to equifax anyway, is that to check my credit. >> equifax collects all yr information to check your credit. >> so you don't really have a say in that. >> so i don't foa. >> they have been doing it on people for years and years and years and they have your information, okay. so but one thing to keep in mind, is if you are one of those, equifax is offering a year of free identity checking social security monitoring but you got to be careful with that too and read the fine print. because it is also being said that if you sign up for that free year, you're giving up your right so to any class action lawsuit or any restitution or any pursuing equifax for the breach. >> so are you saying that i need to go to equifax. >> i think everyone should go to equifax security 2017.com and check and see if you are one of the numbers. now if you are one of the numbers, there are other options out there, rather than taking their year of free monitoring, you can actually go to life lock.com and sign up. you can go to other monitoring sites. even discover card if you have a discover card they actually have a social security monitoring feature for their customers, so you actually just go online, sign up for that and they will start monitoring your social cuter number. if you don't see any problems now, it could be several years because 158 million social security numbers is a lot to get through. >> you know, it's the new crime of the future, is identity theft. so as a general rule, you should be monitoring your bank statements, your credit card statements, your social suiter number, any of those things because that is the new way of crime. people are trying to steal your identity so they can actually steal your social security benefits when you retire, all of that stuff, and it's kind of scary. >> oh pie goodness. christopher you are always good at this. how do we follow you. >> tech life coach.com, any of the social medias and my website. >> i'm a little excited about the iphone 8. i want to know more about it. >> everyone is. >> next week you will talk about it. >> next week i will. >> maybe you can email us and tell us what you learned today. >> next week is

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