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Keeping Info, ID Safe

Protect personal information
By Sandra Pesmen

Q. I have some technical programs I've developed and want to make sure they aren't "hacked" and wonder if there's some way I can provide some kind of intense protection I won't find elsewhere available in my computer's virus protection, etc.

Ans. There probably are several such companies, but one such effective company is at www.ProtectMyId.com. It offers: Daily Detection, knowing whether you can feel secure about your personal information; Internet Scan: a setup to keep crime rings from selling, trading, or buying your personal information online. You'll get alerts if they detect your Social Security, debit or credit card numbers are exposed online, address s; Address Safeguard, which keeps criminals from redirecting your mail to their address; and Medical Defense, which keeps your medical services falling into strangers' hands.

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