Can People Search Sites Damage Your Job Prospects?

According to the Society for Human Resource Management, 80% of employers check criminal history of job applicants. They obtain information from the databases of information brokers and people search sites. The problem is, there is no such thing as a perfect database and the growing number of individuals get wrongfully linked to crimes they did not commit. This happens for a number of reasons, but whatever these reasons are, the consequences can be devastating for your career and life. Ethan, a software engineer from Seattle, told us his story. Continue reading "Can People Search Sites Damage Your Job Prospects?"

IDShield vs. LifeLock Identity Theft Protection Review 2020

We live in a world where changing your passwords once a quarter simply doesn’t cut it any longer. So more people are becoming increasingly concerned about protecting their identity. Our readers are definitely on this list, but with so many services out there to choose from, committing to a cybersecurity provider can be time-consuming and complex. Continue reading "IDShield vs. LifeLock Identity Theft Protection Review 2020"

LifeLock and Norton 360 with LifeLock 2020 Review

In an effort to keep our readers informed about the best tools to ensure their cybersecurity and privacy, the OneRep team is kicking off a series of identity theft service analyses with a review of LifeLock plans and the tiers of its all-in-one-protection counterpart - Norton with LifeLock bundle. Read on the LifeLock and Norton review to see if the service is worth getting. Continue reading "LifeLock and Norton 360 with LifeLock 2020 Review"

Coronavirus Cybercrime Alert: COVID-19 – related Scams and Cyberattacks on the Rise

With a lot of people self-isolating and practicing social distancing, we’re spending more time online, and becoming super dependent on news and our digital tools. This new reality has given rise to many ugly side effects of the pandemic, including increased digital threats like spam, fake news, scams and the like. 

OneRep cybersecurity team reminds you about the importance of staying vigilant. Here’s a list of coronavirus-related online threats and our recommendations on how to avoid them. Use these simple rules and don’t let scammers and cyber attackers fool you. Continue reading "Coronavirus Cybercrime Alert: COVID-19 – related Scams and Cyberattacks on the Rise"

How to Reduce Your Risk of Being Swatted: 5 Tips That Will Get You off the Hook

Anyone can be a swatting victim—gamers, celebrities, and people who live a simple life. If your information is online, you’re at risk of becoming a swatting target. Read on to learn techniques on how to reduce your chances of being swatted.


Just imagine: it’s 5 o’clock in the morning. You are sleeping quietly in your bed, hugging your loved one. Your little child is sleeping in the room next door. The next moment a terrible noise wakes you up. What is it? It’s a SWAT team forcing their way into your home, but you have no idea it’s them. A few moments later, you find yourself on the floor with your face down while a team of heavily armed men yell at you and direct their weapons at you. Your child is screaming in the room next door.
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How to Remove Yourself From Top Data Brokers in 2020

A Comprehensive Step-by-step Guide to Data Brokers by OneRep, Part 2

If you don't yet know how data brokers can get you in trouble by sharing your sensitive info online, take a minute to read the first post in our data broker series

In this guide we’ll give you some practical removal tips and explain how to delete your information from data broker websites in two ways.  Continue reading "How to Remove Yourself From Top Data Brokers in 2020"

What are Data Brokers and How Come They Sell Your Info

A Comprehensive Step-by-step Guide to Data Brokers by OneRep, Part 1

Have you ever Googled yourself? You may encounter the shock of your life when you discover your personal details scattered across the internet. The worst part? Some information may be incorrect. 

That’s right. Websites may label you as a criminal with kids, when in fact, you have a clean slate and no children. It’s horrible. On the other hand, you may receive robocalls, despite adding your number to the Do Not Call list, or you may find super private stuff online that you’ve never shared with anyone. 

If this is you, you need to know about data brokers and what they do. Continue reading "What are Data Brokers and How Come They Sell Your Info"

Your Antivirus is Spying on You: Avast Was Quietly Selling Web Browsing Data of Millions of its Users

Onerep brings you the latest news from the world of data. Stay tuned to learn about high profile data breaches, harvesting, misuse and other cybersecurity incidents involving both major companies and individuals.

According to the recent investigation of Motherboard and PCMag, Avast antivirus widely used all over the world has been selling highly sensitive browsing data of its users to many of the world's biggest companies. Avast client list includes Google, Yelp, Microsoft, Pepsi, Sephora, Home Depot, Condé Nast, and many others.

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OneRep users share their personal experiences with our service

Our offline life is now closely intertwined with our online life. Unfortunately, this didn’t make us safer. We reached out to OneRep customers to ask why they sought help from an online privacy company. Some of the personal stories they shared have literally shocked us. With the permission of our customers, we decided to share their stories with you. For security reasons, all names and locations mentioned have been changed. Continue reading "OneRep users share their personal experiences with our service"