Cheryl Lock

Cheryl Lock has been a writer and editor for more than a decade, working on staff at newspapers, magazines and websites. She wrote and edited the money page at Parents, helped launch the inaugural parenting vertical at Learnvest and has been published in numerous other outlets, including USA Today, Money, Business Insider, Woman’s Day and Mashable. A former Army brat, Cheryl currently resides in a Denver suburb with her husband and two daughters.


Recent Articles by Cheryl

Are You a Victim of SIM swapping? How SIM Swap Attacks Work

December 13, 2019

If a SIM swapping attack hit, would you even know? Understand this rising threat (and how it can compromise much more than your phone).

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Hello, You Are Being Sued: Fake Lawsuit Phone Calls

November 26, 2019

Maybe it's a call supposedly from the U.S. Marshals saying you skipped jury duty, or the IRS giving you final notice of a civil action. Beware of these fake lawsuit phone scams.

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Public Wifi Security: How to Stay Safe Using Free Internet

November 19, 2019

Ubiquitous public wifi at the coffee shop or on the road may be a great convenience, but also an easy way a fraudster can swipe your data. Here's how to be safe when using public wifi.

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What Is Google Fi? Learn More About Google's Mobile Phone Service

November 16, 2019

Google Fi is the tech company's entry into the MVNO phone carrier market. Is it right for you?

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What Is Grayware? How Does It Impact My Device?

October 18, 2019

Grayware malware refers to malicious software that falls into “the gray area” between normal software and software threats like computer viruses.

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What Is Cryptojacking? A New Cybercrime on the Rise

October 17, 2019

Cyrptojacking is used by cybercriminals to take over your computer to be used to mine for cryptocurrencies.

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What is the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA)?

August 22, 2019

The Children's Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) is the federal law governing the collection of personal data from children aged 13 years or younger.

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Don't Be Smished: What Is SMS Spoofing?

July 29, 2019

SMS spoofing is the practice of sending a text message that masks the true identity of the sender.

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What Is a Prenup and Do You Need One?

June 17, 2019

A prenuptial agreement isn't only for the rich and famous. Experts weigh in on how it can help people "uncouple" smarter.

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Disclaimer: The above is solely intended for informational purposes and in no way constitutes legal advice or specific recommendations.