Friday, July 25 2014 5:06 PM EDT2014-07-25 21:06:44 GMT
(WMC) – A Bartlett, Tenn. doctor will be spending the next 16 years in prison for illegally prescribing powerful painkillers like Oxycodone and Hydrocodone. Bartlett Psychiatric Center on Kirby-WhittenMore >>
A Bartlett, Tenn. doctor will be spending the next 16 years in prison for illegally prescribing powerful painkillers like Oxycodone and Hydrocodone.More >>
Friday, July 25 2014 5:03 PM EDT2014-07-25 21:03:05 GMT
(WMC) – Trolleys could be running in Downtown Memphis by the fall MATA officials said during Friday's news conference. WMC Action News 5 crews saw the five trolleys that officials say should be readyMore >>
Trolleys could be running in Downtown Memphis by the fall. MATA officials provided an update on the renovation process during a news conference Friday. More >>
Friday, July 25 2014 4:58 PM EDT2014-07-25 20:58:28 GMT
(WMC) – The funeral home where Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s body was prepared after his assassination is celebrating 100 years. R.S. Lewis and Sons Funeral Home, located on Vance Avenue, does muchMore >>
The funeral home where Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s body was prepared after his assassination is celebrating 100 years.More >>
Friday, July 25 2014 4:29 PM EDT2014-07-25 20:29:43 GMT
(WMC) – One of the best times of the year for shoppers has started in Mississippi. The state's sales tax holiday started just after midnight on Friday, July 25. Whether you are doing back-to-school shopping,More >>
One of the best weekends of the year for shoppers has started in Mississippi. The state's sales tax holiday started just after midnight on Friday, July 25. More >>
MEMPHIS, TN (WMC-TV) - Like many people, Lisa Hale suffers from password overload.
"I need a password for my banking online," said Hale. "I need a password for work. I need a password for my BlackBerry, Yahoo blogs, my AOL e-mail account. I have a password for my Outlook account at work."
At Consumer Reports, 80 percent of the IT department's work involves resetting expired or forgotten passwords. Dean Gallea, who oversees the computer testing, said using a weak password leaves you vulnerable to identity theft.
"A weak password contains information about you that's easy to find out," said Gallea. "Your name, address, birthday, or some variation of those things."
Using one password for everything is a mistake. If ID thieves get the password to your Amazon account, you could have unintentionally given them access to your bank account.
For stronger e-security, three passwords are ideal. Use one password for financial website, another for sites with your personal information, such as Facebook, and a third for sites that have no confidential information, like blogging sites.
"Make it easier by starting with something you can remember, like a childhood friend's name, maybe spelled backwards," said Gallea. "And then add some numbers or symbols to the beginning and end. That way, if you have to write it down, you can just write down the add-ons."
New technology can also help. There are devices that let you scan your finger in order to log on to websites. Certain computers now use facial recognition software to let you log on to your computer.
If you must write down your passwords, never put the list in your computer, next to your computer or in your wallet. Instead, hide the list where thieves where thieves will not look, like the pages of a favorite book.
Thursday, July 24 2014 12:04 AM EDT2014-07-24 04:04:58 GMT
The victim of a vicious gang rape is warning other women in the metro area. The victim and her attorney talked about the attack exclusively with WLBT. The 35-year-old woman, whose identity we are protecting,More >>
The victim, whose identity we are protecting, said, "He put the gun to my head and told me to take my clothes off. And that's when I couldn't do nothing. I was just standing there crying. And the other dude came from behind the truck. He put one in my side. And they bent me over in my front seat and they started raping me over and over again." More >>
Friday, July 25 2014 3:19 PM EDT2014-07-25 19:19:10 GMT
(WMC) – A prostitution sting was conducted at a Southaven hotel Thursday. As a result, the following 12 people were arrested: Preston K. Mitchell, 52, Memphis, Tenn., charged with procuring prostitutionMore >>
A prostitution sting was conducted at a Southaven hotel Thursday. Twelve people were arrested.More >>
Friday, July 25 2014 11:13 AM EDT2014-07-25 15:13:25 GMT
Police planned Friday to present their case to prosecutors on whether charges should be filed against an 80-year-old man who fatally shot of one of two burglars who attacked him when he found them ransacking his home.More >>
Police planned Friday to give prosecutors the results of their investigation into an 80-year-old man's fatal shooting of one of two burglars who attacked him when he found them ransacking his home.More >>
Friday, July 25 2014 11:12 AM EDT2014-07-25 15:12:23 GMT
(WMC) - A Memphis home for the elderly is under scrutiny after two incidents involving residents happened within two days this week. Tonight, one of them remains missing. The other resident is hospitalized. TheMore >>
A Memphis home for the elderly is under scrutiny after two incidents involving residents happened within two days this week.More >>
Friday, July 25 2014 10:49 AM EDT2014-07-25 14:49:54 GMT
(WMC) – It's Freebie Friday and WMC Action News 5's Lindsey Brown found a ton of freebies this week from museums, movies, to moves on the dance floor! Back-to-school haircuts As the kids get closer toMore >>
It's Freebie Friday and WMC Action News 5's Lindsey Brown found a ton of freebies this week from museums, movies, to moves on the dance floor!More >>
Friday, July 25 2014 8:01 AM EDT2014-07-25 12:01:23 GMT
(WMC) - Memphis police took a Shelby County Sheriff's deputy recruit into custody Thursday afternoon at a training academy. Hunter Queen, 24, was booked into jail around 4 p.m., but his charges remainMore >>
Memphis police arrested a deputy recruit at the Shelby County sheriff's training academy Thursday after an investigation revealed he could be the driver involved in a fatal hit-and-run. More >>