- Keep Your Browser Updated to Reduce Threats!
- SB16-340: Vulnerability Summary for the Week of November 28, 2016
- Balancing cybersecurity and academic freedom is a challenge on campus – Albany Times Union
- Weekly analysis – 26th November 2016 to 3rd December 2016
- TA16-336A: Avalanche (crimeware-as-a-service infrastructure)
- Choosing a PIN Without Getting Hacked
- Local Community Center Presents Identify Theft Lecture – Falls Church News Press
- Cybercrime Roundup: Photobucket, Sextortion, and Bitcoin – Lawfare (blog)
- Crime-prevention agency: Cybershopping season calls for watchfulness – Walla Walla Union-Bulletin
- Article: The ‘now’ and the ‘future’ of Green Banking – Starr 103.5 FM – Starr 103.5 FM
- Weekly analysis – 19th November 2016 to 26th November 2016
- Security for Holiday Shoppers
- CONSUMER ALERT: Watch for these scams on Cyber Monday – Tucson News Now
- Top 7 ways to avoid getting scammed this holiday season – WRTV Indianapolis
- Get Safe Online warns of Amazon email scam – We Live Security (blog)
- Credit Unions Not Too Small for Cybersecurity Attacks – Credit Union Times
- SB16-326: Vulnerability Summary for the Week of November 14, 2016
- Don’t get Grinched by cybercrime during the holidays – Fredericksburg.com
- Series of data breaches put holiday shoppers at higher risk… – Hamilton Journal News
- Weekly analysis – 12th November 2016 to 19th November 2016
- Easy ways to prevent hacking of your new Internet-connected devices – The San Diego Union-Tribune
PIN numbers are used everywhere. From unlocking your phone to accessing your bank account, Personal Identification Numbers are universally used as a security measure. The unfortunate part is that these are generally only four digits long- giving a potential hacker a 1 in 10,000 chance of breaking in on the first attempt, unless one uses a predictable sequence.
As the holiday season approaches, shoppers everywhere need to be wary of potential scams that arise at this time of year.
An article from Engage Customer gives out some holiday scamming statistics: Read more
Posted in Home | Comments Off on 4 Steps to Help Your Child Create Healthy Financial Habits
Allowance is financial power for the future!
Giving your child a weekly allowance is a great way to start the conversation about creating healthy financial habits that they will carry with them into the future. Help them use their allowance as a tool that will guide them into creating good spending and saving habits. Read more
Are your children being safe and secure when using the internet? Are they correctly avoiding spam, and not posting personal information? By implementing a few tips and tricks, you can feel comfortable when your child logs on to a computer or tablet.
Over the last few weeks, the IRS has reported high number of fraudulent attempts to milk taxpayers with a supposed CP-2000 notice. These notices are sent either through email, or stamped into an envelope and sent directly to home addresses. These fake statements are asking citizens to pay off a remaining balance in relation to the Affordable Care Act health coverage. The scam was started to take advantage of the penalty taxpayers without proper health coverage have to pay.
Living in the twenty first century, our personal information is transmitted on a daily occurrence. From logging in to a website, or swiping a credit card at the local store, it becomes disturbing to consider how many viable options someone has to intercept important information and potentially cause a disaster for another. The first step in protecting yourself is through awareness and knowing how to secure your private information. Here are several ways you can protect yourself. Read more
It has always been essential to protect yourself online. However, in the wake of big data collection, the fact that privacy is getting harder to come by and ransomware viruses like the Hitler virus that can hold your computer’s content ransom– staying safe online is even more important.
Retailers and websites aren’t the only entities victimized by hackers and large data breaches.
Medical identity theft is on the rise. In 2015, Blue Cross Blue Shield suffered a hack as three of their largest health insurers were victims of major data breaches with an estimated 92 million records affected. Read more
Posted in Home | Comments Off on Protect Yourself From Credit Card Fraud at Gas Stations
“Consumers typically worry about credit card fraud when making purchases online or conducting ATM transactions, but over the past few years, fraudulent credit card activity has taken the form of gas station scams that use technology to victimize patrons. The key to staying safe is understanding how to protect yourself from identity theft and credit card fraud.”
Are you a “Password Re-user”? Do you use the same passwords for multiple websites?
Think of your password as a key. When you re-use passwords for multiple websites, you are essentially only using 1 key for multiple areas of your online life.
More often senior citizens are the target of financial abuse. A recent study by the American Associate of the Retired Persons (AARP) shows that people age 50 and older are easy targets for financial abuse because they expect honesty in the marketplace and are less likely to take action if they become victims of fraud. Read more
In life emergencies happen. Sometimes we are prepared and sometimes we aren’t. When it comes to potential financial emergencies, we can be prepared. Starting and building an emergency fund is a great way to be prepared and also helps give you more security and peace of mind.
Listed below are 5 ways you can build up your emergency fund: