- 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
CU*Secure favorite, Consumerist, reports on a holiday scam and how to protect yourself from the holiday scam offering handwritten letters from Santa. Note, there are many legitimate companies that offer this service. But there are also a bunch of ne’er-do-wells who are just looking to get your money and your personal information.
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We came across some information we thought we should share. Your IT departments are probably already aware, but there is a change that is coming from Microsoft in January 2016. Most notable is that only IE11 is secure. All other versions of IE are vulnerable as they are no longer being supported by Microsoft.
Click here to read: Microsoft Support Lifecycle
Click here to read: Every version of Internet Explorer other than IE11 will be vulnerable next month
You place an ad on Craigslist to sell your used car. You list a fair price. A person calls you from far away and says they have been looking for just this car. So much so that they do not even need to see it – they will send you the money forthwith and even pay to have the car transported. All you need to do is sit back and cash the money order…
End of support is coming for older versions of Internet Explorer.
Beginning January 12, 2016, only the current version of Internet Explorer available for a supported operating system will receive technical support and security updates. Microsoft recommends that customers running older versions of Internet Explorer upgrade to the most recent version, which is Internet Explorer 11 on Windows 7, Windows 8.1, and Windows 10.
What are the benefits of upgrading to Internet Explorer 11?
Internet Explorer 11 is a consistent, reliable browser platform for enterprise web apps. Most large organizations have a wide variety of web apps that have evolved over the past 20 years. Only Internet Explorer 11 offers the security, manageability, performance, backward compatibility, and modern standards support that large web app portfolios need. Read more
As a parent, keeping your kids safe online is a constant challenge. It helps to start young at teach your children what information is private and should not be shared. The Federal Trade Commission has a great web portal with many resources and stories to help education your children. Especially check out:
- Protecting Your Information – Security Plaza – Your personal information is valuable to a lot of people. Learn what it takes to keep yours secure.
Posted in Home | Comments Off on Five Common Scams Directed at Seniors (and How to Avoid Them)
One of our favorite sites, Lifehacker, has a good article about some common scams targeting senior citizens and some tips on how to avoid them. Scammers and identity thieves prey on all types, but some of the most vulnerable—and often targeted—by those criminals are senior citizens. From convincing “reverse mortgage” ads to aggressive calls claiming to be from the government, Lifehacker discusses five more common scams directed at seniors, and how to avoid them or help your relatives avoid them.
Posted in Home | Comments Off on Recovering from identity theft is easier with a plan.
The FTC launched a new online checklist that makes it easier for you to recover from identity theft. These checklists tell you what you should do immediately, and then in the near term. In addition there are many other valuable resources including sample letters for you to use and warning signs that possibly your identity has been compromised.
From Time Magazine, a new study finds that young Americans could use some help when it comes to managing their money. Out of these three questions measuring basic financial knowledge, the average respondent could answer only 1.8 correctly—and only a quarter got all three right.
Posted in Home | Comments Off on 9 Facts About Computer Security That Experts Wish You Knew
Over at Gizmodo, they’ve put together a list of 9 things top computer security experts wish every one just knew about computer security. Included in the list are the ones we tell you about all the time – have a strong password and keep your computer current with security patches and the latest web browsers.
Posted in Home | Comments Off on What Can An ID Thief Do With My Social Security Number?
Your Social Security Number is one of the most important numbers in your life. And you need to keep it protected. Everyone knows that.
But what could really happen if a bad guy gets your SSN? What could they do? Check out this article on credit.com about some of the possible consequences if your Social Security Number falls into the wrong hands. Make sure you check out the links at the bottom of the article to learn more about Identity Theft.
Every year, Splashdata releases the worst passwords for that year. There are changes, but some bad passwords just won’t go away. Splashdata has the list of the 25 most common passwords based on their records.
Check out the list. If you use any of these passwords you should change it. Also scroll to the bottom of the article for 3 easy tips on picking a better password.
Have you been putting off planning for your retirement? If so, you’re not alone. Almost fifty percent of households surveyed by the Federal Reserve admitted having no financial plan for retirement. Fortunately, Lifehacker has come up with a six step plan to get you on track for retirement. Make sure you are prepared for the future by visiting your local credit union today to speak with a financial professional.