- Keep Your Browser Updated to Reduce Threats!
- Protect Yourself Against Medical Identity Theft
- FFIEC releases joint statement voicing need for financial institutions to protect against cyber (fintech) attacks – Lexology (registration)
- Online menus a target for cyber-criminals, IT security expert tells Belfast conference – Belfast Telegraph
- Hackers ambushing victims by hiding traps in restaurant menus, expert warns – The Sun
- Cyber attackers targeting restaurants’ online menus, expert warns – Belfast Telegraph
- Suffering cybercrime – CPI Financial
- Transactional currencies – Entry Credits and Gas – Brave New Coin
- SB16-200: Vulnerability Summary for the Week of July 11, 2016
- Local couple victimized in scam breaks silence in hopes of saving others – Texas Examiner
- Under attack – Leader-Telegram
- Weekly analysis – 9th July 2016 to 16th July 2016
- Local bank warns: card fraud is increasingly commonplace – Commons
- Local bank warns: card fraud is increasingly commonplace – Commons
- SB16-193: Vulnerability Summary for the Week of July 4, 2016
- Weekly analysis – 2nd July 2016 to 9th July 2016
- Man Accused of Hacking Celebrities’ iCloud and Gmail Accounts Reaches Plea Agreement – AllMediaNY
- Brian Krebs at TMG Executive Summit: Financial institutions have to empower security leaders – CUinsight.com (press release)
- Car Hacking – The Brave New World Of Digital Driving – The Auto Channel (blog)
- Cyber Security – Increased Challenges – Mondaq News Alerts (registration)
- What’s the Biggest Threat to Data Security? – American Banker (subscription)
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.
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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.
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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.
If you have recently bought a router or another electronic device, you may have noticed it comes with a default username and password. While it may seem that there is no reason to change the password, The Consumerist explains why doing so will help keep your information safe. Routers, for example, have a database for default usernames and passwords based on the make and model of the router. Changing default passwords is a pivotal step to ensure that your devices are secure.
There are several ways that individuals can deceive unsuspecting victims. Being able to recognize a potential scam could save you a lot of money and time. ConsumerReports.org has seven scams that everyone should be aware of. These scams can be extremely difficult to recognize because the person trying to steal your information will lead you to believe they are helping you. However, ConsumerReports.org also advises what to do if you come across one of these scams and how to keep your information secure.
Can you determine if a site is fake or real? In today’s online world it is getting harder and harder to do so. However, many times there are subtle differences that allow us to identify a real, secure site. Even something as small as a spelling error on a page could suggest that it is not authentic. Do you think you know all the signs of a fake site? Symantec offers a fun quiz to test your knowledge.
Making sure you have a secure and strong password is vital to keeping your information confidential. However, it is becoming increasingly difficult to create passwords strong enough to withstand the attacks of hackers. Even after creating a secure password, remembering it can be near impossible. So how can you get the both a secure password and memorable one? Lifehacker has come up with four methods that users can try to create strong passwords that are also easy to remember.
Do you have a fundamental understanding of basic financial principles? The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority has created a quiz to test people’s knowledge of how the market works with five general financial questions. After completing the quiz you can see how you stack up against the national average. Financial knowledge can be vital to ensuring a secure financial future.
It’s been a month since Tax Day, hopefully you have your tax return in hand, or have settled up with the government. The IRS has published some tips with regard to Identity Theft. Identity theft remains a top priority for the Internal Revenue Service in 2014. Identity theft is one of the fastest growing crimes nationwide, and refund fraud caused by identity theft is one of the biggest challenges facing the IRS. This year, the IRS continues to take new steps and strong actions to protect taxpayers and help victims of identity theft and refund fraud.
It has been a few weeks since Microsoft officially cut off support, updates, and service for Windows XP. There are several options for moving on from Windows XP and on to a modern Operating System. Most Windows XP users will find upgrading to Windows 7 or Windows 8 an easy transition. Check if your PC’s hardware can handle an upgrade to Windows 7/8, and then decide between the two new Microsoft Operating Systems. You can find more tips here. Upgrading to a modern Operating System will ensure you receive updates as they become available, keeping your PC secure from threats.