- Keep Your Browser Updated to Reduce Threats!
- Are you like most Americans who don’t know much about cybersecurity? Take the quiz – The San Diego Union-Tribune
- Spam, shams, and other scams – CUinsight.com (press release)
- Financial Services & Protecting Yourself from Fraud – San Marcos Daily Record
- McDowell deputies warn of recent revival of financial texting scam – WLOS
- Asheville police ask for public’s help in finding forgery, mail theft suspect – WLOS
- Weekly analysis – 18th March 2017 to 25th March 2017
- Know the signs: Watch for latest tax scams as IRS deadline approaches – KPRC Houston
- US says Canadian accused in Yahoo hack poses flight risk – Albany Times Union
- Banks Get The Blowback When Small Businesses Are Breached – Banker & Tradesman
- Weekly analysis – 11th March 2017 to 18th March 2017
- OPP: Emergency scam continues to collect nearly $2.5 million from fraud victims – www.insideottawavalley.com/
- Ransomware on the Rise
- TA17-075A: HTTPS Interception Weakens TLS Security
- March 2017 BBB Tips – News Sentinel
- 4 Things Credit Unions Can Do to Boost Member Security Online – Credit Union Times
- 4 ways cyber criminals are attacking your data – CUinsight.com (press release)
- Home Depot to Pay $27.25m in Latest Data Breach Settlement – Infosecurity Magazine
- POLICE NEWS: Driver sent to hospital suffering medical condition – New Jersey Hills
- Weekly analysis – 4th March 2017 to 11th March 2017
- How to Cancel a Check – WHIO.com – WHIO
Although not a new form of malicious internet spam, ransomware has increased dramatically throughout 2016 and into 2017- with spam emails up 6,000% since 2015, according to IBM. It’s only getting worse.
Social media can be described as one of the most renowned and used bits of technology established in the 21st century. It’s everywhere- Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Instagram, LinkedIn, Pintrest, Tumblr, Snapchat, Myspace, and a few hundred various dating sites. Not only is it everywhere, but it’s still expanding as more people each year join at least one form of social media. According to the Pew Research Center, nearly 70% of all Americans use social media today, a big jump up from 5% in 2005, and 50% in 2011.
Do you find yourself forgetting your various passwords, and compensate by reusing the same one across multiple logins, or just using simple passwords that are easy to remember? With a password manager, you won’t have to worry about sacrificing security when utilizing multiple accounts.
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“Cloudflare, a service that helps optimize the security and performance of more than 5.5 million websites, warned customers today that a recently fixed software bug exposed a range of sensitive information that could have included passwords and cookies and tokens used to authenticate users.”
Big data is here to stay. Which means companies everywhere, including Facebook and Google, are tracking and mining user data in every way that they can. This also means that hackers will try to collect that data and use it for their own malicious purposes.
In today’s world, while security and privacy still go hand-in-hand, it’s not possible to retain total anonymity unless you are off the grid to the Internet of Things. So, for this moment in time when privacy is most critical, you need to find ways to protect yourself.
Listed below are the top 5 ways you can protect your privacy online:
You could be well on your way to being savings-savvy by the end of 2017 with this simple money savings hack! It is called the 52-Week Money Challenge. This challenge is so simple to wrap your mind around and won’t break your bank account or leave your wallet empty. In fact, if you follow the challenge to the letter, you can have almost $1400 in savings by this coming December. Put your savings account to good use and join the challenge!
Rules to get started:
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Skimmers are legitimate looking card readers that grab the information from your card, once inserted. Typically, skimmers are attached to ATM terminals so that they can grab information from everyone and anyone who swipes their card. Some skimmers even allow for the ATM user to complete their intended transaction (retrieve money from the account, check account balance, deposit funds, etc.) while stealing the information.
The skimmer is designed to look exactly like the slot you put your Debit/Credit card in. It is designed to fit over top of the existing card reader.
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
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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.