- Keep Your Browser Updated to Reduce Threats!
- It’s France’s Turn to Worry About Election Meddling by Russia – New York Times
- Macro Malware: Here’s What You Need to Know
- Weekly analysis – 8th April 2017 to 15th April 2017
- Survey: Americans have shallow understanding of cybersecurity – The Keene Sentinel
- Canadian judge denies bail to alleged Yahoo hacker – Albany Times Union
- MSUFCU provides tips to identify and prevent tax fraud – CUinsight.com (press release)
- MSUFCU: How to identify and prevent tax fraud – WSYM-TV
- Weekly analysis – 1st April 2017 to 8th April 2017
- Here’s why hackers find it so easy to steal your most personal data – The San Diego Union-Tribune
- Survey: Americans have shallow understanding of cybersecurity – Fayetteville Observer
- Survey: Americans have shallow understanding of cybersecurity – theday.com
- How Yahoo was breached – St. George Daily Spectrum
- Weekly analysis – 25th March 2017 to 1st April 2017
- College student loses entire refund to fraudulent tax preparer – KSAT San Antonio
- Trump’s Data Privacy Repeal & Credit Unions: Part 1 – Credit Union Times
- Is the email I received a spam email or does it contain malware? – Hometown Focus
- Thousands in Ohio Fall Victim to Phishing Scam – Government Technology
- 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
Macro Malware is not new. In fact, the threat has been around since the 90s and typically delivered in an email attachment in the form of a Microsoft Word or Excel file.
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.