- Keep Your Browser Updated to Reduce Threats!
- French Macron campaign confirms phishing attempts, says no data stolen – Zawya
- Macron Campaign Confirms Phishing Attempts, Says No Data Stolen – U.S. News & World Report
- How To Protect Yourself From Cybertheft – IowaWatch.org
- Tech Time: Policies and vendors and staff! Oh, my! – CUinsight.com (press release)
- Don’t Get Fooled Again: Consumers, Businesses Targeted By a Relentless Stream of Scams – Enterprise
- Russian Hackers Who Targeted Clinton Appear to Attack France’s Macron – New York Times
- Would the Person Who Stole My Identity Kindly Return It? – WorkersCompensation.com (press release)
- No such thing as a free lunch, or free movies – Clinton Herald
- Weekly analysis – 15th April 2017 to 22nd April 2017
- 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
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
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“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:
Life Hacker recently posted a list of the Top 10 Tech Security Basics that Everyone Should Know. Listed below are the top 5: Read more
Privacy policies – most if not all reputable websites have them. Privacy policies are helpful in telling website visitors about which information is being collected and tracked. However, typical privacy policies are long and full of legal jargon that can be overwhelming and dare I say boring to the average website user. Let’s face it, most people don’t ever read them. Read more
Is your computer safe? Did you know that hackers can brute force their way remotely, into your computer? Listed below are the top 10 usernames and passwords to avoid using: Read more