Cybersecurity Alert - How to avoid a phishing attack

According to Wikipedia, "Phishing is the fraudulent attempt to obtain sensitive information such as usernames, passwords, and credit card details (and money), often for malicious reasons, by disguising as a trustworthy entity in an electronic communication..." Here are six tips on how to spot phishing attacks and prevent the bad guys from stealing your credentials, identity, credit cards an...

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Cybersecurity When in doubt throw that email out!

At work, home and on the go, we are constantly receiving emails. Some of these emails are not what they seem. The bad guys are getting better at creating convincing emails that appear to come from your bank, credit card or other popular websites. Gone are the days of the poorly written and obvious scam emails. Contained within the email will be links to convincing copycat sites under the bad gu...

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Cybersecurity Alert - Gmail account password change text message scam

There is a new scam where hackers send you a text that asks you about a password reset on your gmail account, and if you did not, text STOP. This is a scam. The bad guys asked for that password reset and now want you to send them the authorization code! Don't fall for it. Remember that Gmail or any other web email service will never ask if you *don't* want to do something with your account....

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Cybersecurity Be Safe When Shopping Online

Shopping online is fast, easy and convenient and can be fun too. It can also be dangerous. 46% of Americans have been victims of credit card fraud in the past 5 years. Don't be a victim! If you are not careful your accounts and credit cards may be harvested by the bad guys and your money spent before you know it. Follow these tips for added online safety: Shop on familiar websites. ...

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It’s Holiday Season for the bad guys too!

It's Holiday Season for the bad guys too! But not the way you might think. They go into scam-overdrive mode. Black Friday and Cyber Monday are the busiest on-line shopping days and they are out to get rich with your money. So what to look out for? At the moment, there are literally thousands of fake sites, looking just like the real thing. Don't fall for it. Make sure the site you go to is t...

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Cybersecurity Spring Cleaning for your Devices

Don't be an app hoarder! Look through your apps and ask yourself "do I use it?", "do I need it?". Every app is a potential security risk just waiting to bite you. The bad guys are always looking for vulnerable apps and new flaws in apps are discovered every day. DON'T BE A VICTIM! Here are some useful links for uninstalling apps: Windows 10

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Password Tips to Avoid Disaster

Use these six simple password tips to increase your online safety and avoid disaster. Use a strong, unique password for each website. Yes, you will have to use a password management application such as Webcloak SafeKeeper. Do not reuse passwords! If one of your passwords is compromised then all are compromised. Periodically change your passwords for your email, bank and online s...

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Scam Alert: IRS Urges Taxpayers to Watch Out for Erroneous Refunds; Beware of Fake Calls to Return Money to a Collection Agency

The Internal Revenue Service today warned taxpayers of a quickly growing scam involving erroneous tax refunds being deposited into their bank accounts. The IRS also offered a step-by-step explanation for how to return the funds and avoid being scammed. Following up on a Security Summit alert issued Feb. 2, the IRS issued this additional warning about the new scheme a...

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