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Scammers truly won’t give up. That’s because once they find something that works, it  can result in a significant payoff. Recently, some of them have figured out how to trick Apple iOS users into giving up their iCloud passwords. And it is a surprisingly simplistic attack. It …

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Cyber criminals will use whatever they can think of to try to get your online banking credentials or other information they can sell on the dark web. Here are five ways they use social media to do it and how you can avoid giving up your information, in no particular …

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On Monday night, trick-or-treaters will converge on neighborhoods across our nation. It doesn’t take much for families to get distracted by all the festivities.  When that happens, many people forget about safety. Here are a few things to remember to keep your children safe when they’re …

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A researcher from a university in Belgium has discovered a weakness that can be exploited in nearly all Wi-Fi routers. It is cleverly being referred to as KRACK, which is an acronym for “key reinstallation attacks.” Suffice it to say, that anyone using a Wi-Fi connection is vulnerable …

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In 1924, Roy Bergengren, one of the architects of the credit union movement, reflected on what a credit union can do for people. “The credit union is, in fact, a bridge,” Bergengren wrote in the inaugural issue of “The Bridge,” the official newsletter of the American credit union movement, which …

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It starts with an email from Amazon and likely ends with “You’ll need an Amazon Gift Card to pay.” In addition to Amazon Gift Cards,  iTunes, Walmart, and others gift cards are used for all types of email scams. Many unwilling consumers fall prey to expertly faked emails from …

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Protecting your login credentials can get a bit tricky.  There are smartphones, the work computer, the laptop, the tablet, and occasionally the public computer. Logging on multiple devices to perform tasks such as checking email and performing banking transactions leaves us a bit more vulnerable to having our credentials stolen …

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After a major data breach, many people consider freezing their credit reports. It’s not a bad idea, if you don’t need access to your credit right away. It can give you peace of mind if someone does get a hold of your social security number or other information …

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If you have a mobile device, you have probably made use of Bluetooth technology. Bluetooth can helps us do things like connect to wireless headsets, wireless keyboards for or computers, connect our mobile phones to our vehicles’ infotainment systems, and even use a digital key to unlock hotel room doors …

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It has been reported that 143 million United States (U.S.) consumers have been affected by the most recent breach involving the credit-reporting agency, Equifax. In response to this breach, Equifax has created a website that allows a consumer to enter the last six digits of their social security …

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