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There are a lot of scams being perpetrated by the unscrupulous wanting to make a buck. Many of them are surprisingly simple to pull off and therefore, persist and evolve over time and to keep up with current events. With the recent weather patterns depositing massive amounts of wind and …

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Currently, your Automated Clearing House (ACH) payments may take up to three business days to post to your account. However, the three-day wait-time is about to change. To increase the speed of ACH payments, NACHA, the Electronic Payments Association has adopted new rules to be implemented in three …

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There is a lot of talk about avoiding becoming a victim of malware.  But, how do you know and what do you do if your computer is compromised? Below are some signs that you have been infected with malware. Some are less serious, like unwanted browser tool bars appearing and …

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It’s being reported that while financial institutions were formerly on a downward trajectory with respect to malware attacks, it has since changed. These organizations are reporting an uptick in malware sightings and they are not limiting their targeted currencies to the traditional. Crypto-currencies are also in the crosshairs …

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Almost everything you can do from a computer these days can be accessed via a web browser. You just enter a URL address in the address bar and off you go. Because web browsing is such a big part of the online world these days, it’s important to be …

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Attention to everyone who still uses easy-to-guess passwords and phrases for online accounts. In a presentation to Black Hat attendees this year, Department of Justice (DOJ) officials discussed how they took down a Russian cybercriminal in 2014. No, they didn’t trace his activity or bug his home …

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Google continues to try and help users protect their devices from malware. The company recently released a new product that helps Android users, on both tablets and smartphones detect installations of malicious applications. If you use the Android operating system, give Google Play Protect (GPP) a try. It is one …

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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. They use the …

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Putting cookies in perspective, Girl Scouts USA (GSUSA) will offer cyber security badges starting in 2018. In a two-pronged approach, GSUSA embraces their growing concern for the safety of its young Scouts online. They also take aim with the significant lack of career focus for girls and women in …

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There is never a bad time to review password and social security safety. Always remember to do the following to make sure that your personal information remains secure. Change your passwords monthly or  quarterly If you are using the same password on multiple sites, change it everywhere you use it …

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