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Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat, LinkedIn. These and many others are all online social networking sites that can lead to lots of sharing and fun, but also carry risks. Online social networks are not harmless. Anyone participating in a social network online assumes some risk of becoming a victim of a …

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Even the unscrupulous want to stay fit these days; to the point they are willing to commit warranty fraud to get a new Fitbit. In the most recent instance, some Fitbit users found that someone was able to log into their accounts and change their passwords and subsequently request new …

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Most everyone now has some size of network inside their homes or small office. Unfortunately, this means we are leaving a few vulnerabilities inside what we believe is our fortress of internet security. Just because all your “stuff” is behind your locked front door, doesn’t mean …

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If you have been one of the estimated hundreds of thousands of victims of a ransomware attack, you know how frustrating it can be. Even if you have followed good security practices and backed up your important files, doing that can also take time and increase your heart rate. Now …

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Malware is just as a real threat to individuals as it is to financial institutions or any organization with sensitive data. Short for “malicious software,” malware spreads through home computers and other electronic devices like wild fire. Stealing passwords and personal information and hijacking browsers is typical of most malware …

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If you have an email address, it is very likely you have received spam of some type. In fact, if you have not received many of these, it would be quite a shock and many would like to know the secret. Most of us have received multiple requests asking us …

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The following email entitled “Your Online Access has been Disabled” has been identified as a phishing scam. If you receive an email like this, do not click any of the links found within the email, just delete it from your inbox. SDFCU values your security and would never send you …

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If you haven’t shut off your Android™ smart phone in a while, you may want to do that. When you do, take out the battery and re-insert it.  There is a new type of malware that makes the phone look as if it is shutting down, but …

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Web browsing is one of the top ways that computers become infected with malware today.  With that in mind it is easy to understand why organizations continue to focus their attention on web browsing security.  One of the biggest mistakes that employees make when it comes to web browsing is …

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We have a lot of passwords these days used for everything from online magazine subscriptions to logging in to check our healthcare information. We trust many others with sensitive information and the only thing between us and that information is often, only a password. Protecting that information is critical. Following …

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