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Financial Readiness = Mission Readiness

by Council of the Better Business Bureau

Honor Vets

Are you a member of the military? Or know someone who is? BBB Military Line is here for you. BBB Military Line provides financial literacy and consumer education resources to members of each branch of service, retirees, and their family members. … Continue Reading

BYOD: Beware of Your Own Device—and the People Who Carry Them

by ID Experts

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Mobile devices allow you to do amazing things: play Candy Crush Saga in a boring meeting, download your alma mater’s fight song, get the calorie count of the Costco-sized pizza you bought. … Continue Reading

How secure is that mobile app?

by Federal Trade Commission

MobileApplications

A long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away, people used phones primarily to call each other. Strange, huh?

Today, in this galaxy, many of us depend on our phones to take care of everyday tasks like waking up on time, keeping track of our calories, and sharing photos and updates. … Continue Reading

10 Simple Tips to Bank Safely Online

by Robert Siciliano

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One of the issues I’m passionate about, as an online-security analyst, is that of banking safely online; so I recommend the following simple tips to help ensure your security in cyberspace. … Continue Reading

Beware of Rich Text “Poisened” Files

by Debra N. Diener J.D. CIPP G

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This is a “heads up” for people who use Rich Text (RTF) files. Brad Chacos reported recently that hackers are using “poisoned” RTF files to gain control of consumers’ PCs (www.csoonline; “Just previewing email can give attackers control of your PC, Microsoft warns”; March 25, 2014). … Continue Reading

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