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Password Selection, Protection & Management

by Robin Slade

Picking Strong Passwords

There’s not much you can’t do today using your computer or mobile phone. You can work, shop, bank, book travel, play games, schedule appointments, meet your soul mate, make your restaurant reservations, set your fantasy football lineup (go Gizzards!), converse with your friends via Facebook, bid on a potato chip with a burnt silhouette of Ringo Starr… you know what I mean. … Continue Reading

Become a Champion – Support Fraud Prevention Education

by the FraudAvengers Founders

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With our growing success, hard dollar operating costs are also increasing. FraudAvengers is asking for your financial help to allow us to serve the needs of our expanding readership. … Continue Reading

After Anthem Breach – How to Deal with Phishing Scams

by Federal Trade Commission

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When internet fraudsters impersonate a business to trick you into giving out your personal information, it’s called phishing. Don’t reply to email, text, or pop-up messages that ask for your personal or financial information. Don’t click on links within them either – even if the message seems to be from an organization you trust. It isn’t. … Continue Reading

Raising Digital Citizens

Teach your children to become good digital citizens with these resources.

by Stay Safe Online

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The Internet is a wonderful place for learning and entertainment, but like the world around us, it can pose dangers if precautions are not taken. Allowing free access puts your child, your computer and your personal data at risk. … Continue Reading

Heartbleed: Free Tool To Check if That Site is Safe

by Robert Siciliano

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I’m sure you’ve heard the news about Heartbleed by now (unless you’re in vacation wonderland and have taken a tech break). This is a serious vulnerability in the core of the Internet and is something we all should be concerned about. … Continue Reading

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Scammers targeting victims through Instagram

Millions of consumers use Instagram to look through their friends’ vacation photos and post selfies. Unfortunately, scammers follow social media trends too and they’ve made Instagram another tool in their arsenal of tricks to try and defraud consumers. … Continue Reading

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Latest Scam Follows a Big Data Breach

There seems to always be a data breach in the headlines – so what’s the latest scam making news these days?

Consumers need to be aware of phishing scams following a big data breach. Cyber criminals can use information they have just stolen to phish for even more information.
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Scammers Impersonate the Police

We know scammers are out there, impersonating the authorities and conjuring up different schemes to fool people into giving them money. They might say they’re calling from the IRS because you owe taxes. Or claim they’re from the FTC, calling to help you recover money lost to a scammer. But now we’re hearing about a new ploy: scammers are impersonating the police! That takes some chutzpah, huh? … Continue Reading

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