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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

8 Tips to Prevent Post Holiday Credit Card Fraud

by Robert Siciliano

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With your cards being used online, over the phone and in person it’s easy to lose track of purchases. The key is keep good records and be diligent about your security. Here are eight great tips that will go a super long way in preventing post holiday account takeover in the form of credit card fraud. … Continue Reading

Avoiding Disaster Relief Charity Scams

by Robin Slade

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Many people respond generously in the face of disasters, whether they happen close to home or around the globe. Natural disasters bring with them high scam risk. The Federal Trade Commission and Homeland Security’s Computer Emergency Readiness Team (us-cert.gov) reminders indicate that email scams and hacking … Continue Reading

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