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Protect Your Personal Information and Data

The internet has been called the information superhighway. But with scammers, hackers, and other bad guys trying to steal your personal information online, it’s a good idea to know how to lock down your devices, network, and information.

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Mobile Payment Apps: How To Avoid a Scam When You Use One

Mobile payment apps can be a convenient way to send and receive money with your smartphone. These apps have become very popular — and scammers may try to use them to steal your money.

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Top Banking Threat Still Email Phishing, How One Bank Is Fighting Back

One of the most prolific cyber assaults on organizations continues to be email phishing. Financial institutions in particular make lucrative, easy targets to exploit.

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Passwords are Reused 64% of the Time as the Number of Passwords to Remember Reaches Over 100

New data focusing on user cyber hygiene around password use shows users are repeatedly reusing passwords across multiple applications and environments, despite the rise in breaches.

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Invention Promotion Scams

Dishonest invention promoters lie about the profit potential of your invention to get you to pay for expensive, but often useless, services. Here’s what you need to know to avoid an invention promotion scam.

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Avoiding Scams To Lower Your Credit Card Interest Rate

Some scammy debt relief companies will say just about anything to get your money. They promise to get you a lower credit card interest rate, claiming to be able to save you thousands of dollars but they don't have special connections to do that.

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How To Safely Use Public Wi-Fi Networks

Wi-Fi hotspots in coffee shops, libraries, airports, hotels, universities, and other public places are convenient, but often they’re not secure. If you connect to a Wi-Fi network and send information through websites or mobile apps, someone else might be able to see it.

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FBI Warns of Bank Fraud Smishing Campaign

The FBI has warned of a smishing campaign that’s targeting people in the US with phony bank fraud notifications. The text messages inform users that someone has attempted to initiate a money transfer on their account.

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How Hackers Get Your Passwords and How To Defend Yourself

Despite the world’s best efforts to get everyone off passwords and onto something else (e.g., MFA, passwordless authentication, biometrics, zero trust, etc.) for decades, passwords have pervasively persisted. Today, nearly everyone has multiple forms of MFA for different applications and websites AND many, many passwords.

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How To Recover Your Hacked Email or Social Media Account

There are lots of ways to protect your personal information and data from scammers. But what happens if your email or social media account gets hacked? Here are some quick steps to help you recover your email or social media account.

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Stressful Life Events May Increase Our Susceptibility to Fraud

Technology and business sophistication have moved scam operations from the hands of small-time crooks into a booming, multibillion-dollar transnational industry. As a result, scam artists are now able to reach millions of targets within minutes.

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Don't Get Hooked Updating That Security Certificate

As if it isn’t difficult enough to determine if a website is legitimate or not, a new phishing technique is going to be keeping us all on our toes now.

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Reject A Job Or Money-Making Scam Offer

Financial Literacy Month is a good time to talk about earning, managing, and saving your money. Are you searching for a new job, investment, or business opportunity to boost your financial well-being?

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How To Recognize, Remove, and Avoid Malware

Malware is one of the biggest threats to the security of your computer, tablet, phone, and other devices. Malware includes viruses, spyware, ransomware, and other unwanted software that gets secretly installed onto your device.

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Legit QR Reader App Gets Malicious Update From TeaBot Banking Trojan

It seems QR squares and barcodes are everywhere. They are chock-full of information available with a quick scan. As a result, countless QR code reader apps are a hot item for download by smartphone users on Google Play Store...

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