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5 Scam Prevention Tips for Seniors

How can people who didn’t grow up with technology protect themselves against some of the most common types of online fraud? 5 Scam Prevention Tips for Seniors Did you know that scammers prey on the elderly more than any other age group? In fact, one study found that seniors lose approximately $36.5 billion each year to fraud and scam artists. If you’re a senior, it’s important to be aware of the common scams out...

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Child Abduction 101: Difference between Kidnapping and Abduction 

How to Protect Your Children from Being Kidnapped or Abduction  Every parent wants to do everything they can to prevent their child from being kidnapped or abducted. But what’s the difference between the two?  Most people think that kidnapping and abduction are one and the same, but there is actually a big difference between the two.  Kidnapping is defined as taking a person against their will, with the intent to hold them for ransom...

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5 Cyber Tips for Cautious Online Activity

It’s almost time for the holiday season which means people love to share what they shop for, events and parties they attend and more. From posting to social media to shopping online, the more convenience we have at our fingertips, so do cybercriminals and others with bad intent. Check out these cyber tips below to use caution with your online activity. You are responsible for your online safety. Take the time to not make...

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Strong Password Tips

Online Safety Guidelines for Strong Passwords Quick tips for creating and saving your online passwords and making them strong. Make Passwords Long Use passwords longer than six characters when possible. Especially with most characters being from the Alphabet.  Don’t Use Personal Information Avoid using demographics, birthdates or names from your loved ones. Including pets.  Change Passwords Often Make sure to review your passwords and change them frequently. Such as quarterly. But no longer than...

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7 Best Online Safety Tips

Best 7 Online Safety Tips Video for Cybersecurity Awareness Month October is National Cybersecurity Awareness Month. Here are some basic online tips from Making Sense of Security to keep your digital activity safe. Don’t Give Out Personal Information Avoid online phishing attempts by keeping your personal information private. Don’t give out your phone number, social security information, or banking info to someone you don’t know. Create Complex Passwords Create passwords with a combination of...

Simple steps to protect yourself against identity theft

Simple steps to protect yourself against identity theft

As we enter the New Year, be sure to keep up, or adopt, these good data security habits to avoid identity theft   Are you doing enough to reduce the risk of having your identity stolen? As you start the New Year, this is a good time to reflect on what kinds of measures you should take to prevent thieves from stealing and using your Personally Identifiable Information (PII) for fraudulent activities. As more...

Phishing Emails Are After Credentials

Most Phishing Emails Are After Credentials

Most Phishing Emails Are After Credentials 57% of phishing emails in 2020 were designed for stealing credentials, according to Cofense’s most recent Annual State of Phishing Report. Meanwhile, just 12% of phishing attacks last year were used for delivering malware. Cofense believes this is because credential phishing emails are better at bypassing email security filters than emails with malicious attachments or download links. Likewise, conversational phishing attacks, like business email compromise (BEC), have grown more...

Cybersecurity: Hacking Proprietary Protocols with Sharks and Pandas

Cybersecurity: Hacking Proprietary Protocols with Sharks and Pandas

There is a constant war which plagues cybersecurity; perhaps not only in cybersecurity, but in the world all around us is a battle between good and evil.  In cybersecurity if the “evil” side understands or pays more attention to a technology than the “good” side, we see a spike in cyber-attacks. The human race commonly fears what it doesn’t understand.  In a time of war, this fear is even greater if one side understands...

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