Over the holidays, there is often an uptick in scams and fraud.
Be on the lookout for the Better Business Bureau's "12 Scams of Christmas".
Today’s technology allows us to connect around the world, to bank and shop online, and to control our televisions, homes, and cars from our smartphones. With this added convenience comes an increased risk of identity theft and Internet scams.
#BeCyberSmart on the Internet—at home, at school, at work, on mobile devices, and on the go.
Public Wi-Fi networks can now be found almost everywhere – in airports, coffee shops, libraries, restaurants, malls, and hotels – making it easy for anyone to connect to the Internet wherever they are. Although these Wi-Fi hotspots can be convenient, they are not always secure, potentially exposing you to online risks and presenting an opportunity for cybercriminals to steal sensitive information. It is important to understand these risks and take measures to protect yourself while connecting to Wi-Fi networks.
For children and young adults, online games can be educational and provide interaction with others.
However, it is important to recognize the risks associated with online games and take steps to make sure your kids are staying safe online.
More and more of our home devices— including thermostats, door locks, coffee machines, and smoke alarms—are now connected to the Internet.
These advances in technology are innovative and intriguing, however they also pose a new set of security risks.
From the top leadership to the newest employee, cybersecurity requires the vigilance of everyone to keep data, customers, and capital safe and secure.
October is Cyber-Security Month!
All month long we will be posting tips and resources to help keep yourself cyber-secure.
Our first post: 20 Ways to Block Mobile Attacks
Don't let your guard down just because you're on a mobile device. Be just as careful as you would on a desktop!
The Federal Trade Commission received more than 2.1 million fraud reports from consumers in 2020, according to newly released data, with imposter scams remaining the most common type of fraud reported to the agency.
Online shopping was the second-most common fraud category reported by consumers, elevated by a surge of reports in the early days of the pandemic.
Consumers reported losing more than $3.3 billion to fraud in 2020.
When it comes to protecting your accounts, you are most likely already using some type of
password. There are several ways to authenticate yourself into an account: something you have,
something you know, something you are, somewhere you are.
While no sole step will stop all cyber criminals, one of the most important steps you
can take is to enable something called two-factor authentication on your most important accounts.
As online learning becomes increasingly prevalent in schools and universities, it is important to understand some basic cybersecurity steps that students, parents, faculty and staff can take to help make sure they move to the top of the class securely.
Make sure you use your cloud services properly. How you access and share your data can often have a far greater impact on the security of your data than anything else.
How can you tell if you’re dealing with a debt relief scammer? Because they ask you to pay them before they do anything for you.
Scammers try to take advantage of those dealing with debt – but there’s legitimate help out there.
Many of the crimes that occur in real life happen on the internet too. Credit card fraud, identity theft, embezzlement, and more, all can be and are being done online.
Seniors are considered easy targets by criminals because they might not know how to report cybercrimes against them.
Mobile apps enable us to be more productive, communicate and share with others, train and educate, or just have more fun. Here are steps you can take to securely use and make the most of today’s mobile apps.
How Do Phone Call Attacks Work?
First, understand that these criminals are usually after your money, information, or access to your
computer (or all three). They do this by tricking you...