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Scam Alert: The High Cost of “Free” Vacations

​Your partner is late getting home for dinner. The kids are whining. The pets are underfoot. Wouldn’t you like to get away from it all? That phone call offering a free or discounted cruise sounds…

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Spotting Caller ID Spoofing
June 11, 2018

​Have you looked at your caller ID and thought you recognized the number, but when you answered, there was only a scammer on the other end? You’re not alone. You’re one of many victims of caller ID spoofing, the practice of making a telecomm…

​Have you looked at your caller ID and thought you recognized the number, but when you answered, there was only a scammer on the other end? You’re not alone. You’re one of many victims of caller ID spoofing, the practice of making a telecomm…

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Helpful Tips
Pros and Cons of DIY Credit Monitoring
June 04, 2018

​You’ve probably seen or heard more advertising about credit monitoring protection lately. And why do they bother with those infomercials full of scare tactics? After all, you can order free annual credit reports from each of the three major…

​You’ve probably seen or heard more advertising about credit monitoring protection lately. And why do they bother with those infomercials full of scare tactics? After all, you can order free annual credit reports from each of the three major…

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Helpful Tips
Digital Assistants and Privacy: Is there an Echo in here?
May 28, 2018

​Do you remember when business people carried around personal digital assistants like Palm Pilots and Blackberries? Fast forward to today, when almost 72% of the U.S .population has smartphones, and our lives are full of voice-activated and…

​Do you remember when business people carried around personal digital assistants like Palm Pilots and Blackberries? Fast forward to today, when almost 72% of the U.S .population has smartphones, and our lives are full of voice-activated and…

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For Password Security, Longer Is Better
May 23, 2018

Remember when experts were advising us to create complex passwords that contained a mix of capital and lowercase letters, numbers, and special figures like dollar signs and question marks? Well, a recent series of studies from Carnegie Mellon…

Remember when experts were advising us to create complex passwords that contained a mix of capital and lowercase letters, numbers, and special figures like dollar signs and question marks? Well, a recent series of studies from Carnegie Mellon…

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Helpful Tips
Keeping Kids Safe on Social Media
May 21, 2018

​From the time they can talk and walk, we teach our kids not to talk to strangers. But on social media, kids can’t always tell who’s a stranger. GuardChild reports that 55 percent of teens have given out personal information online, including…

​From the time they can talk and walk, we teach our kids not to talk to strangers. But on social media, kids can’t always tell who’s a stranger. GuardChild reports that 55 percent of teens have given out personal information online, including…

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Helpful Tips
Click, Pay, Whoops! Is Peer-to-Peer Payment Secure?
May 07, 2018

​Do you remember back when you would go to dinner with friends and someone always forgot their wallet or found themselves short of cash? Today, many of us keep our payment accounts just a tap away. With the popularity of mobile pay and…

​Do you remember back when you would go to dinner with friends and someone always forgot their wallet or found themselves short of cash? Today, many of us keep our payment accounts just a tap away. With the popularity of mobile pay and…

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Protecting Seniors from Familiar Fraud
May 04, 2018

​A decade ago, familiar fraud made the headlines when New York heiress Brooke Astor was conned out of millions of dollars by her son and his lawyer, who even forged her signature on a new will. While the Astors’ story reads like a movie plot,…

​A decade ago, familiar fraud made the headlines when New York heiress Brooke Astor was conned out of millions of dollars by her son and his lawyer, who even forged her signature on a new will. While the Astors’ story reads like a movie plot,…

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Helpful Tips
Easing Password Pain
May 01, 2018

Does keeping track of your passwords make your head hurt? If so, you’re not alone. Surveys find that the average user has anywhere from 6 to 130 passwords across work, online shopping and bill-paying, social media, and other online accounts. As…

Does keeping track of your passwords make your head hurt? If so, you’re not alone. Surveys find that the average user has anywhere from 6 to 130 passwords across work, online shopping and bill-paying, social media, and other online accounts. As…

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Starting Your Own Business? Don’t Forget Security
April 30, 2018

​Are you the entrepreneurial type? Have you considered stepping away from the corporate game and becoming your own boss? If you have, you are in excellent company! According to the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), there are nearly 30…

​Are you the entrepreneurial type? Have you considered stepping away from the corporate game and becoming your own boss? If you have, you are in excellent company! According to the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), there are nearly 30…

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Protecting Your Privacy on the Internet Overview
April 27, 2018

​The Internet can be an amazing place - what would we do without it? We can find almost anything we need, whether we’re conducting research for school or work, looking up restaurant or movie reviews for a fun night out, or just browsing social…

​The Internet can be an amazing place - what would we do without it? We can find almost anything we need, whether we’re conducting research for school or work, looking up restaurant or movie reviews for a fun night out, or just browsing social…

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