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Tuesday, 27 February 2018 15:38

Change Your Security Question Answers Now

The Password Security Answers You Should Not Use Protect Your Identity and Account Logins In 2008, a 20-year-old college student hacked the Yahoo! email account for then vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin because he was able to figure out the answers to her password security questions by using Google searches to find her ZIP code, birthdate, and where she met her husband. Today, with so much of our personal information available on social media, strong passwords are no longer enough to divert hackers because many common security questions are not as secure as they once were.  Hackers Can Easily Learn About Your…
Wednesday, 21 February 2018 00:22

Beware of IRS Taxpayer Scams

The Latest Scam Alert: Scams Targeting Taxpayers The IRS Urges Taxpayers to Watch Out for Erroneous Refunds; Beware of Fake Calls to Return Money to a Collection Agency On February 2nd, the Internal Revenue Service warned taxpayers of a quickly growing scam involving erroneous tax refunds being deposited into their bank accounts. The IRS also offered a step-by-step explanation for how to return the funds and avoid being scammed. Following up on a Security Summit alert, the IRS issued this additional warning about the new scheme after discovering more tax practitioners’ computer files have been breached. In addition, the number of…
Wednesday, 14 February 2018 17:31

Don’t Get Scammed Online for Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day is today, February 14. The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) offers tips for protecting yourself online before, during and after the “day of love”: Be wary of "too good to be true" deals. Free flower bouquet offers, all-expense paid trips, free gift cards – if a deal sounds too good to be true, it probably is. Slow down and think twice before clicking on such deals, especially around holidays. Recognize an online dating scam artist. Online dating is more popular than ever. Look for signs that your suitor may be only interested in your money – if they press…
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