Passphrases

Passphrases

Background Passwords are something you use almost every day, from accessing your email or banking online to purchasing goods or accessing your smartphone. However, passwords are also one of your weakest points; if someone learns or guesses your password they…

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Beware Of QuickBooks Phishing Scam

Beware of QuickBooks Phishing Scam

If you're a QuickBooks user, you may see an email with the subject line, "QuickBooks Support: Change Request". This is yet another attempt by cybercriminals to trick you into clicking on a link or opening an attachment that downloads malicious…

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Social Engineering: It Could Happen To You

Social Engineering: It Could Happen to You

You get a phone call from someone from “Microsoft Technical Support”, telling you they have determined your computer has been infected with a virus and that they want to help you secure it. They then ask for remote access to…

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Using Facebook Messenger? Read This!

Using Facebook Messenger? Read This!

Repeat after me: Think before you click. By now, we should all be aware that malicious files lurk in email attachments and links - and more recently, in image files. Now the bad guys have expanded their exploits to Facebook…

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Secure Disposal Of Mobile Devices

Secure Disposal of Mobile Devices

In this age of ever-changing technology, advances to mobile devices are occurring rapidly and devices soon become outdated. As you upgrade to the latest technology, it is important to be aware of how to properly dispose of mobile devices, including…

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New Fraud Scheme Involving CP 2000 Notices

New Fraud Scheme Involving CP 2000 Notices

The latest fraud scheme involves a phony IRS CP 2000 Notice and isn’t just affecting computer users. What is CP 2000? The IRS notice claims, “the income and/or payment information we have on file doesn’t match the information you reported…

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What Makes A Good Password?

What Makes a Good Password?

Q: What's the most common password? A: The word "password". Many of us are guilty of creating passwords that are easy to remember - which also makes them easy for cybercriminals to crack. A hacker's computer can easily guess over 1 billion…

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The 2012 LinkedIn Data Breach Still Affects You

The 2012 LinkedIn Data Breach Still Affects You

The original 2012 LinkedIn data breach turns out to have been much larger than the estimated 6.5 million username and passwords that were stolen. There are really more than 100 million records compromised and LinkedIn is sending emails to these users…

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