Protect Your Data When Using Money Apps

Privacy and security are a concern no matter what you’re doing on your phone. However, they become even more of a concern when you’re using a money app. By giving these apps access to highly sensitive financial info, such as bank passwords, personal data, and banking transactions, you become vulnerable to higher security risks.  […]

Stay Safe Online During Tax Time

Think Before Supplying Sensitive Information Unsolicited emails, calls, or texts that prompt you to click on a link or share valuable personal and financial information are very likely scams. With your personal data, online thieves can swindle funds and/or commit identity theft. Learn how to recognize a scam with the following tips:   IRS Communications:[…]

Gone Phishing

Don’t Take the Bait Phishing attacks are fraudulent email messages appearing to come from a legitimate source (e.g., your supervisor, HR, or your bank). These messages include links pointed to fake websites, or allow malicious programs to run in the background of your computer, in an attempt to collect private information.   It is impossible[…]

Don’t Forget to Secure Your Mobile Devices

Smartphones and tablet computers are convenient tools to mobile workers, but they introduce a ton of security risks. Here are some do’s and don’ts to ensure you stay safe as possible while using these devices:   DO configure your devices securely. That means enabling auto-lock with an unlock password, creating a strong complex password, disabling[…]

Is Credit Monitoring Enough to Keep Your Identity Safe?

Identity theft can be a time-consuming and costly hassle, but there are measures you can take to protect your personal information and avoid the headache. One tool that can help is credit monitoring. But what exactly does credit monitoring do? And more importantly, is it enough to keep you safe?   What is credit monitoring?[…]

Are Your Online Habits Putting Your Accounts & Identity at Risk?

I’m wondering how many people have returned to their old habits now that the Equifax data breach is not in the news every day. Protecting personal information to avoid identity theft needs to be ongoing. There is probably no way to remove all risk of identity theft, but there are many steps that can be[…]

Protect Yourself From Identity Theft

ID theft is real … these eight steps can secure your identity for less.   1. Get serious, not scared Don’t let the horror stories freak you out. The worst-case scenario—where someone opens new credit-card accounts or commits other crimes using your name, Social Security number, or other information—is relatively uncommon. That nightmare happened to less[…]

Can You Spot a Spoofed Email Address?

Making emails look as if they came from a trusted colleague or friend is a critical tool used by attackers.   It’s easy enough to fake what appears in the “from” or “reply- to” line of an email message. That’s the bad news. The good news? If you dig a little deeper, you can usually[…]

Helpful Tips to Keep Your Mobile Device Secure

As mobile devices increase in popularity, cybercriminals are continuously looking for ways to exploit vulnerabilities in apps, operating systems, and so ware. It does not matter which type of phone you have. Not taking care of your phone could lead to the theft of credit card credentials, e-mail passwords, and contact lists. The following are[…]