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Malvertising on the Rise!

Everybody Panic! Malvertising on the Rise Source: Website Magazine, March 2017 Issue   According to Website Magazine (March 2017 Issue – “Digital threat management solution RiskIQ released its annual malvertising report and it appears 2016 witnessed a 132 percent increase in total “malvertisements,” which are delivered through ad networks such as Google and Facebook and […]

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The Cost of an Average Cyberattack

According to Website Magazine (November 2016 Edition)   “Kaspersky Lab released research that indicates a single cyber-security incident costs large businesses, on average, a total of $861,000 while SMBs lose an average of $86,5000. According to the results of the “Measuring the Financial Impact of IT Security on Businesses” report, which was based on the […]

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Fake Bank Email

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I received this email the other day, so I thought I’d share with you some ways that you can tell if you received a fake bank email or not.   I cannot stress enough – even if you receive a REAL email from your bank NEVER click on a link contained in the email; always […]

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Hoopla about the New Chip Cards

Okay, so by now almost all of us have had our regular debit/credit cards replaces with ones that have this little microchip on them and that (now) require you to leave your card in the device/card reader until the transaction is completed.   I, for one, was a bit irritated – I just didn’t see […]

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13 Ways Con Artists Can Steal Your Money

This information was reprinted from a pamphlet/booklet created by the AARP Foundation: www.aarp.org/fraudwatchnetwork   “Identity theft, investment fraud and scams rob millions of Americans of their hard-earned money. Last year, 13 million people were victims of identity theft alone – that’s one person every 2 seconds.”   ONE PERSON EVERY 2 SECONDS   Identity Theft […]

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Spam & Phishing

Content provided by: StaySafeOnline.org https://staysafeonline.org/stay-safe-online/keep-a-clean-machine/spam-and-phishing     Cybercriminals have become quite savvy in their attempts to lure people in and get you to click on a link or open an attachment.   The email they send can look just like it comes from a financial institution, e-commerce site, government agency or any other service or […]

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