Category Archives: Computer Security

Malware

Adware Adware, or advertising-supported software, is any software package which automatically plays, displays, or downloads advertisements to a computer after the software is installed on it or while the application is being used. It is usually integrated into or bundled Read More »

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Types of Scams

Phishing Phishing is a scam where Internet fraudsters request personal information (such as User IDs, PINs, and identifying information), from users online. These requests are most commonly in the form of an email from an organization with which you may Read More »

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ATM & Debit Card Safety

Treat your card like cash. Always store card in a safe place. Keep your PIN a secret. Do not disclose information about your card over the telephone. Never disclose information about your card in response to an unsolicited email or Read More »

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Email Security Guidelines

Question suspicious emails. We will never send you an email asking for confidential information or your Online Banking ID or PIN. If you receive an email that appears to be suspicious, do not reply to it or click on the Read More »

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Security Guidelines

Use a current Internet browser with 128-bit encryption that supports secure and private transactions. Consider using the built-in security features that are provided with your Internet browser instead of disabling them. Use a software or hardware firewall to protect your Read More »

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Defend against ID Theft as soon as you suspect it

Request a copy of your credit reports from each of the credit bureaus at www.AnnualCreditReport.com or  888.322.8228. It is free of charge once a year. Check your financial statements regularly. Call the three credit bureaus to be placed on “Fraud Alert” or “Security Freeze”. Read More »

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Ways Criminals Get Your Personal Information

One of the most popular ways  criminals steal your identity is by obtaining personal information from statements or bills that you throw away. Many experts recommend that you always shred sensitive documents before disposing of them. Stealing checking/savings account statements, credit card statements, pre-approved Read More »

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Corporate Account Takeover

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Corporate Account Takeover is the business equivalent of personal identity theft.

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Common Financial Frauds Schemes

Computer Security and Fraud Prevention Common Financial Frauds/Schemes Telemarketing Fraud click to read more When you send money to people you do not know personally or give personal or financial information to unknown callers, you increase your chances of becoming Read More »

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Computer Security and Fraud Protection FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions on Computer Security Q: Do I have to buy expensive software to clean viruses from my computer? A: There are reputable programs available for free on the internet that may meet your needs. Be sure to do Read More »

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