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Tax Identity Theft Awareness Week

Tax Identity Theft Awareness Week is January 29 to February 2, and many federal agencies are offering information and resources to help consumers learn to protect themselves from tax-related identity theft and Internal Revenue Service (IRS) imposter scams. Continued…

Data Privacy Day Reminds Everyone About The Value Of Their Personal Information And How To Manage Online Privacy

Technology makes it easy to connect to the virtual world around you. Continued…

Today’s Predictions For Tomorrow’s Internet

Smart cities, connected devices, digitized records, as well as smart cars and homes, have become a new reality. While there are tremendous benefits to this technology, it is critical to understand how to use these cutting-edge innovations in safe and secure ways. Continued…

Helping Others Secure Themselves

In this issue we encourage and provide steps for those who are comfortable with technology to help secure others who are confused or intimidated by today’s high-tech world. Help create a global network of security ambassadors by sharing this edition with your family, friends, and coworkers.
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FTC Releases Alerts On Protecting Against Identity Theft

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has released two alerts to educate consumers on recommended protections against identity theft after the recent data breach at Equifax. Users should consider placing security freezes with the three major credit reporting agencies: Equifax, Transunion, and Experian. Alternative security recommendations include using fraud alerts and free credit monitoring from Equifax. Continued…

Equifax Security Breach Information

Concerned about the Equifax security cbreach? Click here to learn more about the breach and how to protect yourself.

Potential Hurricane Harvey Phishing Scams

US-CERT warns users to remain vigilant for malicious cyber activity seeking to capitalize on interest in Hurricane Harvey. Users are advised to exercise caution in handling any email with subject line, attachments, or hyperlinks related to Hurricane Harvey, even if it appears to originate from a trusted source.

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How To Spot Malicious Mobile Apps

If an app’s permissions are not congruous with the functions it claims to provide, you should be suspicious. For example, does an app really need access to your phone calls, SMS messages, or billing to serve its purpose?

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FDIC Consumer News – Summer 2017

Learn more about 10 scams targeting bank customers, get tips for negotiating mortgage rates and read the FDIC’s responses to common questions about deposit insurance.

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FTC Announces Resource For Small Business Owners

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has released an announcement about its new website devoted to protecting small businesses.

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