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It’s that time of year again! We’re all decked out and wrapped up for some holiday cheer when scam artists come out to prey on the generosity of good-hearted people who are just trying to be in the holiday mood. Fake charities, malicious websites, and phishing emails are all part of their repertoire.  Here are [Read More]

When criminals go phishing, you don’t have to take the bait. See it, so you don’t click it. Phishing is when criminals use emails to lure you into clicking on malicious content and handing over your personal information or installing malware on your device. It’s easy to avoid a scam email once you know what [Read More]

One of the easiest ways to keep your information secure is to keep your software and apps updated.   Update often. Software updates provide security patches to keep your applications and data secure. Always keeping your software updated is an easy way to stay a step ahead of cybercriminals. Get it from the source. When [Read More]

Stay safe online with this year’s four basic cybersecurity behaviors that will set you up for success. A solid first step is using strong passwords and a password manager.  Data source: PC Mag https://www.pcmag.com/news/average-us-internet-user-is-locked-out-of-10-accounts-per-month   Strong passwords can be long or complex (ITS recommends ways to use passphrases to create a strong password). And cybersecurity [Read More]

While battling zombies and monsters, don’t let hackers get the sneak attack. Online gaming can be full of security threats to your financial and private information.  Many security strategies that apply to software and services also apply to online gaming. Make sure the game is legit and not a trojan horse that can collect your [Read More]