Use Caution while Holiday Shopping Online

During the holidays, shopping online can reduce a lot of seasonal stress. However, with cyber scams at their peak during this time of year, make sure to safeguard your online data with these protective online shopping tips: 1)    Only shop at websites you trust It’s easy to tell whether a store is a legitimate business when shopping in-person—it’s right there in front of you. But online, businesses can be fabricated with fake websites and..

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Beware Scammers Requesting Personally Identifiable Information (PII)

Through the shadows they come with mal-intent—scammers attempting to steal your personally identifiable information (PII). These monstrous attempts can come in the form of phone calls, emails, or even messages on social media—so it is important to stay vigilant. Learn more about these scams and what to do if you are contacted by a scammer..

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Post-It No-No’s: Never Write Down Passwords

Post-its are essential school supplies; however, for storing passwords they get an F minus. A password on a post-it makes it easy for a thief or hacker to get into your system and access your private information. So, don’t learn the hard way—avoid using post-it’s to write down passwords, and discover better ways to keep..

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Fasten Your Seatbelt: Keep Data Safe While Traveling

You’re on your way, but are you sure your data is safe from hijackers on the information superhighway? If you’re using Wi-Fi abroad, your byte baggage may be at risk—especially if the Wi-Fi you are using does not require a password. So how can you protect your information from online pickpockets? Learn how to stay..

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Avoid Phishing Lures in Your Inbox

Among the many threats to your data on the web, phishing scams are becoming more prevalent. According to a recent study from the IRS, online “phishing” – or malicious emails posing as legitimate sources – increased by over 400% during the 2016 tax season. Thus, it is more important than ever to be aware of..

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Android Wi-Fi Port Apps Pose Security Risks

Hundreds of Android apps have been found to pose security risks by allowing users to control their smartphones from their PC, thus opening insecure ports accessible by hackers.

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Prevent Rainy Days with a Password Manager

When it rains, it pours—but you can take steps to brighter days by protecting your data from a security breach. To do this, create separate passwords for each of your accounts, and keep track of all your unique passwords through a secure password manager such as KeePass. Follow the steps below to protect your accounts in..

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Data Care: Know What BMS Does & Does Not Back Up

Sometimes you don’t know what you have until it’s gone. Take precautions to protect your data by making sure all of your data is getting backed up on a daily basis (Chapter 7 Handbook Chapter 5.G.3.e.5, page 5-16)! BMS backs up case data within the BMS software for all clients, and if you use one of our..

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Yahoo Security Breach Affects More than 1 Billion Accounts

Following a massive security breach announced in September, Yahoo has recently announced another security breach that may have affected more than one billion accounts. The incident is believed to have occurred in August 2013 where an “unauthorized third party” stole user data from what is believed to be more than one billion accounts. The data..

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Keep Your Data Safe While Holiday Shopping

Stay safe by making sure your data is protected whether you are out in stores or buying online this holiday season. With billions of dollars spent each year in holiday shopping, and scammers looking for new ways to access your information, it is more important than ever to take preventive measures in safeguarding your data…

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