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ALERT: Chili’s Data Breach

May 17, 2018 | 2 minute read

The parent company of Chili’s Grill & Bar, Brinker International, Inc., announced on May 11th that up to 1,600 Chili’s restaurants may have been affected by a data breach. Due to a malware attack...

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Cybersecurity Best Practices for Small Businesses

Apr 30, 2018 | 5 minute read

The impact of the Equifax data breach that compromised the personal data of over 145 million individuals has left many confused, frustrated and downright angry. And while massive attacks on large...

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5 Tips for a Secure Mobile Banking Experience

Mar 22, 2018 | 2 minute read

Mobile banking is a secure, convenient way to manage your finances. Accessing your accounts on mobile devices can actually be safer than using computers because they are more secure against...

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Don’t Be Frozen Out — Know How and When to Thaw Your Credit

Mar 20, 2018 | 4 minute read

 

When the Equifax data breach was revealed last fall, you may have followed the advice of experts and frozen your credit. A freeze is the best way to keep your personal data from being used to...

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Elder Financial Abuse and Exploitation

Mar 16, 2018 | 3 minute read

Elder abuse is the intentional or neglectful act by a trusted individual or caregiver that can lead to the harm of a vulnerable elder.[1] Financial exploitation of elders occurs when a trusted...

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How to Shop Safely Online

Mar 6, 2018 | 2 minute read

Shopping online has become easier than ever right from your computer or smartphone. But so has the increasing possibility of your private information ending up in the wrong hands. Protect your...

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Defending Yourself Against Identity Theft

Feb 28, 2018 | 3 minute read

As technology advances, thieves are adapting to keep up. Review some common cybersecurity threats thieves may use to attempt to steal your account information or your identity.

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Equifax Credit Lock: Should You Use the Free Service?

Feb 9, 2018 | 4 minute read

Equifax has made good on its promise of free, lifelong credit locks following last year’s massive data breach. The reception to its new “Lock & Alert” feature — which lets users simply click or...

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UPDATE: Equifax Extends Free Credit Freezes

Feb 5, 2018 | 2 minute read

Announced January 29th: Equifax is extending free credit freezes through June 30th.

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7 Ways to Prevent Identity Theft this Holiday Season

Dec 8, 2017 | 2 minute read

While we may not want to think about identity theft, unfortunately, criminals are on the prowl during the holiday season. It’s important to stay alert and prevent identity theft in any way...

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