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Deepfakes – A New Cyberthreat for 2021

The threat landscape of cybersecurity changes daily, with hackers and cybersecurity professionals in a perpetual cat-and-mouse chase; hackers discover new ways to infiltrate and exploit their targets, and the cybersecurity industry looks for vulnerabilities, tries to anticipate new threats, and…

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How to Be Cybersecure in Virtual Family Gatherings

The 2020 holiday season is coinciding with a major spike in COVID-19 cases and fatalities and many families are opting to avoid travel and potentially exposing elderly and/or vulnerable relatives. Hosting gatherings on video conferencing platforms such as Zoom or Google Meet…

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Cybersecurity Awareness Month: Do Your Part. #BeCyberSmart

A few weeks ago, my sister asked me to stop by her house to check on a few things while she was on vacation.  When I walked into her house, I nearly jumped out of my skin as I heard…

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Hard Lesson Learned: A Hacker Victim’s Story  

Since October of last year, I always try to have my phone’s ringer turned up if I am not working, and I’m much more adamant about picking up a phone call. Like many people, I tended to silence my phone a…

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Keep Children Protected from Cyber Phishing Attacks

Back to school season is upon us. Many school officials, teachers, students, and families don’t know what this school year will look like, as the COVID-19 pandemic is affecting when and how students are returning to school. One thing everyone…

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Fostering Relationships in a Socially-Distant World

“Relationships! We all got ‘em. We all want ‘em. What do we do with ‘em?” That is a line from “Fruitcakes,” a song by my favorite musician, Jimmy Buffett (yes, I am a Parrothead)! He’s right…we all have them. Family,…

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Multi-factor Authentication: What It Is and Why You Should Use It

Have you noticed that many websites and apps are starting to require more than just a password to login to your account? Do you get annoyed and frustrated and wish you didn’t have to do it? The fact is, more…

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How to Stop Targeted Ads on Facebook

You probably already know that your Facebook news feed is full of advertisements. But have you ever been surprised to find advertisements for items you just searched for using your phone’s Internet browser?  Were you a little creeped out that Facebook could do…

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Protect Your Most Cherished Gifts from Identity Theft

The holidays are about so much more than exchanging presents…it’s a time to reflect on precious gifts in our lives. Family and friends gather around tables or in front of the fireplace laughing, remembering, and cherishing time together. This holiday…

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How to Talk About Online Secrets and Security with Your Child

National Cybersecurity Awareness Month is here, and to promote a better understanding of the online dangers we face, the Identity Theft Resource Center teamed up with CyberScout to conduct a survey entitled “Social Media Habits and You.” Focusing on cybersecurity…

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