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Five Ways to be Cyber Secure at Work

Businesses face significant financial loss when a cyber attack occurs. Cybercriminals often rely on human error – from employees failing to install software patches to clicking on malicious links – to gain access to systems. From the top leadership to the newest employee, cybersecurity requires the vigilance of every employee to keep data, customers, and capital safe and secure.
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Identifying and Reporting Common Scams

On July 6, 2017, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) issued an alert on scammers posing as FTC officials who contact individuals and claim they have won prizes from a charity contest. The scammers ask for money to cover taxes or insurance costs associated with the prize. While this is a new malicious campaign, scammers use these basic tactics time and time again with slightly different wording to take advantage of unsuspecting individuals. It may seem like a day doesn't go by without scammers contacting you online or by phone seeking money and/or personal information. Since this is so commonplace, it is worth exploring how to identify these schemes, and how to go about reporting them in the event that scammers target you.
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Sun, Sand and Cybersecurity

School's out and the beach and mountains are calling. It is that time of the year when so many of us pack our bags and hit the open road or head to the airport for a well-earned vacation. We may be ready to take a break from our normal lives, but we still need to be cyber secure while we are enjoying our time off! In this month's edition, we will explore some ways to be safe and smart with our devices, Internet usage, and social media while out travelling on vacation.
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New Device? Check Your CyberSecurity!

In this month’s issue, we’ll focus on another aspect of the holiday season: that new device you get or give during the holidays. Whether it’s a smartphone, laptop, desktop, tablet, or another device, check out the below tips to help you protect your new technology and secure your personal data.
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Beware of Malware: Think Before You Click!

Malicious software — or “malware” for short — is a broad class of software built with malicious intent. “You may have heard of malware being referred to as a ‘computer bug’ or ‘virus’ because most malware is designed to spread like a contagious illness, infecting other computers it comes into contact with,” said Michael Benardo, manager of the FDIC’s Cyber Fraud and Financial Crimes Section.
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Protect Your “Cyber Home” With a Solid Foundation

Your home has locks on the doors and windows to protect your family and prevent thieves from stealing cash, electronics, jewelry and other physical possessions.  But do you have deterrents to prevent the loss or theft of your electronic assets, including bank account and other information in your personal computers, at home and when banking or shopping remotely online?
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Protecting Against Cybercrime

Below are some key practices you can use to help minimize your risk of being a victim:
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Follow these tips for securing your new computer or device

Below are some tips for protecting your new technology, securing your personal data
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Hacked! Now What?

If your computer system has indeed been compromised and infected with a virus or other malware, you need to take action to protect your data and prevent your computer from being used to attack others. > Learn more

Tax Identity Theft Protection

Tax identity theft happens when someone files a phony tax return using your personal information — like your Social Security number — to get a tax refund from the IRS. It also can happen when someone uses your Social Security number to get a job or claims your child as a dependent on a tax return.
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Important Customer Alert Regarding Recent “Heartbleed” Computer Vulnerability

Recently, there have been news reports about an OpenSSL vulnerability called “Heartbleed,” that could potentially compromise personal information. > Learn more

2014 Cyber Security Outlook

As we look ahead toward the cyber threats facing us this year, some key challenges will result from the advancements in technology that are becoming part of our daily lives. Ranging from the Internet of Things to online currencies, devices and systems have never been more interconnected. Before we adopt these new technologies, we need to ensure we understand the security implications, and have appropriate layers of defense in place.
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Cyber Hygiene with the Top 20 Critical Security Controls

In this digital age, we rely on our computers and devices for so many aspects of our lives that the need to be proactive and vigilant to protect against cyber threats has never been greater. However, in order to be as secure as possible, we need to use good cyber hygiene – that is, making sure we are protecting and maintaining systems and devices appropriately and using cyber security best practices.
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FAQ on Security for Social Media

Social media websites allow people to collaborate and connect to share information and ideas. Essentially, these sites allow people to socialize in cyberspace.  Some are tailored to government and military employees. Facebook and Twitter are the most popular social media sites in the United States.
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Cyber Monday and Online Shopping Season: What You Need to Know to Protect Yourself

Online holiday shopping continues to grow in popularity. According to American Express, for the first time, more people are expected to shop online on Cyber Monday than visit brick and mortar stores on Black Friday.
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FDIC Consumer Newsletter Features Financial Tips for Seniors

Consumers face financial issues in their retirement years ranging from how to maintain their lifestyle and pay for medical expenses on a fixed income to avoiding scams that target the elderly. To help older adults make informed decisions and protect their assets, the Summer 2013 issue of FDIC Consumer News features a collection of articles entitled "Financial Tips for Seniors."
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Java Exploits

Java is a computer language that allows programmers and application developers to write software that can run on many different operating systems.  Many applications and websites require end-users to have Java installed.  Websites incorporate Java applets (small applications) to enhance the usability and functionality of a website.  In general, when a user visits one of these websites, depending on their browser’s security settings, they may have no idea that the Java applet is automatically running.
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Using Wi-Fi: Connect with Care

Whether you’re entertaining the kids by streaming a video on a tablet, downloading new travel apps on your smartphone or even taking your tablet poolside, there are precautions you should take to make sure your personal information is safe.
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Safe Mobile Banking: Our Latest Tips for Protecting Yourself

Using a smartphone, "tablet" computer or other mobile device to manage your finances can be convenient and help you monitor your money from practically anywhere. At the same time, it's important to take steps to protect your account information.
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Avoiding Scams: Sticking to the Basics Can Go a Long Way

There is plenty of information available to consumers to help avoid being a fraud or theft victim. "But some people complain that there is too much to remember and that being vigilant can be a daunting task," said Millie Spencer, a financial crimes specialist with the FDIC. Here's a short list of simple ways to avoid many financial crimes.
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Fraud artists may use the names of the FDIC and other government agencies

The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) is reminding us that fraudulent correspondence claiming to be from the FDIC continues to be mailed, faxed and e-mailed in the United States and other countries.
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Remember to protect your personal information when shopping online.

Although the most common identity theft or account fraud comes from someone you know, online shoppers need to also be cautious about giving out personal information or leaving it where someone has access to it. By following some simple precautions, you can have a better online shopping experience and not place your personal information in jeopardy...
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Avoid Getting Hooked by a Phishing Scam

According to the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), the nation’s consumer protection agency, the upheaval in the financial marketplace may spur scam artists to phish for your personal information.
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ICBA and First Minnetonka City Bank Offer Tips for Travelers
Planning Ahead Can Help You Keep Your Money Safe

With the kick off of summer many Americans are planning to hit the road or the skies for their much-anticipated summer vacation. The Independent Community Bankers of America (ICBA) and First Minnetonka City Bank want consumers to have the information they need before they leave home so they can keep their money safe.
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