Top 10 tricks to protect yourself from cyber crime

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October is normally associated with Halloween and ghosts and goblins, but for the last 10 years it’s been National Cyber Security Awareness month. As evidenced by the rising number of successful attacks against high-profile targets, cyber crime is on the rise. Here are some ways to protect yourself:


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National Fire Prevention Week
teaches fire safety for all ages

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Better fire protection and materials design – along with more education – have combined to save lives and reduce financial losses from fires. In fact, due to the increased knowledge of fire protection and prevention, the number of U.S. fires over the last 25 years has been reduced by half.

National Fire Prevention Week, October 5-11, is a great opportunity for you and your children or grandchildren to have fun while learning important fire safety precautions.


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Ride-sharing: Question coverage before jumping in

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Ride-share alternatives to taxi services are becoming more popular as they expand to more cities. But because they’re so new, both riders and drivers should exercise caution. Ride-share programs on the surface sound like a win-win situation: if you need a ride, you can download an app to your mobile device to find and arrange transportation in a driver’s personal vehicle.


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Smartphone on your wish list? Smart tips to protect your data

If you are among the millions unwrapping a slick new smartphone this holiday season, you’ll want to take steps to protect it and your privacy. The Federal Communications Commission reports that more than half of all Americans have smartphones, and 20 percent have been the victims of mobile cybercrime. The FCC warns that mobile security threats have increased more than 350 percent since 2010.


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