Top 7 phishing scams play on your emotions

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Phishing has become one of the most common ways to circumvent the security of your PC. The key to taking over your system is convincing you to click on a link that seems legitimate at the time. The themes and “bait” used to get you to click can be compelling and nearly always try to exploit an emotion. Be wary, and exercise the firewall between your ears: think before you click.


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Secure your boat, belongings before heading out

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The first boating trip of the season is exciting for a boat lover. The sun is shining, the sky is blue and every inch of the watercraft has been cleaned and detailed. To keep your voyage pleasant, pay attention to security details all year long. Many boaters don’t think twice about leaving valuable items in a docked watercraft in plain sight while they park their truck. Others leave their trucks in the parking lot with trailers attached but not secured with a lock. Some even leave the watercraft unattended to[.....]


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Choose your card wisely to protect your money

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Many people find it convenient to use credit or debit cards rather than carry cash or write checks for each purchase. Recent headlines concerning account information breaches should be of concern to card users. Important differences between credit cards and debit cards may affect your decision about which to use for your purchases. Keeping these differences in mind when making purchases might help you protect your money if your accounts are hacked.


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Data Privacy Day: Protecting your personal information

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Data Privacy Day, observed annually on January 28, encourages all of us to make protecting privacy and data a greater priority. Given the number of privacy-related events in 2013, it’s no surprise that Dictionary.com named ”privacy” as word of the year. Privacy and protection from identity theft go hand in hand. Identity theft is a major problem that is growing each year. Criminals can use your name, date of birth, Social Security number and other personal or account information to steal your identity. You can minimize the chances of being[.....]


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