Password Tips For World Password Day

Blog | May 02, 2024

In our increasingly digital world, where much of our personal and professional lives are conducted online, the importance of strong passwords cannot be overstated. World Password Day, celebrated on the first Thursday of May each year, serves as a reminder of the critical role that passwords play in keeping our information safe and secure.
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Job Offer Scams On The Rise

Blog | Apr 24, 2024

Student job offer scams are used by attackers to steal money, gain personal information such as credit card numbers, bank account numbers and social security numbers, or even get you entangled in illegal activity. Its important to learn how these scams work and what to look for, so you can stay safe on your job search.
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Slam the Scam Day

Blog | Mar 05, 2024

March 7, is National Slam the Scam Day. Slam the Scam Day was created by the Social Security Administration to help raise awareness about scams, specifically social security scams. The thing about these online scams is, no matter what the end goal of the scammer is, or the medium used to contact you, the signs to spot the scams are the same. It is important to remember that scammers target everyone. You and I are as likely as anyone else to be a target. That’s why it is important to know how to spot a scam, and to know what to do if you are a victim of a scam.
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Together for A Better Internet

Blog | Feb 01, 2024

In the fast-paced digital era, where the internet plays an integral role in our daily lives, it's crucial to prioritize online safety. Safer Internet Day, observed annually on the second Tuesday of February, serves as a reminder and a call to action for individuals, organizations, and communities worldwide to create a safer and more secure online environment.
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Annual Privacy Checkup

Blog | Feb 01, 2024

So much information about us is collected, compiled, and sold to the highest bidder. January is Data Privacy Month and there’s no time like right now for your annual data privacy checkup. Much of the data collection happens in the background, but there is a lot we give away freely. For example, let’s say a website makes you sign in to read an article. You can create an account, but that takes time, and its so much easier to just log in with your Facebook or Google account, right? That moment you sign in, you are divulging more data tracking points.
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Your Data Privacy Questions Answered

Blog | Jan 26, 2024

Thank you to all who submitted your privacy questions for Data Privacy Week. Unfortunately, I am unable to address each question directly, but I will address a large portion of the topics submitted, as many of the questions were related. Whether you submitted a question or not, I hope each and everyone of you who stopped in at The Cyber Corner was able to take something away and make you and your data a little bit safe. Now, let’s get to it.
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New Disney+ Phish

Blog | Dec 13, 2023

Over the past year, Disney+ subscribers have been increasingly targeted in phishing attacks. There are a few variations of these attacks making the rounds, but this post will cover the most recent iteration, that has been sent to a large number of both Disney+ subscribers and non-subscribers. Let’s take a look at how this plays out.
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Stay Cyber-safe For The Holidays

Blog | Nov 16, 2023

Online shopping grows increasingly popular each year, and the holiday season is where its impact is particularly noticeable. Cyber Monday is consistently one of the biggest online shopping days in U.S. history, and it continues throughout the season. Unfortunately, the ease and convenience of online shopping makes the holiday season a perfect time for cybercriminals to take advantage of unsuspecting online shoppers.
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Beware of the QR Code Phish

Blog | Nov 10, 2023

QR code phishing is a deceptive cyber threat that exploits the convenience of Quick Response (QR) codes to trick individuals into unknowingly divulging sensitive information or downloading malicious content. QR codes, originally designed for efficient data transfer in industries such as manufacturing and logistics, have gained widespread popularity for their ease of use in various applications, including mobile payments, ticketing, and marketing.
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Risks of Oversharing on Social Media

Blog | Oct 26, 2023

In an increasingly connected world, social media platforms have become an integral part of our daily lives. We use them to share our thoughts, photos, and experiences with friends and followers. However, there's a lurking danger that often goes unnoticed – the significant threat to our information security.
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