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about Security and Technology

Holiday shopping is easy now that most stores have a website. Instead of walking through a crowded mall, you can simply click a button wherever you are and your shopping is done. But remember to take safety precautions like you would at the mall when you shop online. Here are some ways you can keep your purchases and personal information safe online:

If you own a laptop, tablet, or other mobile device, it’s likely that at some point in time you have connected to a WiFi access point. In some cases, this access point might be in your own home while in others it may be at work, a hotel, airport, or your local coffee shop. No matter where you connect, the reality is that WiFi has eliminated the need for wires and enables you to remain connected throughout the day.

Digital Wallet.  You might not be using it, but by now, you’re probably at least aware of it.  Apple Pay, Android Pay, Samsung Pay… The list of digital payment options is growing.  And, it’s not just a passing fad for the tech savvy.

Lately, it seems the spammers trying to fish for your login credentials for your Office 365 account are working overtime. A barrage of phishing spam has been hitting inboxes and they are relentless this time. The subjects change, the message change, and they are becoming so flawless in their phishing “artistry” that it is nearly impossible to tell if they are real or not. Odds are, however, that they are most certainly NOT legitimate, so pay close attention and use your phishing detectors to weed them out of your inbox.

Recently, a friend posted on Facebook: "Really tired of my debit card getting hacked. What gives?" We'll call her… Sally. The names have been changed to protect the innocent. But, the facts remain the same. Card skimming and data breaches are becoming more common.