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about Security and Technology

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.

Social media and surfing the web have become part of our daily lives.  In fact, it’s hard to remember a time before posting a selfie or googling your latest question!  But let’s look at things from a different perspective – security.

“My office email should be super safe!  We have tons of security measures in place.”  Ever found yourself thinking along these lines?  You’re not the only one, and scammers know it.

When it comes to protecting our personal and financial information, our thoughts typically jump to tech savvy scammers who send email viruses, hack databases, or try to steal our credit card information online.  And while these bad guys abound, some thieves prefer doing things the old fashioned way.