internet safety articles


May 5th, 2014

Security Series: Email Safety

In light of recent security vulnerabilities, such as Heartbleed and the Internet Explorer bug, and the scammers directly targeting credit union members, now is a great time to brush up on email dos and don’ts for maximum security and online safety. Don’t include sensitive information. Whether you’re emailing SMCU, your favorite online retailer, or a… (keep reading)


July 18th, 2013

What is Phishing and How Can You Avoid It?

Phishing, one of the most popular scamming techniques, takes place when people pretend to be from well-known companies, organizations, or government agencies and trick you into giving them personal information, such as your Social Security number or financial account information. This video illustrates several different scenarios phishing scammers use to obtain your information: How to… (keep reading)