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June 19th, 2014

Security Series: Anti-Spyware and Antivirus Software

Your computer can be a window to your personal life for hackers. Without the right protection, your financial information, personal identifying information, and other sensitive data could be theirs. The good news is protecting your computer is as easy as installing quality anti-spyware and antivirus software and knowing the warning signs of attempts to steal… (keep reading)

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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)

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December 26th, 2012

Securing Your Digital Life: Personal Identifying Information

What is Personal Identifying Information? Personal Identifying Information (PII) is any information you use in your daily life that identifies you. The most common source of identification is the last four digits of your Social Security number. When the Social Security Administration decided to issue numbers, they never intended it to be used as a… (keep reading)

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December 19th, 2012

Securing Your Digital Life: Password Security

If someone got a hold of your passwords, how much damage could they cause? With access to your financial data, personal information, and other information you store online, criminals could do anything from draining your bank accounts to stealing your identity. Still, many people have personal information stored in online accounts, such as social security… (keep reading)

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December 12th, 2012

Securing Your Digital Life: Patching

In this new series, SMCU employee and tech-expert Tyler will be sharing with you tips and tricks for maximum online safety. The Online Banking Upgrade enhances security while you manage your money online, but there may be other areas of your internet usage that are not protected. Here’s Tyler with his first installment on a… (keep reading)