Security

Tips for Safe Online Shopping

Online shopping is a quick and convenient way to purchase items, especially during the commotion of the holiday season. While you click from site-to-site, make sure you are practicing safe habits when making online transactions. Here are Identity Theft Expert John Sileo’s 10 tips to keep yourself safe when shopping online.

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Secure Your Vehicle

Most days are spent in the car whether driving to work, school or running errands. To that end, have you thought about how the items in your car could increase your risk of identity theft or fraud?

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Secure Your Baby Monitors

Video monitors are becoming increasingly popular among parents who want to keep a close watch on their children. Some video monitors connect directly to a paired monitor, while others have the ability to connect with a smartphone via WiFi. While convenient, video monitors pose similar security risks as most Internet of Things devices, including a stranger being able to see and communicate with your child(ren)!

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Protect Your Identity While You’re Out

With the holidays around the corner, you may find yourself dining out more often. When you dine out, you’re not worrying about food prep or cleaning up after a meal. Instead, you’re relaxing as you should! But, while you’re enjoying the time outside of your home, be sure to not let your guard down when it comes to protecting your identity.

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Trick or Treating Safety Tips

Tis the season to wear fun costumes and enjoy the door-to-door visits! But, whether you’re handing out candy at your own home or have your children out trick or treating, here are some safety tips to help you keep the sweetness in the celebration!

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Secure Your Life on the IoT

The Internet of Things (IoT) is a growing trend of connecting traditionally non-digital items (“things” like thermostats) to the Internet so that you can monitor and control them remotely. While it’s a quick and easy solution to monitor your “things” from something like a smartphone app, there are also security features that you need to research prior to investing in any Internet-enabled device.

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Hacked By GeNErAL

For the 13th year, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and the National Cyber Security Alliance has dedicated October to making sure that Americans have the tools and information they need to keep themselves safe on the Internet. Each week during the month will build on the previous week’s content and support the ongoing efforts of the STOP. THINK. CONNECT. campaign.

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