It is said that banks tend to speak over people. They say things like “start saving today,” “for a limited time get cash back,” or “the convenience of personal checking.” But phrases like this are noise, as they really don’t speak to the individual. Things are getting better, but the industry is still plagued with this type of talk. If someone spoke to you the way the industry writes the materials they create to capture your attention, you..Continue Reading >>
Many of you might remember a time when credit card and ATM receipts were processed with a “knuckle buster” machine that produced a carbon copy by-product of your receipt. These carbon copies usually found their way into the trash and were easily accessed by thieves seeking to steal your identity. (For those born after 1990, you can take a quick educational detour here.)
The by-product of these machines became such a common security concern..Continue Reading >>
Attention small- and medium-sized business owners! You are now officially target numero uno of cyber thieves. They view you as the perfect prey. After all, there is nothing valuable on most people’s home computers (as compared to the treasure trove on business servers), and businesses larger than yours likely have the necessary protections in place.
Think of it this way: the would-be cyber thieves are going down the virtual hallways of your..Continue Reading >>
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