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The Scary Threat of Skimming

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..

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Keeping Your Business Safe from Cyber Attacks

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..

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Being Smart with Smart Homes

This past holiday season, one of the most popular gifts was a Smart Assistant, mostly in the form of Amazon Alexa or Google Assistant. Both the Amazon Echo and Google Home device sets have reported record sales leading up to the holidays. There is a good chance you already have one of these solutions installed in your home – more than 1 in 5 US households were using smart devices even before the holidays rolled around.

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