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Scam of the Week: That Free Avengers: Endgame Download You Found Online? It’s a Scam!

If you’re looking to stream or download blockbuster movies when they’re still in theaters, you probably shouldn’t. Why not? Well, first and foremost, this is called piracy and it is illegal. Secondly, any “free...

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Scam of the Week: Spike in Malicious PDF File Scams, Again!

PDF files are commonly used in most organizations, regardless of what industry you work in. That’s why PDFs are often thought of as a “safe” file type. Do you hesitate to open them? Over the past few months, there’s...

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Scam of the Week: Realistic Phishing Attacks Take Advantage of U.S. Tax Season

ALERT: Tax season scams are peaking. So, when you get any emails or phone calls about your taxes or W2 forms, verify whether the person sending the email or making the call is legitimate–whether you know them or not....

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Spring Cleaning Tips

Spring is a time for new beginnings, and cleaning and organization around the house are very popular this time of year. If you’re ready to tackle the monumental spring cleaning chore, read on for some helpful...

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Daylight Saving Time is also Daylight Safety Time

In most places in the United States, Sunday, March 10th begins Daylight Saving Time, when clocks are moved forward one hour. We want to remind you it’s also a great time to improve your family’s safety. Be Safe In...

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Scam of the Week: Watch Out for Robocall Scams

The bad guys are automating robocall scams worldwide. Recently, there has been a rise in this type of fraud. They have a variety of attacks that you should watch out for. Here are a few examples: 1. Bank account and...

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Home Security Technology: Keeping you ahead of the burglars

Back in the early days of home security “systems,” around the end of World War I, it was common for homeowners to hire “door shakers”-night watchmen who would literally walk around and check doors to make sure they were...

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Scam of the Week: Dangerous Office Attachments Bypassing Email Security

As always, you must be suspicious of all email attachments, because attackers are finding new ways to get around email security filters. The latest attack includes Microsoft Office attachments containing hyperlinks to...

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Thinking about Airbnb? Consider the implications

Millions of people use house/ apartment share services every year. These services, like Airbnb, match hosts who are looking to rent their dwelling or room out for a short period of time with guests. By all accounts, the...

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Scam of the Week: Watch out for Malicious “Love You” Malware

The bad guys always use holidays to their advantage, and Valentine’s Day is no exception. They’re now sending malware to your inbox with love. Cybercriminals are sending Valentine-themed spam emails containing...

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Look Out for Malicious Files on Legitimate File Sharing Services

The bad guys have come up with another way to trick you! Now, they’re using services like Dropbox, Google Drive, and other file hosting sites for their evil attacks. Cybercriminals are adding malicious files to these...

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Insuring Jewelry: How to Know if Your Coverage is Enough

A ring from a loved one. A bracelet handed down through generations. A watch or necklace marking a special occasion. Every reason you treasure a piece of fine jewelry is a reason it should be insured. However, calling...

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Scam of the Week: Protect Your Mobile Device: Watch out for Malicious Apps in Your App Store

The bad guys are developing malicious applications with the hopes of making their way into your mobile device’s app store –and sometimes they’re successful. Recently, over 100,000 people across the globe downloaded...

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Is your home as efficient as it could be? An energy audit can tell you

Drafty windows. Leaky faucets. Dirty air filters. All are common issues in homes across the country, and they’re not just annoying-they also cost you money in decreased energy efficiency and higher bills. The U.S....

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