Tip of the Week:

Malware Sometimes Hides Itself as Anti-Virus Software Solutions. Never Install Software When Sent Unsolicited Alerts.

Some malicious programs will disguise themselves as an anti-virus solution. You may be browsing the web and receive a pop-up advertisement that says that your computer is at risk and that you need to install software to clean it. You should never install software that asks you to install it through an unsolicited alert. If you do install this software, it is likely to install malicious programs on your computer. Your current antivirus and malware solution should be able to detect any real risks on your machine and will never ask you to install something to remove them.


 

What is Phishing?

According to the Federal Trade Commission, phishing is when “internet fraudsters impersonate a legitimate organization to trick you into giving out your personal information.”

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What is Identity Theft?

Identity theft is a situation in which someone pretends to be someone else by assuming that person's identity, usually as a method to gain access to resources or obtain credit and other benefits in that person's name.

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What is Password Management?

Your password protects you from unwanted access to your accounts. In combination with your userid, your password verifies who you are and also grants you access to protected resources.

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