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5/5/17  Up Your Security IQ
How to create secure, memorable passwords

Passwords are essential if you want to use the Internet to make online purchases, bank online, access your mail or communicate with friends.Your challenge is to create passwords that are complex enough to elude hackers but easy enough for you to remember.

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12/21/16  Up Your Security IQ
Almost scammed: the “Granny Scam” hits home for my mother

​The mother of one of our bloggers was recently targeted in a "granny scam" scheme. Fortunately, she was able to detect that there was something fishy, so she did not fall victim to the scam. Learn about "family emergency" and granny scams and get some tips on how to avoid being a victim.

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9/29/16  Career & EducationUp Your Security IQ
How to spot the ‘cracking cards’ scam

Each year, people fall victim to a scam known as “cracking cards.” Scammers crack into debit card accounts and leave card owners on the hook for hundreds or even thousands of dollars. Now, these scammers are using social media to target victims – especially college students and new grads who are strapped for cash.

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8/12/16  Up Your Security IQ
How can you recognize an ATM skimming device?

If you've heard about ATM skimmers but aren't sure what to look out for when you're at the ATM, check out this video that shows ATM skimmers in action. 

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4/6/16  Up Your Security IQ
What to do when you’ve become a victim of a data breach

Learn what steps you should take when you become victim of a data breach. 

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2/16/16  Up Your Security IQ
How to best protect your identity in the new year

The risk of identity theft is all around us. Whether you’re sharing your personal information at the doctor’s office, swiping your debit card at a big-box retailer or simply throwing away your bills without shredding them, it’s possible for your sensitive data to fall into the wrong hands. Learn how to stay safe.

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