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9/15/14  Up Your Security IQ
Making your security questions more secure

Learn how you can use phrases or "fake" answers to increase the security provided by the questions you answer to log in to online accounts.

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9/9/14  Alliant NewsUp Your Security IQ
Alliant monitoring Home Depot payment card data breach

Alliant Credit Union is closely monitoring the recently reported payment card data breach at Home Depot stores. Learn more about this situation and tips to protect the security of your debit and credit cards.

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8/19/14  Up Your Security IQ
Tips to protect yourself from a retailer data breach

Update on possible data breach at Jewel-Osco, Albertsons, Shaw’s, Star Markets and ACME Markets stores, with links to resources that include advice on keeping your credit and debit card safe. 

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8/14/14  Up Your Security IQ
Bitcoin update: Consumer Financial Protection Bureau weighs in

On Monday, August 11, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) issued a consumer advisory about the risks of virtual currencies like bitcoin.

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8/6/14  Up Your Security IQ
Tips to Safeguard Your Digital Credentials

In light of the news this week that Russian Hackers have amassed some 1.2 billion internet usernames and passwords, we thought it would be a good time to review some best practices for safeguarding your own online credentials

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8/1/14  Credit 101Up Your Security IQ
Traveling outside the U.S.? Take along an EMV chip credit card

More than 2.36 billion people use EMV chip-enabled credit cards. Learn why these cards are becoming the norm worldwide, how you may encounter trouble paying for purchases outside the U.S. without one – and how to request your own EMV smartcard from Alliant today.

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