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Posted on: December 4, 2018

How Many Times Has Your Information Been Exposed?

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With yet another large breach being reported, the Marriott breach, you may be wondering if your personal information has been exposed to hackers.

The New York Times has created a set of questions that will help you understand how many times your information has been exposed.  None of your responses to the questions are collected or retained.

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Posted on: November 20, 2018

Staying Secure While Shopping Online

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Though it can be convenient to avoid the lines and rush for that latest Black Friday deal by shopping online, this also carries some risk.

Though it can be convenient to avoid the lines and rush for that latest Black Friday deal by shopping online, this also carries some risk. Cyber criminals are always working to steal your personal and payment information. The holiday shopping season is th...

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Posted on: October 12, 2018

Kids Safe Online Poster Contest

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October kicks-off a national "Kids Safe Online" poster contest. The contest runs through 1/25/19.

October kicks-off a national "Kids Safe Online" poster contest.  The contest runs through 1/25/19.The goal of the contest is to engage young people in creating messages and images that will inspire other young people and adults to use t...

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Posted on: October 19, 2018

Replace passwords with passphrases

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Learn how to create strong passwords, called passphrases, that are easy to remember and simple to type.

Passwords are something you use almost every day, from accessing your email or banking online to purchasing goods or accessing your smartphone.  However, passwords are also one of your weakest points; if someone learns or guesses your password th...

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Posted on: September 16, 2018

Phone Call Attacks and Scams

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When you think of cyber criminals, you probably think of an evil mastermind sitting behind a computer launching sophisticated attacks over the Internet.

While many of today’s cyber criminals use technologies like email or instant messaging, bad guys are also using the phone to trick their victims. In this article, the SANS Institute explains how phone call scams work, the easiest ways to detect ...

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Posted on: September 21, 2018

Reports of Spoofed Robocalls from Jefferson County Offices

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Spoofing is a practice of deliberately falsifying telephone number to disguise the identity of the calling party.

Jefferson County recently received reports from citizens receiving robocalls that appear to come from Jefferson County office numbers. Investigations found none of the reported calls came from Jefferson County; the calls were spoofed. Spoofing is a practi...

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