Tag: Cyber Security

Online Banking Security Tips for Consumers

Online Banking Security Tips for Consumers

Many of our readers are active users of online banking. It’s why we thought it would be a good idea to revisit the topic of online banking security. Per the Federal Reserve’s Consumers and Mobile Financial Services 2016 report, 71 percent of bank customers use online banking.  It’s important we all continue to be vigilant […]

March 21, 2017 | By More
Cyber Monday 2015: Mobile Security Fact for Mobile Apps

Cyber Monday 2015: Mobile Security Fact for Mobile Apps

Last Friday morning I was watching ABC7 Chicago News when a warning was issued to consumers regarding mobile apps and Cyber Monday.  According to the report, money smart consumers need to be extra cautious regarding their mobile security and be on the look-out for fake mobile apps!  I wanted to pull some article shares to […]

November 30, 2015 | By More
The FDIC – Computer Security Tips for Bank Customers

The FDIC – Computer Security Tips for Bank Customers

Periodically, it’s a good idea for consumers to refer back to their checklist about best practices for  computer security.  The Spring 2015 FDIC Consumer News edition reminded consumers that FDIC-insured banks are “required to have vigorous information security programs to safeguard financial data.”  In fact, all bank personnel are required to take “Information Security and […]

July 1, 2015 | By More
Passwords and Security:  Protect Your Passwords Like Cash

Passwords and Security: Protect Your Passwords Like Cash

Morning Edition of NPR.org covered the conversation of passwords and security.  You can listen to this 4-minute story and access the transcript.  It again was a reminder to us that the topic of passwords and security still need to be at the top of your radar.  After all, the Federal Trade Commission recommends that you […]

February 27, 2015 | By More
Cybersecurity Risk for 2015

Cybersecurity Risk for 2015

We heard a lot about cybersecurity in 2014.  As we enter in the New Year, it’s a good idea to take a few minutes to consider what the experts are saying about cybersecurity risks for 2015.  Plus, you can review the best practices for protecting your precious materials you have both on your computer and […]

January 5, 2015 | By More
Phishing Scams to Avoid This Holiday Season

Phishing Scams to Avoid This Holiday Season

Doesn’t it seem like we’ve been hearing more safety tips regarding various activities during the holiday season?  It’s why MoneyBasicsU is passing on some of what we’re running across.  We have referenced the issue of how to avoid phishing scams in our Post There’s Walmart and Then There’s Wallmart.  Today, we’ve provided a number of […]

December 18, 2014 | By More
Online Shopping Safety Checklist

Online Shopping Safety Checklist

The holidays are a good time to do a refresh on the best practices for shopping online safely.  Today, we want to share MoneyBasicsU’s Online Shopping Safety Checklist with you.  We’re also going to itemize an extra tip from the Federal Trade Commission regarding online reviews. The Federal Trade Commission reminds money smart consumers to be […]

December 8, 2014 | By More
Cyber Monday Safety Checklist

Cyber Monday Safety Checklist

If you’re planning to be one of the participants of Cyber Monday this year, you’re not alone.  According to the National Retail Federation, 126 million of you will be shopping in the digital world today.  (1)  It’s why as a money smart consumer it’s a good time to review your Cyber Monday safety checklist.  Let’s […]

December 1, 2014 | By More
Are Your Medical Records Safe?

Are Your Medical Records Safe?

A post by Grant Elliott on LinkedIn discussing the value of our medical records was disturbing.  It prompts all of us to ask the question, “Are your medical records safe?”  We decided to check out a few resources to see what the story is on this issue.  Unfortunately, this is another checklist item to add […]

November 21, 2014 | By More
Beware of Phishing Scams from Chase Breach

Beware of Phishing Scams from Chase Breach

It’s been all over the news again – another data breach by hackers. Unfortunately, the next organization to experience it has been J.P. Morgan Chase.  The breach has impacted over 76 million consumers and 7 million small businesses.  The Better Business Bureau has warned consumers to beware of phishing scams.  Let’s highlight a few points […]

October 6, 2014 | By More