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Everyone knows your password

Especially when you’re busy and doing a lot online (holiday shopping, for example), the temptation is strong to take a shortcut and use the same password twice…or three times…or more. But don’t do it. A few seconds of time savings in the moment could ultimately cost you a lot more.
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Watch out for online shopping scams this holiday season

If you’re someone who prefers to avoid the crowds by purchasing your holiday gifts online, be sure to keep an eye out for potential scams. According to the Better Business Bureau (BBB), scammers are now using advertisements on social media sites, like Facebook and Instagram, to fool shoppers.
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National Cyber Security Awareness Month: tips for staying safe online

This month marks the 15th year of National Cybersecurity Awareness Month (NCSAM)—an annual initiative designed to raise awareness about the… more...
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Clone Facebook account warning a hoax…this time

The flurry of recent activity about friend requests is due to a hoax, but that doesn’t mean your account can’t get hacked. Find out what fake information has been circulating and what to do if your account actually has been compromised.
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FTC alert: social security numbers can’t be suspended

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) is warning of a new variation on government imposter scam—this time claiming your Social Security Number has been suspended. A caller claims to be protecting you from a scam, all the while actually trying to lure you into one.
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Puppies now used in the relentless world of scams

The Better Business Bureau (BBB) reminds us that it can be a dog-eat-dog world in cyber space. The BBB reports that 80 percent of pet advertisements have the potential of being fraud—which means you’re more likely to be scammed than successful in your dog search! Find out what to look for and how to protect yourself.
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Scams: now, it’s the “government”

Recently, the Federal Trade Commission warned consumers about scammers disguised as government officials to obtain money. They will text, call, email, or even send you mail stating that you have won the lottery or have debt that needs to be paid immediately.
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How to recover from a successful scam

With the amount of scam scares in the world today, you’ve figured out what to look out for online. But what if your senses fail you and you fall for a scam?
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Security awareness: increase in malicious emails and attacks

Keep a watchful eye on your email inbox. Our internal security team has been noticing an uptick in malicious email campaigns sent to TDS employee inboxes—and a similar increase in their personal accounts as well. Get the scoop on the two scams popping up recently.
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Data breach danger: credential stuffing

Data breaches aren’t going away—in fact, data indicates that they’re happening more often than ever before. Once your data is out there, then what happens? Your email or other accounts can get hacked using a technique called “credential stuffing.”
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