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Information Security and Identity Theft

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Aug 14, 2019
Passphrases
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 they can access your accounts as you, allowing them to transfer your money, read your emails, or steal your identity. That is why strong passwords are essential to protecting yourself. However, passwords have typically been confusing, hard to remember, and difficult to type. In this newsletter, you will learn how to create strong passwords, called passphrases, that are easy for you to remember and simple to type.
Aug 14, 2019
Jun 25, 2019
Cybersecurity While Traveling
Cybersecurity should not be limited to the home, office, or classroom. It is important to practice safe online behavior and secure our Internet-enabled mobile devices whenever we travel, as well. The more we travel and access the Internet on the go, the more cyber risks we face. No one is exempt from the threat of cyber crime, at home or on the go, but you can follow these simple tips to stay safe online when traveling.
Jun 25, 2019
Mar 06, 2019
Tax Season Fraud
Where there’s a will, there’s a way, and fraudsters will exploit it There are a multitude of ways you can be lured into scams this tax season. Avoid becoming a victim of tax fraud with these tips  
Mar 06, 2019
Dec 11, 2018
Tis the Season to Avoid Those Holiday Scams!

The fraud at brick and mortar stores has decreased with the adoption of the chip card readers at retailers nationwide. This has caused scammers to look elsewhere to trick their victims and their efforts have shifted to online fraud.  Many

Dec 11, 2018
Oct 17, 2018
October is Cyber Security Awareness Month

What is National Cybersecurity Awareness Month (NCSAM)?  NCSAM is a collaborative effort between government and industry to raise awareness about the importance of cybersecurity and to ensure that every American has the resources they need to stay safer and more

Oct 17, 2018
Jul 19, 2018
2017 Internet Crime Report Released

 “Hoaxes attempt to trick or defraud users. A hoax could be malicious, instructing users to delete a file necessary to the operating system by claiming it is a virus. It could also be a scam that convinces users to send

Jul 19, 2018
Feb 26, 2018
Tax Fraud and ID Theft

Have you filed your tax returns yet? What happens if more than one tax return was filed for you? Do you owe additional tax? These are just a couple of warning signs that could indicate you have been a victim

Feb 26, 2018
Jan 16, 2018
Data Privacy Day

Did you know that January 28 is Data Privacy Day? In recognition of National Data Privacy Day on Sunday Jan. 28, Canandaigua National Bank & Trust is urging customers to take an active role in protecting their data. In today’s

Jan 16, 2018
Nov 27, 2017
7 Tips for Safe Online Holiday Shopping

Consumers using the web this holiday season are at higher risk of identity theft and hacking due to thousands of unsafe and malicious websites posing as vendors. With attacks becoming more pervasive and sophisticated, we as consumers need to be

Nov 27, 2017
Oct 31, 2017
Changing Your Clocks for Daylight Savings? Consider Changing Your Passwords Too.

In this day and age, we are surrounded by technology and with that comes the need to protect our personal identifiable information. The amount of passwords we keep can be overwhelming—from email, to bill payment sites, to online banking—and we

Oct 31, 2017
Oct 17, 2017
Cyber Security Awareness Month

October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month (NCSAM) – A time to focus on how information security is a shared responsibility that affects all Americans. NCSAM is a collaborative effort between the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and its public

Oct 17, 2017
Jul 13, 2017
How to Protect Your Business from Business Email Compromise Scams

Business Email Compromise (BEC) happens when cybercriminals gain access to an employee’s legitimate business email through social engineering or computer intrusion. The criminal then impersonates the employee—often a senior executive or someone who can authorize payments—and instructs others to transfer

Jul 13, 2017
Jun 26, 2017
The Importance of Software Security Updates

Software History Traditionally computer software was designed as a static form of technology. You buy the software, install it to your computer and use the software until the next version came out. In today’s digital world this model no longer

Jun 26, 2017
Oct 31, 2016
How to Protect Your Small Business from Business Email Compromise Scams

Companies of all sizes are being targeted by criminals through Business Email Compromise scams. In these scams, cybercriminals gain access to an employee’s legitimate business email through social engineering or computer intrusion. The criminal then impersonates the employee often a

Oct 31, 2016
Oct 18, 2016
Tips to Thwart Ransomware Attacks
Individuals and businesses have become targets to a growing online fraud scheme known as ransomware. Ransomware is a form of malware used by cyber criminals to freeze your computer or mobile device, steal your data and demand a “ransom” — typically anywhere from a couple of hundreds to thousands of dollars — be paid.
Oct 18, 2016
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