Cybersecurity

Tech talk: Tips to avoid cybercriminals

You need to be careful where you go on the Internet. There are many places that are not safe. One of the easiest things to look for is the registrar or country code of the domain. If the registrar is Eastern European, Asian, or from an unknown country you may want to find a different source of what you are looking for. You should also be wary of emails coming from these domain registrars.

What Hackers Want

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It is important to understand what cyber criminals value, so you can take appropriate measures to stop them. The things that are valued by the criminals are not what you would expect. The dollar value of data below was provided by internet content security software company, Trend Micro. The of analysis of data was originally produced for CNBC. Trend Micro found that an Uber account ($3.78 on average) or a Netflix account ($.76 on average) was trading for significantly more than a credit card ($.20 on average) on anonymous encrypted networks known as the Dark Net.

Paying with a Credit Card? Soon You'll Need a Pin.

Credit Card with chip

The way in which stores accept credit cards in person is about to change. If your credit card came with a little gold chip on the front you will notice. When you slide your card in person you will receive a message telling you that you must use this as an EMV chip card. This means that you will insert it into the machine and you may have to enter a pin. Much like you do with an ATM card.

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