Secure Websites Aren't So Secure & Website Passwords May Be Compromised
There is a “new” vulnerability that impacts an estimated 2/3 of ALL WEBSITES. Our Internet Banking service provider has informed us they do not utilize the vulnerable technology and there has been no indication that a breach or data leak has occurred. However, you may be impacted in other areas of your life. Please continue reading.
What it is:
And although it is considered “new,” it has actually
existed for the last 2 years but only now reported
to have been discovered.
And although it is considered “new,” it has actually existed for the last 2 years but only now reported to have been discovered.
WARNING FOR BUSINESS
Don't Be a Victim of "Vishing"
Residents of Mille Lacs County are reporting phone scam activity targeting area banks and their customers. If you receive a phone call from an automated voice stating your account and/or card has been compromised, do not provide any information and hang up immediately. If you already gave them your account information, contact your financial institution right away. The scam is known as "vishing" (short for voice phishing). Other counties across the country are reporting similar activity.
Beware Rogue Antivirus Malware
Just Because a Pop-Up Says You're Infected Doesn't Mean You Are
Since around November 2007, a new form of virus has been plaguing computers around the world. Watch this video to better understand how it tricks users into installing a fake antivirus application, which is itself classified as a virus/malware. This video was released November 2007 and the tactics used haven't changed much since. Even legitimate websites like Major League Baseball, and even government sites like USAID have been manipulated to distribute malware. See more of Roger Thompson's videos here.
Prevent ID Theft By Opting Out of Unwanted Solicitations
Opt-Out of Unwanted Credit Card Solicitation
If you do not want to receive credit card solicitations, you can call this federally-mandated toll-free number to opt-out: (888) 567-8688. You can also opt-out online at www.optoutprescreen.com. For a two year period, your name will be removed from national credit bureau lists that are sold to the credit industry.
Opt-Out of Telemarketing Calls
One of the most popular consumer opt outs is the National Do Not Call Registry. The list is managed by the Federal Trade Commission. Call (888) 382-1222 or go online to www.donotcall.gov and add your name and numbers to the list. (You can add cell phone numbers, too.) Marketers who use phone solicitation are then prohibited from calling you for five years.Back to the top