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Card skimmer found in Sioux Falls

On Friday, one of the gas stations in Sioux Falls found a card skimmer on one of their pumps. If you have used this station recently, please keep an eye on your credit card statements and contact your bank if any suspicious activity is happening. It is another friendly reminder when using your credit card to keep vigilant. We are no longer “safe” from this type of card skimming because we live in South Dakota. Story here:¬†http://www.ksfy.com/content/news/Sioux-Falls-gas-station-employee-finds-skimmer-inside-pump-481078341.html

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Passwords Vs. Passphrase

When making a password, we have all seen this wording, “Your password must be at least 6 characters long including upper case, lower case, special character, & number.” Our minds go to a common word that we can somewhat alter to suffice the requirements… walleye…Walleye…W@lleye…W@11eye. We were trained this way. I would suggest a passphrase next time you create a password. I love 2 fish! It is simple, easy to remember, and harder to crack.

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Stop giving out answers on Facebook

People love to share information about themselves in person and online. Sometimes they give out way too much information. Here is a scenario. You are on Facebook and see that Hot Rod Magazines Facebook page has a 1969 Ford Mustang, Camaro, or Chevelle picture. In the caption, it states: “They don’t make cars like they used to.” Like this page and comment your first car for a chance to win a free detail package. Everyone could use a free car

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Data Breach: Panera Bread

If you have signed up for an online account through Paneras website, panerabread.com, you may be one of the millions of people that had their records released. The records could contain names, email & physical addresses, brithday’s and the last four digits of your credit card number. More information can be found¬†here.

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Data Breach: My Fitness Pal

A popular fitness app supported by Under Armour is one of the latest breaches. MyFitnessPal tracks user movements and can also store food consumption. This breach consists of roughly 150 Million users. Under Armour also reports that the affected information includes usernames, email addresses, and hashed passwords. Every user will eventually be forced to change their password, but it is suggested that the user changes it immediately.

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