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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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.com vs .cm ~ typo

Be careful when typing in the web address for the first time. Hackers are working “smarter not harder.” Instead of trying to trick you into clicking something inside of an email, they are just hoping you type in a URL wrong. “For example, if you try to visit some of the most popular destinations on the Web but omit the “o” in .com (and type .cm instead), there’s a good chance your browser will be bombarded with malware alerts and

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HIRING

Infotech Solutions is looking for a Part-Time IT technician to join our team. If yourself or know of anyone that may be a great fit for our team, please review and share. This position has the potential to lead into a full time position. Position:  IT Technician Primary Responsibilities: Facilitate PC troubleshooting & repair Provide technical support for clients over the phone, on-site, or remotely Monitoring and maintenance of client networks Assist with the setup and configuration of new client

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Social Engineering {Tricking}

There has been an up-tick in social engineering with emails around the area again. I personally received one this morning from UPS. Take a look at the screen shot below. The same techniques are still applicable in spotting a phishing email. The From is from a different address than what I would expect from UPS. The second red flag is the “Get your invoice here.” The Here is hyperlinked and will send me to a different site. Please DO NOT

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MFA – Multifactor Authentication

If you don’t already have multifactor authentication enabled on your online accounts like email, financial, or social media, you should. In the event a malicious actor obtains your username and password, they still have one more hurdle to get through before they are able to access your data. The malicious actor can steal your user name and password, but more than likely they have not taken your phone as well. With multifactor enabled, after the log in screen, there will

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What’s your password???

  Tech Republic has released their 2017 list of the worst passwords possible. Please don’t be on this list! If you have a password on this list, change it immediately. Hackers don’t sit and try each one of these passwords to see if they work. They have created programs to run all of these “easy” passwords to see if they match. To improve security, create passwords that use phrases of 12 characters or more, with mixed types of characters including

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