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October Tips

Multifactor Authentication Tech Tip MFA is a must-have if you set it up properly. Remember, keep authentication factors separate from the system the user is authenticating from. For instance, a user should not receive an e-mail with a one-time password as an MFA factor for accessing a VPN through the same e-mail account they use […]

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September Tips

The Life Cycle of a Breached Database Every time there is another data breach, we are asked to change our password at the breached entity. But the reality is that in most cases by the time the victim organization discloses an incident publicly the information has already been harvested many times over by profit-seeking cybercriminals. […]

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August Tips

NSA Releases Guidance on Security Wireless Devices While in Public The National Security Agency (NSA) has released an information sheet with guidance on securing wireless devices while in public for National Security System, Department of Defense, and Defense Industrial Base teleworkers, as well as the general public. This information sheet provides information on malicious techniques […]

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June Tips

One of the oldest scams around — the fake job interview that seeks only to harvest your personal and financial data — is on the rise, the FBI warns. Here’s the story of a recent LinkedIn impersonation scam that led to more than 100 people getting duped, and one almost-victim who decided the job offer […]

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May Tips

Get Creative With Your Home Renovations During Lumber Shortage According to a recent report by the National Association of Home Builders, the price of lumber has gone up to more than 180% since April 2020. Several factors led to the increase, all stemming from the coronavirus pandemic. The shutdowns that started last spring caused a […]

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April Tips

With the number of security breaches that seem to occur each year, it can be challenging to keep track of where your data may have been compromised. Luckily, Mozilla now tracks publicly disclosed breaches here: https://monitor.firefox.com. Keep in mind that newer or undisclosed breaches will most likely not show up on this list. It is […]

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March Tips

Use the Extended Tax Deadline to Maximize Your Return The Internal Revenue Service has announced that the federal income tax filing due date for the 2020 tax year has been extended April 15 to May 17, 2021. This extra time is a perfect opportunity to take another look at your taxes to maximize your return. […]

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February Tips

Scam “US Trading Commission” website is not the FTC It’s often said that imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, but we are not flattered at all by a scam website designed to look like a Federal Trade Commission site and steal your money. The imposter calls itself the US Trading Commission and uses the […]

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January Tips

Avoid These Common Password Mistakes Well, here we are. The weather is cold in many places, some of the first snowfalls are beginning to fall down from the sky. Winter is upon us. Time to change your password from Fall2020! to Winter2020!… Wait, what? Changing passwords every 90 days has been the de facto standard […]

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December Tips

Why Do Online Shoppers Have to Take Special Precautions? The convenience of online shopping is helping more people than ever this year. You can search from multiple vendors and compare prices with just a few clicks. Unfortunately, that convenience can come at a cost because online shopping is also very popular with criminals who want […]

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November Tips

Avoiding Social Engineering and Phishing Attacks What is social engineering? When someone uses human interactions to obtain or compromise information from a person or organization, it’s called social engineering. By asking questions of the right people, he or she may be able to piece together enough information to gather private personal information or infiltrate an […]

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August Tips

Your Bank, Your Way If you’re like most people, you want better choices when it comes to banking. You want more convenience. In short, you want to do your banking on your terms. That’s where the industry is heading, and it’s what First Nebraska Bank’s “Your Bank, Your Way” campaign is all about. Because we […]

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July Tips

Have You Saved Enough Should the Unexpected Happen? While more Americans than ever say they do, most still say they don’t have the recommended six months of expenses saved, should they lose a job or experience an unexpected illness. Although it’s true that saving requires discipline, it’s not as difficult as you may think — […]

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