How do you know if you have been hacked?

Posted on Oct 12, 2017 in Featured, Online Security |

All this talk about how everybody is vulnerable to being hacked; how do I find out if it happened to me? The Director of the FBI famously said that all the big companies in the country have been hacked, some just don’t know it yet. Strong words. With such widespread criminal behavior, against heavily protected organizations, it makes sense that every person with a computer should know how to figure out if he or she have been hacked. You may...

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Protecting your identity after the Equifax security breach

Posted on Sep 19, 2017 in Featured, Online Security |

On September 7, 2017, Equifax, one of the largest consumer credit agencies, announced that a data breach potentially affecting 143 million U.S. consumers. The data breach included Social Security numbers, names, addresses, driver’s license numbers, dates of birth, and in some cases, credit card numbers. Equifax has published a web page for consumers to visit and determine if their information was included in the breach...

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Protect the Identity of the Dead

Posted on Feb 2, 2017 in Featured, Online Security, Peoples Progress e-Newsletter |

Family members are not generally at risk from the theft of a dead loved one’s identity. But nobody wants to have to deal with the hassle that can happen when a bad guy uses the identity of a deceased to file a fake tax return or open a credit account. Here’s what you need to know about the issue, and how to protect your family from the threat. AARP reports that each year millions of identities from deceased persons are hijacked. And...

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Free public Wi-Fi can cost you dearly

Posted on Dec 12, 2016 in Featured, Online Security |

What do public libraries, gyms, hospitals and coffee shops have in common? Wireless internet access that invites theft of your sensitive information. These days even the air comes at some health cost in many areas of the globe. Free wireless internet (Wi-Fi) often comes at a cost, too: it is possible to intercept or steal sensitive information such as account credentials to your online banking account. In fact, some could argue that such...

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Protect Your Business IT Assets

Posted on Nov 14, 2016 in Business Financial Insights, Featured, Online Security, Peoples Bank News |

By Having Good Updating and Decommissioning Procedures Protecting customers’ sensitive information is one of the most important things your business can do. If customers can’t trust you to protect its interests, they will look elsewhere to spend their dollars. Technology advances at such a rate that it is hard to keep up with IT security best-practice. But keep up we must. Peoples Voice has published several blog posts with tips about...

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Online Banking Best Practices for Businesses

Posted on Oct 26, 2016 in Business Financial Insights, Featured, Online Security, Peoples Bank News |

The internet is awash in expert online banking advice. Brian Krebs, a well-respected security expert, has published his list of the ten best practices for safe online banking. Below we provide our thoughts on some of the more interesting points, but it would be worth your time to consider all of them. Use a dedicated system to access the bank’s site. Not your everyday computer, but a computer that only connects to the bank system. Use a...

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