Mobile apps: Why needed, when needed, how needed…

Posted on Oct 2, 2014 in Mobile Banking, Online Security |

It used to be simple: programs were those things you used on your computer to make it work. Until computers got really small, with simpler processors that were not as strong and used less power than big computers. These less capable computers that fit in your pocket came to be known as “devices”. The word “programs” didn’t work to describe their software; programs had come to mean software that could do much more than a mobile device was...

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Tips to Avoid Identity Theft

Posted on Mar 19, 2014 in Mobile Banking, Online Banking, Online Security |

If you think you’re safe from identity theft, think again. The bad guys are increasingly successful at obtaining confidential information. The recent news about the Target and Neiman-Marcus security breach illustrates that even competent companies can be vulnerable and divulge personal credit card information. So what can you do to protect yourself and minimize the risk of big-time problems? Here are some tips to help. There are some...

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Getting Social with Your Community Bank

Posted on Feb 6, 2014 in Mobile Banking, Online Security, Peoples Progress e-Newsletter |

We’re constantly amazed at the openness with which some of our customers communicate with us via email and social media. On the one hand, we’re grateful to have engendered such trust and confidence, but on the other hand, we’re scared to death that such information might be abused by criminals who are very good at intercepting such data. Here’s some useful tips that will keep the convenience of online communication safe....

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How to Protect Against Online Scams

Posted on Jul 18, 2013 in Mobile Banking, Online Security |

Today scam artists and identity thieves have perfected the art of utilizing mobile phones, internet and email to get to consumers’ bank accounts. Yet more often than not, these same consumers do not understand the dangers and long term implications of a well-executed scam. Anyone can fall prey to a devilishly clever scam; it is not just the less savvy computer user at risk. In order to avoid a long term financial headache, or risk falling...

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