Malware: What to do if you have it, and how to avoid it.

Posted on Mar 15, 2016 in Featured, Online Security, Peoples Bank News |

How did this happen to me? A word about how to avoid malware. According to the National Cyber Security Alliance, many of the crimes committed online or via the internet start with malicious software known as “malware” – software, viruses and/or other programs that record or pass along your computer activity. Sneaky web links or deceptive registration screens are the typical means of installation. Most people who have malware on their computer...

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Guide to Internet Security

Posted on Apr 23, 2015 in Online Security, Peoples Bank News |

Just about everybody is on the ‘net by now, which means that just about everybody needs to monitor their internet security on a regular basis. Here are some really good online references to help you. Everything that connects the internet to you and your loved ones must be secure enough to protect you while doing its job efficiently. Adequate protection generally comes from having the right attitude about online security and performing...

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Four Simple Steps To Stop A Cyber Thief

Posted on Apr 7, 2015 in Online Security, Peoples Bank News |

Cyber crime is a growing threat to everyone’s financial health. Peoples Bank deploys a combination of safeguards to protect our customers’ information, and we encourage our customers to partner with us in that effort. Taking all the available protective steps, we will all be safer and more secure. If you have questions or concerns, please call us at 877-802-1212. Create c0mplic@t3d passwords. Avoid birthdays, pet names and simple passwords like...

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Keep all your check images secure

Posted on Mar 26, 2015 in Online Security, Peoples Bank News |

Electronic statements are safer than paper statements that must be printed, mailed and stored. But both types of statements may contain check images that include a representation of your signature used to authorize the check. If you store check images or statements on your computer, please make sure you take precautions to protect that sensitive information. If you still receive paper statements, or have stored old statements, where check...

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The “Internet of Things” and Your Online Security

Posted on Mar 18, 2015 in Online Security |

Before you get that neat gadget or appliance that accesses the internet, think about the potential risks and how to mitigate them. There are some pretty neat things you can do over the internet these days: unlock the door(s) of your home, change your thermostat setting, disarm the burglar alarm when you pull into the garage, automatically post grocery lists directly from your refrigerator, or even watch your pets during the day while you’re at...

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