Post Category: Data Security

March 25th, 2014 Data Security

Phone Scam Targets Card Information

There have been several reports of a new phone scam that seeks to gain banking information from area residents. A computer generated voice states that your card has been locked or frozen and asks for you to type in your 16-digit card number. The voice sometimes claims to be from German American Bank but other times […]

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February 24th, 2014 Data Security

New Security Threat Targets Apple Products

Apple has announced a security vulnerability that affects recent versions of operating systems for the iPhone, iPad, and iPod, as well as Mac OSX-based systems. This vulnerability, known as a “man in the middle” attack, allows an attacker to intercept, read, and change secure content you send and receive. For example, connecting to your banking information which […]

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January 1st, 2014 Data Security

Phishing and Pharming: Two Threats to Your Online Safety

What is Phishing? Phishing (pronounced fishing) is a technique used by unsavory individuals and companies to try and fool you into giving out important personal and financial information. Armed with publicly available information plus what you supply, they can forge documents, set up accounts, and steal your identity. The ultimate purpose is to separate you […]

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