Along with vowing to break the seal on that gym membership and contribute the max to your retirement account, consider a resolution to make 2016 the year you lock down your identity. Nearly 13 million Americans were defrauded of $16 billion through identity theft in 2014. How can you help to prevent this from happening to you? Here are seven ways to keep your identity safer.
Touch ID is a security feature using fingerprint recognition IPhones. It helps keep your information even more secure and because no two fingerprints are alike it's one of the best passcodes you can have.
SMCU recognizes the importance of document security and disposal, so we host several free Shred Day events each year at our branches. These events invite community members to have their sensitive documents securely and professionally shredded and recycled for free.
When the next Shred Day is scheduled, we will update this page.
Your computer can be a window to your personal life for hackers. Without the right protection, your financial information, personal identifying information, and other sensitive data could be theirs. The good news is protecting your computer is as easy as installing quality anti-spyware and antivirus software and knowing the warning signs of attempts to steal your information.
In light of recent security vulnerabilities, such as Heartbleed and the Internet Explorer bug, and the scammers directly targeting credit union members, now is a great time to brush up on email dos and don’ts for maximum security and online safety.
Phishing, one of the most popular scamming techniques, takes place when people pretend to be from well-known companies, organizations, or government agencies and trick you into giving them personal information, such as your Social Security number or financial account information.