Cybersecurity Tip of the Week http://fcnb.ca/cybersecurity.html hourly 1 1970-01-01T00:00+00:00 Baby it's cold outside - Layer up http://fcnb.ca/pc_url_38791559 <div class="plain"><font style="" class="plainlarge"><br></font></div><div class="plain"><font style="" class="heading1"><img width="250" align="left" src='//0104.nccdn.net/1_5/074/2d1/1ff/2019-01-16-Baby-it-s-cold-outside.jpeg' style="margin: 15px 15px 15px 0px;float: left" height="171" size="250" border="0" daid="17915416">Baby it’s cold outside – Layer up</font><font style="" class="plainlarge"><br></font><font style="" class="plainlarge"><br></font></div><div class="plain"><font style="" class="plainlarge">Layering up your login also known as multi-factor authentication (also known as two-factor authentication), which is a free feature available n the settings of your favorite social networks, banking site, etc. </font></div><div class="plain"><font style="" class="plainlarge"><br></font><font style="" class="customtext2"><b>What is multi-factor authentication?</b></font></div><div class="plain"><font style="" class="plainlarge"><span style="" class="plain"><b><br></b></span></font><font style="" class="plainlarge">Multi-factor authentication is an additional layer of protection beyond your password. It significantly decreases the risk of a hacker accessing your online accounts by combining your password with a second factor, like your mobile phone. </font></div><div class="plain"><font style="" class="plainlarge"><br></font><font style="" class="plainlarge">There are dozens of options you can choose from to protect your accounts, but most websites rely only on a few. </font></div><div class="plain"><font style="" class="plainlarge"><br></font><font style="" class="plainlarge">Here are the top three types of multi-factor authentication options:</font></div><div class="plain"><font style="" class="plainlarge"><br></font><ol><li class="plain"><font style="" class="plainlarge"><b><a rel="" link="" target="_blank" href="http://fcnb.ca/cybersecurity.html?fb_38110945_anch=38125055" class="plainlarge"><b>Password</b></a>:</b> A strong password is your first layer of defense. With this in place, you’re ready to add an extra layer of protection. </font></li><li class="plain"><font style="" class="plainlarge"><b>Fingerprint ID: </b>Available on most smartphones and many laptops, fingerprint scanning is a great way to keep your device locked only to you. </font></li><li class="plain"><font style="" class="plainlarge"><b>Single-use code:</b> A single use code is either sent to your phone or your email address, which generally, only you have access to.  </font></li></ol><font style="" class="plainlarge"><br></font><font style="" class="plainlarge">This extra layer of protection will keep you warm through the cold winter months and all year long.</font></div><div class="plain"><font style="" class="plainlarge"><br></font></div><div class="plain"><p class="plain"><font style="" class="plainlarge"><a link="" target="_blank" href="http://fcnb.ca/frauds-scams.html" class="plainlarge">Learn more about Frauds and Scams</a></font></p> <p class="plain"><font style="" class="plainlarge"><a link="" target="_blank" href="http://fcnb.ca/cybersecurity.html" class="plainlarge">See all Cybersecurity tips</a></font></p> <font style="" class="plainlarge"><a link="" target="_blank" href="https://www.getcybersafe.gc.ca/index-en.aspx" class="plainlarge">Learn more about how to Get Cyber Safe</a></font></div><div class="plain"><br></div><div class="plain"><span displayText="Facebook" class="st_facebook_large"></span> <span displayText="Tweet" class="st_twitter_large"></span> <span displayText="LinkedIn" class="st_linkedin_large"></span> <span displayText="Email" class="st_email_large"></span> <script type="text/javascript">var switchTo5x=true;</script> <script src="http://w.sharethis.com/button/buttons.js" type="text/javascript"></script> <script type="text/javascript">stLight.options({publisher: "e727b6e4-f329-44bf-81ed-7fbcea81edbd"}); </script><br></div><div class="plain"><br></div> FCNB 2019-01-09T06:00:08-08:00 Baby it's cold outside - Layer up New Year’s Cybersecurity Resolutions http://fcnb.ca/pc_url_38781993 <div class="plain"><font style="" class="plainlarge"><br></font></div><div class="plain"><font style="" class="heading1"><img width="250" align="left" src='//0104.nccdn.net/1_5/0f2/243/2dc/507478-PHVWNL-178.jpg' style="margin: 15px 15px 15px 0px;float: left" height="167" size="250" border="0" daid="17912163">New Year’s Cybersecurity Resolutions</font><font style="" class="plainlarge"><br></font><font style="" class="plainlarge"><br></font></div><div class="plain"><font style="" class="plainlarge">Happy New Year! It’s the time of year when we feel the need to turn over a new leaf and create a list of goals. To help you out, we went ahead and created a list to set you on the right cybersecurity track!</font><font style="" class="plainlarge"><br></font></div><div class="plain"><font style="" class="plainlarge"><br></font></div><blockquote><div class="plain"><font style="" class="plainlarge"><b>1. Set better passwords:</b> Having a strong password is your first line of defence! It can be very tempting to use a simple combination for every account, but choosing a strong and unique password should take priority. If you are having a hard time with keeping track of all your passwords, research a good and reputable password manager software. Make sure to never use personal information in your passwords, such as your date of birth, social insurance number, etc. </font></div></blockquote><div class="plain"><font style="" class="plainlarge"><br></font></div><blockquote><div class="plain"><font style="" class="plainlarge"><b>2. Public Wi-Fi: </b>When it comes to public Wi-Fi, there is no such thing as secure Wi-Fi. Even if your local coffee shop claims it is secure, Wi-Fi networks lack encryption. Private online activity, such as online banking or shopping, should be done at home or when using a VPN that will guarantee you a safe Wi-Fi connection. </font></div></blockquote><div class="plain"><font style="" class="plainlarge"><br></font></div><blockquote><div class="plain"><font style="" class="plainlarge"><b>3. Secure your social media: </b>While social media is great at connecting us with our loved ones, it is also a great way for scammers to collect your personal information and catch you in a scam – if you aren’t careful. Be mindful of what <a rel="" link="" target="_blank" href="http://fcnb.ca/For-What-Its-Worth.html?fb_37818530_anch=38569189" class="plainlarge">you post</a> and make sure to set your settings to private on all your social networks.  </font></div></blockquote><div class="plain"><font style="" class="plainlarge"><br></font></div><blockquote><div class="plain"><font style="" class="plainlarge"><b>4. Don’t skip your updates: </b>Protect your personal information, files and money from malware by installing updates to your devices, apps and antivirus as they become available. You can set software to ‘auto-update’ so you do not miss out on the latest security features. </font></div></blockquote><div class="plain"><font style="" class="plainlarge"><br></font></div><blockquote><div class="plain"><font style="" class="plainlarge"><b>5. Know the trending frauds:</b> Frauds and scams evolve all the time. Knowing the signs to watch for will help you be better prepared and avoid falling for scams. <a rel="" link="" target="_blank" href="http://fcnb.ca/subscribe.html" class="plainlarge">Sign up</a> for our fraud alerts to receive notifications right in your inbox. </font></div></blockquote><div class="plain"><font style="" class="plainlarge"><br></font><font style="" class="plainlarge">Start the year off right by keeping your personal information safe from cybercriminals. </font></div><div class="plain"><font style="" class="plainlarge"><br></font><p class="plain"><font style="" class="plainlarge"><a link="" target="_blank" href="http://fcnb.ca/frauds-scams.html" class="plainlarge">Learn more about Frauds and Scams</a></font></p> <p class="plain"><font style="" class="plainlarge"><a link="" target="_blank" href="http://fcnb.ca/cybersecurity.html" class="plainlarge">See all Cybersecurity tips</a></font></p> <font style="" class="plainlarge"><a link="" target="_blank" href="https://www.getcybersafe.gc.ca/index-en.aspx" class="plainlarge">Learn more about how to Get Cyber Safe</a> </font></div><div class="plain"><br><span displayText="Facebook" class="st_facebook_large"></span> <span displayText="Tweet" class="st_twitter_large"></span> <span displayText="LinkedIn" class="st_linkedin_large"></span> <span displayText="Email" class="st_email_large"></span> <script type="text/javascript">var switchTo5x=true;</script> <script src="http://w.sharethis.com/button/buttons.js" type="text/javascript"></script> <script type="text/javascript">stLight.options({publisher: "e727b6e4-f329-44bf-81ed-7fbcea81edbd"}); </script><br><br></div> FCNB 2019-01-02T06:01:27-08:00 New Year’s Cybersecurity Resolutions The Trojan horse of software http://fcnb.ca/pc_url_38770429 <div class="plain"><font style="" class="plainlarge"><br></font></div><div class="plain"><font style="" class="plainlarge"><img width="250" align="left" daid="17907411" src='//0104.nccdn.net/1_5/115/1e0/0a1/2018-12-19-Trojan-horse-of-software_1.jpeg' style="margin: 15px 15px 15px 0px;float: left" border="0" size="250"><font style="" class="heading1">The Trojan horse of software</font></font></div><div class="plain"><p class="plain"><font style="" class="plainlarge"><br></font></p><p class="plain"><font style="" class="plainlarge">The Trojan horse is a story most people know. Soldiers hid inside of a giant wooden horse and invaded the enemy’s castle from the inside by bursting out of it. Even though this story happened in about 500 B.C., the Trojan horse is still active today and you may be its next victim if you’re not careful. </font></p> <p class="plain"><font style="" class="plainlarge"> </font></p> <p class="plain"><font style="" class="plainlarge">Trojan horse or Trojan viruses are a type of computer software that hides itself as trustworthy software. It usually hides in fake antivirus tools or software to speed up or clean your computer. In reality, this software is creating a backdoor to let malicious user have access to your computer. This can let them see sensitive or personal information such as passwords, usernames, bank cards and more. </font></p> <p class="plain"><font style="" class="plainlarge"> </font></p> <p class="plain"><font style="" class="plainlarge"> </font></p> <p class="plain"><font style="" class="plainlarge">The best way to protect yourself from Trojan viruses is to avoid downloading software from software providers that are not trusted. Software providers will never urge you to download their software for an emergency. It is also essential to have a strong anti-virus and keep all of your software up to date. </font></p> <p class="plain"><font style="" class="plainlarge"> </font></p> <p class="plain"><font style="" class="plainlarge">When your software isn’t up to date, it gives these programs an easy way to exploit your computer and its weaknesses. Follow these steps and you may prevent being victimized by the next Trojan horse.</font></p> <p class="plain"><font style="" class="plainlarge"> </font></p> <p class="plain"><font style="" class="plainlarge"><a link="" target="_blank" href="http://fcnb.ca/frauds-scams.html" class="plainlarge">Learn more about Frauds and Scams</a></font></p> <p class="plain"><font style="" class="plainlarge"><a link="" target="_blank" href="http://fcnb.ca/cybersecurity.html" class="plainlarge">See all Cybersecurity tips</a></font></p> <p class="plain"><font style="" class="plainlarge"><a link="" target="_blank" href="https://www.getcybersafe.gc.ca/index-en.aspx" class="plainlarge">Learn more about how to Get Cyber Safe</a></font></p><p class="plain"><br></p><p class="plain"><span displayText="Facebook" class="st_facebook_large"></span> <span displayText="Tweet" class="st_twitter_large"></span> <span displayText="LinkedIn" class="st_linkedin_large"></span> <span displayText="Email" class="st_email_large"></span> <script type="text/javascript">var switchTo5x=true;</script> <script src="http://w.sharethis.com/button/buttons.js" type="text/javascript"></script> <script type="text/javascript">stLight.options({publisher: "e727b6e4-f329-44bf-81ed-7fbcea81edbd"}); </script><br></p><br></div> FCNB 2018-12-19T05:59:51-08:00 The Trojan horse of software Jailbreaking your iPhone http://fcnb.ca/pc_url_38766344 <div class="plain"><font style="" class="plainlarge"><br></font></div><div class="plain"><p class="plain"><b><font style="" class="heading1"><img width="250" align="left" daid="17905148" src='//0104.nccdn.net/1_5/340/3c4/2d9/2018-12-12-Jailbreaking-your-iphone.jpeg' style="margin: 15px 15px 15px 0px;float: left" border="0" size="250"><br></font></b></p></div><div class="plain"><p class="plain"><b><font style="" class="heading1">Jailbreaking your iPhone</font></b></p> <p class="plain"><font style="" class="plainlarge"> </font></p> <p class="plain"><font style="" class="plainlarge">Jailbreaking your device may seem like a fun and exciting way to push the limits of what your iPhone or iPad is capable of. But it comes with some very serious risks that are very important to understand. </font></p> <p class="plain"><font style="" class="plainlarge"> </font></p> <p class="plain"><font style="" class="plainlarge">First of all, what is jailbreaking? </font></p> <p class="plain"><font style="" class="plainlarge"> </font></p> <p class="plain"><font style="" class="plainlarge">Jailbreaking consists of breaking down the walls put up by the software that Apple has put on their devices. This allows you to alter the software to further customize your device and even download apps from providers other than the apple store. These features do not come without serious consequences. </font></p> <p class="plain"><font style="" class="plainlarge"> </font></p> <p class="plain"><font style="" class="plainlarge">As soon as you jailbreak your device, you throw away your device’s warranty, as Apple does not support this action. Your phone is much more likely to crash and run into more problems. </font></p> <p class="plain"><font style="" class="plainlarge"> </font></p> <p class="plain"><font style="" class="plainlarge">You also step away from the safety of the boundaries that Apple has set. You leave your device open to malware, which can take your data and give it away to other third party companies or even cybercriminals. Jailbreaking is done at the user’s discretion. So when altering your devices in this way, it is important to be aware of the negatives that surround this simple modification to your everyday device.  </font></p> <p class="plain"><font style="" class="plainlarge"> </font></p> <p class="plain"><font style="" class="plainlarge"><a link="" target="_blank" href="http://fcnb.ca/frauds-scams.html" class="plainlarge">Learn more about Frauds and Scams</a></font></p> <p class="plain"><font style="" class="plainlarge"><a link="" target="_blank" href="http://fcnb.ca/cybersecurity.html" class="plainlarge">See all Cybersecurity tips</a></font></p> <p class="plain"><a link="" target="_blank" href="https://www.getcybersafe.gc.ca/index-en.aspx" class="heading1"><font style="" class="plainlarge">Learn more about how to Get Cyber Safe</font></a><u></u></p><p class="plain"><br></p></div><div class="plain"><span displayText="Facebook" class="st_facebook_large"></span> <span displayText="Tweet" class="st_twitter_large"></span> <span displayText="LinkedIn" class="st_linkedin_large"></span> <span displayText="Email" class="st_email_large"></span> <script type="text/javascript">var switchTo5x=true;</script> <script src="http://w.sharethis.com/button/buttons.js" type="text/javascript"></script> <script type="text/javascript">stLight.options({publisher: "e727b6e4-f329-44bf-81ed-7fbcea81edbd"}); </script><br></div> FCNB 2018-12-12T05:28:28-08:00 Jailbreaking your iPhone .exe and .msi files http://fcnb.ca/pc_url_38759088 <div class="plain"><font style="" class="plainlarge"><br></font></div><div class="plain"><p class="plain"><b><font style="" class="heading1"><img width="250" align="left" daid="17903459" src='//0104.nccdn.net/1_5/005/216/39d/2018-12-05-exe-and-msi-files.jpeg' style="margin: 15px 15px 15px 0px;float: left" border="0" size="250">.exe and .msi files</font></b></p> <p class="plain"><font style="" class="plainlarge"> </font></p> <p class="plain"><font style="" class="plainlarge">When downloading files or folders on the internet, it is always important to stay vigilant. Malware can find its way onto our computers without even breaking a sweat. </font></p> <p class="plain"><font style="" class="plainlarge"> </font></p> <p class="plain"><font style="" class="plainlarge">One of the most common ways that malware finds its way onto our computers is through .exe or .msi files, executable code, sometimes also known as installer files or installers. You should be aware that simply opening the .exe file will start running the code in the program and may then immediately cause the installation of malware onto your computer.   You should not run any installer or executable file which has not been obtained from a trusted source.</font></p> <p class="plain"><font style="" class="plainlarge"> </font></p> <p class="plain"><a link="" target="_blank" href="http://fcnb.ca/frauds-scams.html" class="plainlarge">Learn more about Frauds and Scams</a></p> <p class="plain"><font style="" class="plainlarge"><a link="" target="_blank" href="http://fcnb.ca/cybersecurity.html" class="plainlarge">See all Cybersecurity tips</a></font></p> <p class="plain"><font style="" class="plainlarge"><a link="" target="_blank" href="https://www.getcybersafe.gc.ca/index-en.aspx" class="plainlarge">Learn more about how to Get Cyber Safe</a><u></u></font></p><p class="plain"><br></p><p class="plain"><span displayText="Facebook" class="st_facebook_large"></span> <span displayText="Tweet" class="st_twitter_large"></span> <span displayText="LinkedIn" class="st_linkedin_large"></span> <span displayText="Email" class="st_email_large"></span> <script type="text/javascript">var switchTo5x=true;</script> <script src="http://w.sharethis.com/button/buttons.js" type="text/javascript"></script> <script type="text/javascript">stLight.options({publisher: "e727b6e4-f329-44bf-81ed-7fbcea81edbd"}); </script><br></p><br></div> FCNB 2018-12-05T06:00:09-08:00 .exe and .msi files I spy with my little eye http://fcnb.ca/pc_url_38751213 <div class="plain"><font style="" class="plainlarge"><br></font></div><div class="plain"><p class="plain"><b><font style="" class="heading1"><img width="250" align="left" daid="17901156" src='//0104.nccdn.net/1_5/33b/2a0/0ea/2018-11-28-I-spy-with-my-little-eye.jpeg' style="margin: 15px 15px 15px 0px;float: left" border="0" size="250">I spy with my little eye</font></b></p> <p class="plain"><font style="" class="plainlarge"> </font></p> <p class="plain"><font style="" class="plainlarge">If you download a great quantity of the things off of the internet, you better make sure you’re protected from spyware. </font></p> <p class="plain"><font style="" class="plainlarge"> </font></p> <p class="plain"><font style="" class="plainlarge">Spyware is one of the scammer’s favourite tools.</font></p> <p class="plain"><font style="" class="plainlarge"> </font></p> <p class="plain"><font style="" class="plainlarge">Spyware is software that uses your computer to gain knowledge about you without your consent and may even send or sell it to someone else. They can intercept your browser history, your usernames and even your passwords among other things. This can be used to target consumers in a personalised manner, sometimes targeting your interests or your needs. </font></p> <p class="plain"><font style="" class="plainlarge"> </font></p> <p class="plain"><font style="" class="plainlarge">This type of software can be found in pop-up windows, when you click on certain buttons in these windows, add-ons or even masquerading as spyware removal software. To prevent spyware, it is recommended to download Malwarebytes; this is free software that can run occasional or scheduled scans for malware, spyware and trojan ware. When combined with good anti-virus software, your computer will have much stronger protection than on its own. </font></p> <p class="plain"><font style="" class="plainlarge"> </font></p> <p class="plain"><font style="" class="plainlarge">Do not download any software that you have been offered very suddenly and seems too good to be true. And when receiving emails, do not open attachments or click on emails or websites from people you don’t know. </font></p> <p class="plain"><font style="" class="plainlarge"> </font></p> <p class="plain"><font style="" class="plainlarge"><a link="" target="_blank" href="http://fcnb.ca/frauds-scams.html" class="plainlarge">Learn more about Frauds and Scams</a></font></p> <p class="plain"><font style="" class="plainlarge"><a link="" target="_blank" href="http://fcnb.ca/cybersecurity.html" class="plainlarge">See all Cybersecurity tips</a></font></p> <p class="plain"><font style="" class="plainlarge"><a link="" target="_blank" href="https://www.getcybersafe.gc.ca/index-en.aspx" class="plainlarge">Learn more about how to Get Cyber Safe</a><u></u></font></p><p class="plain"><br></p><p class="plain"><span displayText="Facebook" class="st_facebook_large"></span> <span displayText="Tweet" class="st_twitter_large"></span> <span displayText="LinkedIn" class="st_linkedin_large"></span> <span displayText="Email" class="st_email_large"></span> <script type="text/javascript">var switchTo5x=true;</script> <script src="http://w.sharethis.com/button/buttons.js" type="text/javascript"></script> <script type="text/javascript">stLight.options({publisher: "e727b6e4-f329-44bf-81ed-7fbcea81edbd"}); </script><br></p><br></div> FCNB 2018-11-28T06:00:05-08:00 I spy with my little eye Make it custom http://fcnb.ca/pc_url_38743573 <div class="plain"><font style="" class="plainlarge"><br></font></div><div class="plain"><p class="plain"><b><font style="" class="heading1"><img width="250" align="left" daid="17897754" src='//0104.nccdn.net/1_5/057/1d3/289/2018-11-21-Make-it-custom.jpg' style="margin: 15px 15px 15px 0px;float: left" border="0" size="250">Make it custom</font></b></p> <p class="plain"><font style="" class="plainlarge"> </font></p> <p class="plain"><font style="" class="plainlarge">If you are downloading and installing software from any company, look for a “custom installation” option to choose. Even the most trusted companies can leave you with more than you bargained for. They will usually give you the choice between a “standard installation” and a “custom installation”. The first option has the chance of installing anything the software developer wants to. </font></p> <p class="plain"><font style="" class="plainlarge"> </font></p> <p class="plain"><font style="" class="plainlarge">This can leave you with add-ons for your internet browser or even extra software you never desired on your computer and in some extreme cases, malware or spyware. When choosing the “custom installation” option, you can choose what software and which add-ons you would like to have. </font></p> <p class="plain"><font style="" class="plainlarge"> </font></p> <p class="plain"><font style="" class="plainlarge">This simple choice gives you the most control over this important decision.</font></p> <p class="plain"><font style="" class="plainlarge"> </font> </p> <p class="plain"><font style="" class="plainlarge"><a link="" target="_blank" href="http://fcnb.ca/frauds-scams.html" class="plainlarge">Learn more about Frauds and Scams</a></font></p> <p class="plain"><font style="" class="plainlarge"><a link="" target="_blank" href="http://fcnb.ca/cybersecurity.html" class="plainlarge">See all Cybersecurity tips</a></font></p> <p class="plain"><font style="" class="plainlarge"><a link="" target="_blank" href="https://www.getcybersafe.gc.ca/index-en.aspx" class="plainlarge">Learn more about how to Get Cyber Safe</a><u></u></font></p><p class="plain"><br></p><p class="plain"><span displayText="Facebook" class="st_facebook_large"></span> <span displayText="Tweet" class="st_twitter_large"></span> <span displayText="LinkedIn" class="st_linkedin_large"></span> <span displayText="Email" class="st_email_large"></span> <script type="text/javascript">var switchTo5x=true;</script> <script src="http://w.sharethis.com/button/buttons.js" type="text/javascript"></script> <script type="text/javascript">stLight.options({publisher: "e727b6e4-f329-44bf-81ed-7fbcea81edbd"}); </script><br></p><br></div> FCNB 2018-11-21T06:00:35-08:00 Make it custom Internet Cookies http://fcnb.ca/pc_url_38736677 <p class="plain"><b><font style="" class="plainlarge"><br></font></b></p><p class="plain"><b><font style="" class="plainlarge"><img width="250" align="left" daid="17894734" src='//0104.nccdn.net/1_5/11d/16d/2b4/2018-11-14-Internet-cookies.jpeg' style="margin: 15px 15px 15px 0px;float: left" border="0" size="250"><font style="" class="heading1">Internet Cookies</font></font></b></p> <p class="plain"><font style="" class="plainlarge"> </font></p> <p class="plain"><font style="" class="plainlarge">Internet cookies are not delicious baked goods like the name may suggest. They are in fact small pieces of information stored on your computer’s hard drive that store certain user attributes and in some cases helps your internet browser load websites faster. </font></p> <p class="plain"><font style="" class="plainlarge"> </font></p> <p class="plain"><font style="" class="plainlarge">As some browsers offer the option to not save internet cookies, some people may have questions regarding their use. Cookies are saved on your computer and removed periodically after a certain period of time. It is however, better to manually erase them from time-to-time to keep your browser running smoothly and efficiently. </font></p> <p class="plain"><font style="" class="plainlarge"> </font></p> <p class="plain"><font style="" class="plainlarge">Cookies are exclusive to the user, as well as the website. So your cookies will not match up with someone else’s cookies. The scariest question of all is if they can give your computer viruses, as cookies are so common. The answer is no. Cookies are simply text files to help your browser remember some information about certain websites, whilst viruses are only present in executable files such as installers, documents, music, photos and programs. However, cookies can sometimes store your personal settings for a website or even the location you have entered. </font></p> <p class="plain"><font style="" class="plainlarge"> </font></p> <p class="plain"><font style="" class="plainlarge">The best thing to do is turn off the use of cookies in your browser’s settings.</font></p> <p class="plain"><font style="" class="plainlarge"> </font></p> <p class="plain"><font style="" class="plainlarge"><a link="" target="_blank" href="http://fcnb.ca/frauds-scams.html" class="plainlarge">Learn more about Frauds and Scams</a></font></p> <p class="plain"><font style="" class="plainlarge"><a link="" target="_blank" href="http://fcnb.ca/cybersecurity.html" class="plainlarge">See all Cybersecurity tips</a></font></p> <p class="plain"><font style="" class="plainlarge"><a link="" target="_blank" href="https://www.getcybersafe.gc.ca/index-en.aspx" class="plainlarge">Learn more about how to Get Cyber Safe</a></font><u></u></p><p class="plain"><br></p><p class="plain"><span displayText="Facebook" class="st_facebook_large"></span> <span displayText="Tweet" class="st_twitter_large"></span> <span displayText="LinkedIn" class="st_linkedin_large"></span> <span displayText="Email" class="st_email_large"></span> <script type="text/javascript">var switchTo5x=true;</script> <script src="http://w.sharethis.com/button/buttons.js" type="text/javascript"></script> <script type="text/javascript">stLight.options({publisher: "e727b6e4-f329-44bf-81ed-7fbcea81edbd"}); </script><br></p> FCNB 2018-11-14T06:00:20-08:00 Internet Cookies Media Literacy Week http://fcnb.ca/pc_url_38727739 <div class="plain"><font style="" class="plainlarge"><br></font></div><div class="plain"><p class="plain"><b><font style="" class="heading1"><img width="250" align="left" daid="17892107" src='//0104.nccdn.net/1_5/2d5/198/084/2018-11-07-Media-literacy-week.jpeg' style="margin: 15px 15px 15px 0px;float: left" border="0" size="250">Media Literacy Week</font></b></p> <p class="plain"><font style="" class="plainlarge"> </font></p> <p class="plain"><font style="" class="plainlarge">Not only is November Financial Literacy Month, but from November 5-9 it is Media Literacy week. </font></p> <p class="plain"><font style="" class="plainlarge"> </font></p> <p class="plain"><font style="" class="plainlarge">Media Literacy week is an annual event that takes place every November. Co-led by MediaSmarts and the Canadian Teachers’ Federation (CTF), the week puts a spotlight on the importance of digital and media literacy as key components in the education of youth. </font></p> <p class="plain"><font style="" class="plainlarge"> </font></p> <p class="plain"><font style="" class="plainlarge">They work with Canadian schools, libraries, and educational associations and organizations that are looking to inspire a leap in Canadians’ thinking towards media education as an important – and innovative – approach for creating thoughtful, engaged and informed young people. </font></p> <p class="plain"><font style="" class="plainlarge"> </font></p> <p class="plain"><font style="" class="plainlarge">They have tons of resources for teachers and for families looking to teach youth about how to be media literate. </font></p> <p class="plain"><font style="" class="plainlarge"> </font></p> <p class="plain"><font style="" class="plainlarge">For more information and great resources, visit their website: <a link="" target="_blank" href="http://www.medialiteracyweek.ca/" class="plainlarge">www.medialiteracyweek.ca</a></font></p> <p class="plain"><font style="" class="plainlarge"> </font></p> <p class="plain"><font style="" class="plainlarge">For more information on how Financial Literacy click <a link="" target="_blank" href="http://www.fcnb.ca/financial-literacy.html" class="plainlarge">here</a>.  </font></p> <p class="plain"><font style="" class="plainlarge"> </font></p> <p class="plain"><font style="" class="plainlarge"><a link="" target="_blank" href="http://fcnb.ca/frauds-scams.html" class="plainlarge">Learn more about Frauds and Scams</a></font></p> <p class="plain"><font style="" class="plainlarge"><a link="" target="_blank" href="http://fcnb.ca/cybersecurity.html" class="plainlarge">See all Cybersecurity tips</a></font></p> <font style="" class="plainlarge"><a link="" target="_blank" href="https://www.getcybersafe.gc.ca/index-en.aspx" class="plainlarge">Learn more about how to Get Cyber Safe</a></font></div><div class="plain"><br></div><div class="plain"><span displayText="Facebook" class="st_facebook_large"></span> <span displayText="Tweet" class="st_twitter_large"></span> <span displayText="LinkedIn" class="st_linkedin_large"></span> <span displayText="Email" class="st_email_large"></span> <script type="text/javascript">var switchTo5x=true;</script> <script src="http://w.sharethis.com/button/buttons.js" type="text/javascript"></script> <script type="text/javascript">stLight.options({publisher: "e727b6e4-f329-44bf-81ed-7fbcea81edbd"}); </script><br></div> FCNB 2018-11-07T06:00:37-08:00 Media Literacy Week Halloween cyber security nightmares http://fcnb.ca/pc_url_38722350 <div class="plain"><font style="" class="plainlarge"><br></font></div><div class="plain"><p class="plain"><b><font style="" class="heading1"><img width="250" align="left" daid="17889934" src='//0104.nccdn.net/1_5/056/2a8/384/2018-10-31-Halloween-cyber-security-nightmares.jpeg' style="margin: 15px 15px 15px 0px;float: left" border="0" size="250">Halloween cyber security nightmares</font></b></p> <p class="plain"><b><font style="" class="plainlarge"> </font></b></p> <p class="plain"><font style="" class="plainlarge">Halloween is usually associated with pumpkin carving, scary movies, creepy ghost stories, dreadful costumes and, of course, endless amounts of overpriced candies. </font></p> <p class="plain"><font style="" class="plainlarge"> </font></p> <p class="plain"><font style="" class="plainlarge">In the spirit of Halloween, we hope that the tips below will make the Internet space a little bit less scary. </font></p> <p class="plain"><font style="" class="plainlarge"> </font></p> <p class="plain"><b><font style="" class="customtext2"><b>Haunted TV specials</b></font></b></p><p class="plain"><b><font style="" class="plainlarge"><br></font></b></p> <p class="plain"><font style="" class="plainlarge">Halloween always features an abundance of horror movies on television that will give you nightmares for weeks to come. What if it your TV itself turned against you and held you for ransom? Smart TVs now have tons of different apps you can download. Make sure to always download apps from a trusted source, as these could provide an easy way in for the bad guys. </font></p> <p class="plain"><font style="" class="plainlarge"> </font></p> <p class="plain"><font style="" class="plainlarge">If possible, enable app verification in your settings. An extra barrier of protection would be to ensure your wireless router is encrypted. Learn how to do that <a link="" target="_blank" href="https://www.computerworld.com/article/2547129/mobile-wireless/tutorial--how-to-set-up-wpa2-on-your-wireless-network.html" class="plainlarge">here</a>. </font></p> <p class="plain"><font style="" class="plainlarge"> </font></p> <p class="plain"><b><font style="" class="customtext2"><b>I know what you did last night</b></font></b></p><p class="plain"><b><font style="" class="plainlarge"><br></font></b></p> <p class="plain"><font style="" class="plainlarge">Someone could be watching you through your webcam, without you realizing it. To learn more on how to protect yourself, read our cyber-tip <i><a link="" rel="" target="_blank" href="http://fcnb.ca/cybersecurity.html?fb_38110945_anch=38605908" class="plainlarge">Yes, webcams can spy on you.</a> </i></font></p> <p class="plain"><font style="" class="plainlarge"> </font></p> <p class="plain"><b><font style="" class="customtext2"><b>The hacker lock-picking nightmare</b></font></b></p><p class="plain"><b><font style="" class="plainlarge"><br></font></b></p> <p class="plain"><font style="" class="plainlarge">While we all love new technology, be wary of technologies that can make you vulnerable. <a link="" target="_blank" href="https://threatpost.com/bluetooth-hack-leaves-many-smart-locks-iot-devices-vulnerable/119825/" class="plainlarge">Researchers</a> have found that Bluetooth devices, including keyless entry systems, could be leaving your front door open to hackers – literally. </font></p> <p class="plain"><font style="" class="plainlarge"> </font></p> <p class="plain"><font style="" class="plainlarge">If a smart lock is a must have for your home, make sure to enable the two factor authentication and choose a strong password. </font></p> <p class="plain"><font style="" class="plainlarge"> </font></p> <p class="plain"><b><font style="" class="plainlarge"><b><font style="" class="customtext2"><b>When a Stranger Calls</b></font></b></font></b></p><p class="plain"><b><font style="" class="plainlarge"><b><br></b></font></b></p> <p class="plain"><font style="" class="plainlarge">Technology can truly be terrifying. We now have smart phones that can track every move we make. With access to your <a link="" target="_blank" href="http://fcnb.ca/cybersecurity.html?fb_38110945_anch=38563261" class="plainlarge">social media networks</a>, <a link="" target="_blank" href="http://fcnb.ca/cybersecurity.html?fb_38110945_anch=38549418" class="plainlarge">mobile banking</a> and <a link="" target="_blank" href="http://fcnb.ca/cybersecurity.html?fb_38110945_anch=38518824" class="plainlarge">online shopping</a>, imagine if your phone landed in the wrong hands? Scary! Setting up a two factor authentication on your accounts and having your phone locked can avoid mayhem from happening. </font></p> <p class="plain"><font style="" class="plainlarge"> </font></p> <p class="plain"><font style="" class="plainlarge">Happy Halloween! </font></p> <p class="plain"><font style="" class="plainlarge"> </font></p> <p class="plain"><font style="" class="plainlarge"><a link="" target="_blank" href="http://fcnb.ca/frauds-scams.html" class="plainlarge">Learn more about Frauds and Scams</a></font></p> <p class="plain"><font style="" class="plainlarge"><a link="" target="_blank" href="http://fcnb.ca/cybersecurity.html" class="plainlarge">See all Cybersecurity tips</a></font></p> <p class="plain"><font style="" class="plainlarge"><a link="" target="_blank" href="https://www.getcybersafe.gc.ca/index-en.aspx" class="plainlarge">Learn more about how to Get Cyber Safe</a><u></u></font></p><p class="plain"><br></p><p class="plain"><span displayText="Facebook" class="st_facebook_large"></span> <span displayText="Tweet" class="st_twitter_large"></span> <span displayText="LinkedIn" class="st_linkedin_large"></span> <span displayText="Email" class="st_email_large"></span> <script type="text/javascript">var switchTo5x=true;</script> <script src="http://w.sharethis.com/button/buttons.js" type="text/javascript"></script> <script type="text/javascript">stLight.options({publisher: "e727b6e4-f329-44bf-81ed-7fbcea81edbd"}); </script><br></p><br></div> FCNB 2018-10-31T06:00:38-07:00 Halloween cyber security nightmares Ads blocked? http://fcnb.ca/pc_url_38707315 <div class="plain"><br></div><div class="plain"><p class="plain"><b><font style="" class="heading1"><img width="250" align="left" daid="17885730" src='//0104.nccdn.net/1_5/310/000/0d8/2018-10-24-Ads-blocked.jpeg' style="margin: 15px 15px 15px 0px;float: left" border="0" size="250">Ads blocked?</font></b></p><p class="plain"><font style="" class="plainlarge"> </font></p><p class="plain"><font style="" class="plainlarge">If you are using the Google Chrome internet browser, Adblock is an essential add-on for you to download. Available for free, Adblock blocks any incoming ads on videos, websites and pop-ups.</font></p><p class="plain"><font style="" class="plainlarge"> </font></p><p class="plain"><font style="" class="plainlarge">This can help you protect yourself from potential scammers and fraud, as pop-ups and ads on websites are some of the most common ways scammers will use to push their products. And, if an ad is not blocked, you simply have to click on the Adblock icon in the top right corner of your browser and select it.</font></p><p class="plain"><font style="" class="plainlarge"> </font></p><p class="plain"><font style="" class="plainlarge">Adblock will now block that advertisement for you in the future and allow you to only see what it is you want to see. One of the best methods of protection is prevention.</font></p><p class="plain"><font style="" class="plainlarge"> </font></p><p class="plain"><font style="" class="plainlarge"><a link="" target="_blank" href="http://fcnb.ca/frauds-scams.html" class="plainlarge">Learn more about Frauds and Scams</a></font></p><p class="plain"><font style="" class="plainlarge"><a link="" target="_blank" href="http://fcnb.ca/cybersecurity.html" class="plainlarge">See all Cybersecurity tips</a></font></p><font style="" class="plainlarge"><a link="" target="_blank" href="https://www.getcybersafe.gc.ca/index-en.aspx" class="plainlarge">Learn more about how to Get Cyber Safe</a></font><br><span displayText="Facebook" class="st_facebook_large"></span> <span displayText="Tweet" class="st_twitter_large"></span> <span displayText="LinkedIn" class="st_linkedin_large"></span> <span displayText="Email" class="st_email_large"></span> <script type="text/javascript">var switchTo5x=true;</script> <script src="http://w.sharethis.com/button/buttons.js" type="text/javascript"></script> <script type="text/javascript">stLight.options({publisher: "e727b6e4-f329-44bf-81ed-7fbcea81edbd"}); </script></div> FCNB 2018-10-24T06:04:11-07:00 Ads blocked? Ways to improve small business cybersecurity http://fcnb.ca/pc_url_38694867 <div class="plain"><font style="" class="plainlarge"><br></font></div><div class="plain"><font style="" class="heading1"><img width="250" align="left" src='//0104.nccdn.net/1_5/184/308/127/2018-10-17-Small-business-cybersecurity.jpeg' style="margin: 15px 15px 15px 0px;float: left" height="143" size="250" border="0" daid="17881860">Ways to improve small business cybersecurity</font><font style="" class="plainlarge"><br></font><font style="" class="plainlarge"><br></font></div><div class="plain"><font style="" class="plainlarge">Happy Small Business Week! In an increasingly connected, automated and data-driven world, businesses need be extra vigilant about cybersecurity. </font></div><div class="plain"><font style="" class="plainlarge"><br></font><font style="" class="plainlarge">Did you know that 23 per cent of surveyed Canadian organizations that <a rel="" link="" target="_blank" href="https://www.statista.com/statistics/736620/canada-companies-cyber-attacks-fraud-economic-crime/" class="plainlarge">experienced a cyber-attack</a> reported having been victim of extortion as a consequence? Additionally, 31 per cent of Canadian organizations reported an estimated loss of one to fifty thousand U.S. dollars as a result of cyber-attacks, with five percent reporting <a rel="" link="" target="_blank" href="https://www.statista.com/statistics/589009/canada-companies-cybercrime-costs/" class="plainlarge">estimated losses</a> of between five and one hundred million dollars. </font></div><div class="plain"><font style="" class="plainlarge"><br></font><font style="" class="plainlarge">Use the following five tips to better defend your business against cyber-attacks. </font><font style="" class="plainlarge"><br></font><ol><li class="plain"><font style="" class="plainlarge"><b>Train Employees: </b>Your employees should be your front-line defense by participating in your small business security plan. Having a cybersecurity policy is a great way to have set rules in place for your employees to have strong passwords and protocols in case of a breach. Sourcing an outside company that specializes in cyber training is also a great way to train your employees. </font></li><li class="plain"><font style="" class="plainlarge"><b>Keep your computer and devices updated</b>: Always keep your computers, including desktops, laptops and mobile devices <a rel="" link="" target="_blank" href="http://fcnb.ca/cybersecurity.html?fb_38110945_anch=38141602" class="plainlarge">up to date</a>. </font></li><li class="plain"><font style="" class="plainlarge"><b>Back up your work:</b> All important business information should have a copy. If the information is ever stolen, or goes missing, you should have another copy somewhere. </font></li><li class="plain"><font style="" class="plainlarge"><b>Limit Access: </b>Unauthorized people should not have access to your company’s computer or accounts. Even a well-known and trusted person shouldn’t be allowed to access your computers and information. Make sure employees do not share information with your clients. Have individual logins for employees whenever possible. </font></li><li class="plain"><font style="" class="plainlarge"><b>Secure your Wi-Fi:</b> Your business’s Wi-Fi can be an easy way to access data. Make sure to secure your Wi-Fi so only employees can access it. If possible, set up a separate Wi-Fi for guests on a different network. Make sure that your employees are familiar with<a rel="" link="" target="_blank" href="http://fcnb.ca/cybersecurity.html?fb_38110945_anch=38467969" class="plainlarge"> Wi-Fi Safety</a> when out in the public for work trips. </font></li></ol><font style="" class="plainlarge"><br></font><font style="" class="plainlarge">You may be interested in: </font><ul><li class="plainlarge"><a rel="" link="" target="_blank" href="http://fcnb.ca/cybersecurity.html?fb_38110945_anch=38485435" class="plainlarge">Identifying fraudulent emails</a></li><li class="plainlarge"><a rel="" link="" target="_blank" href="http://fcnb.ca/cybersecurity.html?fb_38110945_anch=38285457" class="plainlarge">Ransomware 101</a></li><li class="plainlarge"><a rel="" link="" target="_blank" href="http://fcnb.ca/cybersecurity.html?fb_38110945_anch=38541217" class="plainlarge">Malware targets home and office routers</a></li><li class="plainlarge"><a rel="" link="" target="_blank" href="http://fcnb.ca/cybersecurity.html?fb_38110945_anch=38655730" class="plainlarge">Happy Computer Checklist </a></li></ul></div><div class="plain"><font style="" class="plainlarge"><br></font></div><div class="plain"><p class="plain"><font style="" class="plainlarge"><u><a link="" target="_blank" href="http://fcnb.ca/frauds-scams.html"><u>Learn more about Frauds and Scams</u></a></u></font></p><font style="" class="plainlarge"> </font><p class="plain"><u><a link="" target="_blank" href="http://fcnb.ca/cybersecurity.html"><u>See all Cybersecurity tips</u></a></u></p> <p class="plain"><a link="" target="_blank" href="https://www.getcybersafe.gc.ca/index-en.aspx"><u>Learn more about how to Get Cyber Safe</u></a></p><p class="plain"><br></p><p class="plain"><span displayText="Facebook" class="st_facebook_large"></span> <span displayText="Tweet" class="st_twitter_large"></span> <span displayText="LinkedIn" class="st_linkedin_large"></span> <span displayText="Email" class="st_email_large"></span> <script type="text/javascript">var switchTo5x=true;</script> <script src="http://w.sharethis.com/button/buttons.js" type="text/javascript"></script> <script type="text/javascript">stLight.options({publisher: "e727b6e4-f329-44bf-81ed-7fbcea81edbd"}); </script><br></p></div><div class="plain"><br></div> FCNB 2018-10-17T06:00:09-07:00 Ways to improve small business cybersecurity Safe online banking http://fcnb.ca/pc_url_38680798 <div class="plain"><font style="" class="plainlarge"><br></font></div><div class="plain"><font style="" class="heading1"><img width="250" align="left" src='//0104.nccdn.net/1_5/247/043/13e/2018-10-10-Safe-online-banking.jpeg' style="margin: 15px 15px 15px 0px;float: left" height="166" size="250" border="0" daid="17877052">Safe online banking</font><font style="" class="plainlarge"><br></font><font style="" class="plainlarge"><br></font></div><div class="plain"><font style="" class="plainlarge">Online banking is a fantastic way of paying your bills and getting quick and easy access to your finances. It is also a great way for cybercriminals to attempt to steal your information. </font></div><div class="plain"><font style="" class="plainlarge"><br></font><font style="" class="plainlarge">Here are some of the ways they can attempt to do this:</font></div><div class="plain"><font style="" class="plainlarge"><br></font><ul><li class="plain"><font style="" class="plainlarge"><b>Phishing:</b> cybercriminals use fake emails that look like real emails from your bank or financial institution asking you to reply with personal information.</font></li><li class="plain"><font style="" class="plainlarge"><b>Malware: </b>or malicious software is a program or file that is harmful to your computer; it can include a computer virus, spam, spyware and more. Cyber criminals use malware to get into your computer to steal your account information by capturing keystrokes or hijacking your account and transferring funds without your knowledge. </font></li><li class="plain"><font style="" class="plainlarge"><b>Pharming: </b>these attacks by cybercriminals involve redirecting your access from a legitimate website to a fake website (also known as “spoofing”), which is designed to look like the real deal. It will look very similar to your online banking site but will include extra fields, such as your mother’s maiden name, or SIN. Without realizing it, the information you think you are submitting to the bank is sent directly to the attacker.</font></li></ul><font style="" class="plainlarge"><br></font><font style="" class="plainlarge">Keep a close eye on your financial accounts regularly, the more familiar you are with your transactions, the easier it will be to spot a problem. For more tips on safe internet banking, click here. </font></div><div class="plain"><font style="" class="plainlarge"><br></font><font style="" class="plainlarge">You may also be interested in:</font><ul><li class="plainlarge"><a rel="" link="" target="_blank" href="http://fcnb.ca/cybersecurity.html?fb_38110945_anch=38518824" class="plainlarge">Safe online shopping</a></li><li class="plainlarge"><a rel="" link="" target="_blank" href="http://fcnb.ca/cybersecurity.html?fb_38110945_anch=38461336" class="plainlarge">Remember my details</a></li><li class="plainlarge"><a rel="" link="" target="_blank" href="http://fcnb.ca/cybersecurity.html?fb_38110945_anch=38417521" class="plainlarge">HTTPS</a></li></ul></div><div class="plain"><br></div><div class="plain"><p class="plain"><font style="" class="plainlarge"><a link="" target="_blank" href="http://fcnb.ca/frauds-scams.html" class="plainlarge">Learn more about Frauds and Scams</a></font></p> <p class="plain"><font style="" class="plainlarge"><a link="" target="_blank" href="http://fcnb.ca/cybersecurity.html" class="plainlarge">See all Cybersecurity tips</a></font></p> <p class="plain"><font style="" class="plainlarge"><a link="" target="_blank" href="https://www.getcybersafe.gc.ca/index-en.aspx" class="plainlarge">Learn more about how to Get Cyber Safe</a></font></p><p class="plain"><br></p><p class="plain"><span displayText="Facebook" class="st_facebook_large"></span> <span displayText="Tweet" class="st_twitter_large"></span> <span displayText="LinkedIn" class="st_linkedin_large"></span> <span displayText="Email" class="st_email_large"></span> <script type="text/javascript">var switchTo5x=true;</script> <script src="http://w.sharethis.com/button/buttons.js" type="text/javascript"></script> <script type="text/javascript">stLight.options({publisher: "e727b6e4-f329-44bf-81ed-7fbcea81edbd"}); </script><br></p><br></div> FCNB 2018-10-10T06:00:54-07:00 Safe online banking Signs of malware infection http://fcnb.ca/pc_url_38673479 <div class="plain"><font style="" class="plainlarge"><br></font></div><div class="plain"><p class="plain"><b><font style="" class="heading1"><img width="250" align="left" daid="17873370" src='//0104.nccdn.net/1_5/2e7/250/30d/2018-10-03-Signs-of-malware-infection.jpeg' style="margin: 15px 15px 15px 0px;float: left" border="0" size="250">Signs of malware infection</font></b></p> <p class="plain"><font style="" class="plainlarge"> </font></p> <p class="plain"><font style="" class="plainlarge">Is your computer running slower than usual? Does it take longer to start some of your programs? It may be a sign of a malware infection. Malware slows down your operating system, your programs or internet speed. </font></p> <p class="plain"><font style="" class="plainlarge"> </font></p> <p class="plain"><font style="" class="plainlarge">If you notice anything like this and you’re not using any resource-heavy programs, check first for other causes. It may be that your fan is full of dust and it just needs to be cleaned, or that it needs an upgrade. </font></p> <p class="plain"><font style="" class="plainlarge"> </font></p> <p class="plain"><font style="" class="plainlarge"> </font></p> <p class="plain"><font style="" class="plainlarge"><a link="" target="_blank" href="http://fcnb.ca/frauds-scams.html" class="plainlarge">Learn more about Frauds and Scams</a></font></p> <p class="plain"><font style="" class="plainlarge"><a link="" target="_blank" href="http://fcnb.ca/cybersecurity.html" class="plainlarge">See all Cybersecurity tips</a></font></p> <p class="plain"><font style="" class="plainlarge"><a link="" target="_blank" href="https://www.getcybersafe.gc.ca/index-en.aspx" class="plainlarge">Learn more about how to Get Cyber Safe</a><u></u></font></p> <p class="plain"><font style="" class="plainlarge"> </font></p> <p class="plain"><span displayText="Facebook" class="st_facebook_large"></span> <span displayText="Tweet" class="st_twitter_large"></span> <span displayText="LinkedIn" class="st_linkedin_large"></span> <span displayText="Email" class="st_email_large"></span> <script type="text/javascript">var switchTo5x=true;</script> <script src="http://w.sharethis.com/button/buttons.js" type="text/javascript"></script> <script type="text/javascript">stLight.options({publisher: "e727b6e4-f329-44bf-81ed-7fbcea81edbd"}); </script><br></p></div> FCNB 2018-10-03T06:00:11-07:00 Signs of malware infection I am not a robot. http://fcnb.ca/pc_url_38661644 <div class="plain"><b><font style="" class="heading1"><br></font></b></div><div class="plain"><b><font style="" class="heading1"><img width="250" align="left" daid="17869005" src='//0104.nccdn.net/1_5/032/372/0cf/2018-09-26-I-am-not-a-robot.jpeg' style="margin: 15px 15px 15px 0px;float: left" border="0" size="250">I am not a robot.</font></b></div><div class="plain"> <p class="plain"><font style="" class="plainlarge"> </font></p> <p class="plain"><font style="" class="plainlarge">Have you ever been on the Internet and came across a check box that says “I am not a robot”? Ever wonder why?</font></p> <p class="plain"><font style="" class="plainlarge"> </font></p> <p class="plain"><font style="" class="plainlarge">You first have to go back to the original CAPTCHA, which stands for Completely Automated Public Turing Test to tell Computers and Humans Apart. They’re the squished-up, stretched and squiggled, colour-blotched collection of letters that often must be deciphered before sending an email, posting a comment or making a purchase. </font></p> <p class="plain"><font style="" class="plainlarge"> </font></p> <p class="plain"><font style="" class="plainlarge">It was invented in 2000 by Luis von Ahn and his team at Carnegie Mellon University. The whole point of the original distorted text was to stop spam on the Internet. For example, preventing scalpers from using a computer program that would buy every ticket of an upcoming show in a fraction of a second. </font></p> <p class="plain"><font style="" class="plainlarge"> </font></p> <p class="plain"><font style="" class="plainlarge">CAPTCHAs work because computers are not as good as humans at reading distorted text. </font></p> <p class="plain"><font style="" class="plainlarge"> </font></p> <p class="plain"><font style="" class="plainlarge">It was then acquired by Google in September 2009. They decided to digitize the archives of the New York Times and all of Google’s books by scanning them and using optical character recognition (OCR) software to translate the words into digital text. </font></p> <p class="plain"><font style="" class="plainlarge"> </font></p> <p class="plain"><font style="" class="plainlarge">They would take words that were too hard for the computer to decipher, and upload them into the reCAPTCHA database. Going forward, instead of random distorted text, they would show words from books that computers couldn’t understand. </font></p> <p class="plain"><font style="" class="plainlarge"> </font></p> <p class="plain"><font style="" class="plainlarge">reCAPTCHA’s slogan was “Stop Spam, Read Books.” At one point, 100 million reCATCHAs were being read a day, which is the equivalent to 2.5 million books a year. </font></p> <p class="plain"><font style="" class="plainlarge"> </font></p> <p class="plain"><font style="" class="plainlarge">The issue with reCAPTCHAs and audio reCAPTCHAs is that they are not very accessible to those with visual or hearing impairments or dyslexia. Websites were also designed to solve reCAPTCHAs for you. </font></p> <p class="plain"><font style="" class="plainlarge"> </font></p> <p class="plain"><b><font style="" class="plainlarge"><b>No CAPTCHA reCAPTCHA</b></font></b></p> <p class="plain"><b><font style="" class="plainlarge"> </font></b></p> <p class="plain"><font style="" class="plainlarge">Google decided to change things. They got rid of the distorted text CAPTCHA and came up with the “I am a not a robot” option. When you click on it, it sends Google an http request with loads of useful information: your IP address, the way you move your mouse, your country, the time interval between different browser searches and other secret variables.  </font></p> <p class="plain"><font style="" class="plainlarge"> </font></p> <p class="plain"><font style="" class="plainlarge">The criteria are then processed by a machine-learning risk analyst at Google. Most of the time, the information can tell the difference between a human and a robot. If the risk analyst is still unsure, a small percentage of users will need to complete a second test, which is usually an image reCAPTCHA, such as clicking on all the images with a store front. When you prove you’re a human once this way, the chances are the Google engine will remember and won’t require you to do the second test again. </font></p> <p class="plain"><font style="" class="plainlarge"> </font></p> <p class="plain"><font style="" class="plainlarge"><a link="" target="_blank" href="http://fcnb.ca/frauds-scams.html" class="plainlarge">Learn more about Frauds and Scams</a> </font></p> <p class="plain"><font style="" class="plainlarge"><a link="" target="_blank" href="http://fcnb.ca/cybersecurity.html" class="plainlarge">See all Cybersecurity tips</a></font></p> <font style="" class="plainlarge"><a link="" target="_blank" href="https://www.getcybersafe.gc.ca/index-en.aspx" class="plainlarge">Learn more about how to Get Cyber Safe</a>  </font></div><div class="plain"><font style="" class="plainlarge"><br></font></div><div class="plain"><font style="" class="plainlarge"><span displayText="Facebook" class="st_facebook_large"></span> <span displayText="Tweet" class="st_twitter_large"></span> <span displayText="LinkedIn" class="st_linkedin_large"></span> <span displayText="Email" class="st_email_large"></span> <script type="text/javascript">var switchTo5x=true;</script> <script src="http://w.sharethis.com/button/buttons.js" type="text/javascript"></script> <script type="text/javascript">stLight.options({publisher: "e727b6e4-f329-44bf-81ed-7fbcea81edbd"}); </script><br></font></div> FCNB 2018-09-26T06:00:24-07:00 I am not a robot. Happy computer checklist http://fcnb.ca/pc_url_38655730 <div class="plain"><font style="" class="plainlarge"><br></font></div><div class="plain"><p class="plain"><b><font style="" class="heading1"><img width="250" align="left" daid="17864989" src='//0104.nccdn.net/1_5/15f/1d8/2b5/2018-09-19-Happy-computer-checklist.jpeg' style="margin: 15px 15px 15px 0px;float: left" border="0" size="250">Happy computer checklist</font></b></p> <p class="plain"><font style="" class="plainlarge"> </font></p> <p class="plain"><font style="" class="plainlarge">Keeping your computer healthy and happy is just as important as bringing your car for a regular oil change. </font></p> <p class="plain"><font style="" class="plainlarge"> </font></p> <p class="plain"><font style="" class="plainlarge">Signs that your computer needs maintenance: </font></p> <p class="plain"><font style="" class="plainlarge"> </font></p> <p class="plain"></p><ul><li class="plain"><font style="" class="plainlarge">Slow start up</font></li><li class="plain"><font style="" class="plainlarge">Takes a long time for web pages to load</font></li><li class="plain"><font style="" class="plainlarge">Computer lag</font></li></ul><p class="plain"></p> <p class="plain"><font style="" class="plainlarge"> </font></p> <p class="plain"><font style="" class="plainlarge">These are also signs that your computer has been infected with a virus or malware. You should be maintaining your computer on a monthly basis. </font></p> <p class="plain"><font style="" class="plainlarge"> </font></p> <p class="plain"><font style="" class="plainlarge">Follow the steps below to keep your computer running like new. This will also help you eliminate computer issues if you are actually being hacked. </font></p> <p class="plain"><font style="" class="plainlarge"> </font></p> <p class="plain"></p><ol><li class="plain"><font style="" class="plainlarge">Back up your data.</font></li><li class="plain"><font style="" class="plainlarge">Clean up your hard drive.</font></li><li class="plain"><font style="" class="plainlarge">Update Windows.</font></li><li class="plain"><font style="" class="plainlarge">Delete and organize your files.</font></li><li class="plain"><font style="" class="plainlarge">Uninstall old and unused programs.</font></li><li class="plain"><font style="" class="plainlarge">Update your anti-virus and malware programs and then perform a scan.</font></li><li class="plain"><font style="" class="plainlarge">Keep your cords neat and organized, and keep your computer dust free.</font></li></ol><p class="plain"></p> <p class="plain"><font style="" class="plainlarge"> </font></p> <p class="plain"><font style="" class="plainlarge"><a link="" target="_blank" href="http://fcnb.ca/frauds-scams.html" class="plainlarge">Learn more about Frauds and Scams</a></font></p> <p class="plain"><font style="" class="plainlarge"><a link="" target="_blank" href="http://fcnb.ca/cybersecurity.html" class="plainlarge">See all Cybersecurity tips</a></font></p> <p class="plain"><font style="" class="plainlarge"><a link="" target="_blank" href="https://www.getcybersafe.gc.ca/index-en.aspx" class="plainlarge">Learn more about how to Get Cyber Safe</a><u></u></font></p><p class="plain"><br></p><p class="plain"><span displayText="Facebook" class="st_facebook_large"></span> <span displayText="Tweet" class="st_twitter_large"></span> <span displayText="LinkedIn" class="st_linkedin_large"></span> <span displayText="Email" class="st_email_large"></span> <script type="text/javascript">var switchTo5x=true;</script> <script src="http://w.sharethis.com/button/buttons.js" type="text/javascript"></script> <script type="text/javascript">stLight.options({publisher: "e727b6e4-f329-44bf-81ed-7fbcea81edbd"}); </script><br></p><br></div> FCNB 2018-09-19T06:00:05-07:00 Happy computer checklist Cybersecurity myths busted http://fcnb.ca/pc_url_38648205 <div class="plain"><p class="plain"></p><p class="plain"><b><font style="" class="heading1"><br></font></b></p><p class="plain"><b><font style="" class="heading1"><img width="250" align="left" daid="17860397" src='//0104.nccdn.net/1_5/361/238/034/2018-09-12-Cybersecurity-myths-busted.jpeg' style="margin: 15px 15px 15px 0px;float: left" border="0" size="250">Cybersecurity myths busted</font></b></p><p class="plain"><b><br></b></p><p class="plain"><b>Myth:</b> Viruses and other malicious software can only affect my computer or laptop.</p><p class="plain"><b>Reality: </b>It can also affect your smartphone, tablet and other mobile devices.</p></div><div class="plain"> <p class="plain"><font style="" class="plainlarge"> </font></p><p class="plain"><b>Myth: </b>The information on my social networks is safe from hackers.</p><p class="plain"><b>Reality:</b> Several well-known <a link="" target="_blank" href="http://fcnb.ca/cybersecurity.html?fb_38110945_anch=38438375" class="plainlarge">social networks</a> have been hacked. They are prime targets for scammers, with attacks involving fake gift cards, celebrity endorsement ads and survey scams.</p></div><div class="plain"> <p class="plain"><font style="" class="plainlarge"> </font></p><p class="plain"><b>Myth: </b>The free antivirus that comes with my computer is good enough to protect my information.</p><p class="plain"><b>Reality: </b><a link="" target="_blank" href="http://fcnb.ca/cybersecurity.html?fb_38110945_anch=38454695" class="plainlarge">Ransomware</a> is becoming more popular. This is when cybercriminals lock you out of your account for a sum of money. This type of malware requires higher protection than a basic, free antivirus can provide.</p><p class="plain"><br></p><p class="plain"><font style="" class="plainlarge"><a link="" target="_blank" href="http://fcnb.ca/frauds-scams.html" class="plainlarge">Learn more about Frauds and Scams</a></font></p><p class="plain"><font style="" class="plainlarge"><a link="" target="_blank" href="http://fcnb.ca/cybersecurity.html" class="plainlarge">See all Cybersecurity tips</a></font></p><p class="plain"> <a link="" target="_blank" href="https://www.getcybersafe.gc.ca/index-en.aspx" class="plainlarge"><font style="" class="plainlarge">Learn more about how to Get Cyber Safe</font></a></p></div><div class="plain"><p class="plain"><font style="" class="plainlarge"><br></font></p><p class="plain"><font style="" class="plainlarge"><span displayText="Facebook" class="st_facebook_large"></span> <span displayText="Tweet" class="st_twitter_large"></span> <span displayText="LinkedIn" class="st_linkedin_large"></span> <span displayText="Email" class="st_email_large"></span> <script type="text/javascript">var switchTo5x=true;</script> <script src="http://w.sharethis.com/button/buttons.js" type="text/javascript"></script> <script type="text/javascript">stLight.options({publisher: "e727b6e4-f329-44bf-81ed-7fbcea81edbd"}); </script><br></font></p><br></div> FCNB 2018-09-12T06:00:02-07:00 Cybersecurity myths busted Online credit card fraud http://fcnb.ca/pc_url_38637144 <div class="plain"><font style="" class="plainlarge"><br></font></div><div class="plain"><p class="plain"><b><font style="" class="heading1"><img width="250" align="left" daid="17855310" src='//0104.nccdn.net/1_5/18d/068/3e5/2018-09-05-Online-credit-card-fraud.jpeg' style="margin: 15px 15px 15px 0px;float: left" border="0" size="250">Online credit card fraud</font></b></p> <p class="plain"><font style="" class="plainlarge"> </font></p> <p class="plain"><font style="" class="plainlarge">When online shopping, we often think we are safe if we avoid ‘dodgy’ websites. The truth is we are not. Even reputable businesses, such as <a link="" target="_blank" href="http://www.cbc.ca/news/business/target-data-breach-may-affect-some-canadians-1.2504226" class="plainlarge">Target</a>, can become compromised. </font></p> <p class="plain"><font style="" class="plainlarge"> </font></p> <p class="plain"><font style="" class="plainlarge">If your credit card has been hacked, here are some of the steps you should take: </font></p> <p class="plain"><font style="" class="plainlarge"> </font></p> <p class="plain"></p><ul><li class="plain"><font style="" class="plainlarge">First, don’t panic. It won’t help the situation and you will just feel worse.</font></li><li class="plain"><font style="" class="plainlarge">Find out who to talk to. First, talk to your bank and let them know your credit card has been compromised.</font></li><li class="plain"><font style="" class="plainlarge">Figure out how your credit card details have been taken. Perhaps your card was cloned in a shop, but it could also be a keylogger. Restart your computer and go into safe mode by tapping F8. Scan and update your security. Once you’ve restored an older image of your system, you should do another virus check.</font></li><li class="plain"><font style="" class="plainlarge">Change your passwords after the software updates and scans are finished. You should also change the password on your router and Wi-Fi in case that’s how the hackers got access. Make sure to create a long and strong password.</font></li><li class="plain"><font style="" class="plainlarge">Check your email settings. Perhaps you fell victim of a phishing scam. Make sure to check your sent items folder as well to ensure there isn’t any unusual activities.</font></li></ul><p class="plain"></p> <p class="plain"><font style="" class="plainlarge"> </font></p> <p class="plain"><font style="" class="plainlarge">Follow the tips that we shared in last <a link="" target="_blank" href="http://fcnb.ca/cybersecurity.html?fb_38110945_anch=38628327" class="plainlarge">week’s post</a> to keep your credit card protected. </font></p> <p class="plain"><font style="" class="plainlarge"> </font></p> <p class="plain"><font style="" class="plainlarge"><a link="" target="_blank" href="http://fcnb.ca/frauds-scams.html" class="plainlarge">Learn more about Frauds and Scams</a></font></p> <p class="plain"><font style="" class="plainlarge"><a link="" target="_blank" href="http://fcnb.ca/cybersecurity.html" class="plainlarge">See all Cybersecurity tips</a></font></p> <p class="plain"><font style="" class="plainlarge"><a link="" target="_blank" href="https://www.getcybersafe.gc.ca/index-en.aspx" class="plainlarge">Learn more about how to Get Cyber Safe</a><u></u></font></p></div><div class="plain"><font style="" class="plainlarge"><br></font></div><div class="plain"><font style="" class="plainlarge"><span displayText="Facebook" class="st_facebook_large"></span> <span displayText="Tweet" class="st_twitter_large"></span> <span displayText="LinkedIn" class="st_linkedin_large"></span> <span displayText="Email" class="st_email_large"></span> <script type="text/javascript">var switchTo5x=true;</script> <script src="http://w.sharethis.com/button/buttons.js" type="text/javascript"></script> <script type="text/javascript">stLight.options({publisher: "e727b6e4-f329-44bf-81ed-7fbcea81edbd"}); </script></font><br></div> FCNB 2018-09-05T06:00:43-07:00 Online credit card fraud Get to know your bank account http://fcnb.ca/pc_url_38628327 <p class="plain"><font style="" class="heading1"><br></font></p><p class="plain"><font style="" class="heading1"><img width="250" align="left" daid="17852403" src='//0104.nccdn.net/1_5/1c6/1fb/17e/2018-08-29-Get-to-know-your-bank-account.jpeg' style="margin: 15px 15px 15px 0px;float: left" border="0" size="250">Get to know your bank account</font></p><p class="plain"><font style="" class="plainlarge"><br></font></p><p class="plain"><font style="" class="plainlarge">Bank accounts are attractive to thieves and are now being hacked on a daily basis. One of the best ways to avoid being hacked is to become familiar with your bank account.  </font></p><p class="plain"><font style="" class="plainlarge"><br></font></p><p class="plain"><font style="" class="highlight">Small, unexplained payments</font></p><p class="plain"><font style="" class="plainlarge"><br></font></p><p class="plain"><font style="" class="plainlarge">Hackers don’t want to alert you or the bank of any unusual activities, which is why they start off small, sometimes for just a few dollars. The fraudster then starts making larger transaction and might even empty your account. Finally, they may close your account altogether. This would most likely happen to a savings account, one that you don’t use for day-to-day transactions. </font></p><p class="plain"><font style="" class="plainlarge"><br></font></p><p class="plain"><font style="" class="plainlarge">Here are a few simple tricks to keep you safe: </font></p><p class="plain"> </p><ul><li class="plain">Keep an eye on your banking activities. The more familiar you are with you debit and credit cards transactions, the easier it will be to spot a transaction you haven’t made. If you do notice an unusual payment, alert your bank immediately. </li><li class="plain">Keep your debit card secure. This doesn’t just mean keeping it safely in your wallet, but also protecting it from being scanned by a fraudster with a <a link="" rel="" target="_blank" href="http://fcnb.ca/cybersecurity.html?fb_38110945_anch=38622866" class="plain">RFID</a> sleeve or wallet. </li><li class="plain">Set up a SMS alerts. Anytime you do any banking, you receive a notification that a transaction has been made. </li><li class="plain">Avoid doing online banking using <a link="" rel="" target="_blank" href="http://fcnb.ca/cybersecurity.html?fb_38110945_anch=38467969" class="plain">public Wi-Fi</a>. Always do your online banking at home with a secure internet connection. </li><li class="plain">Don’t click on any links in an email message claiming to be from your bank. Chances are it is a <a link="" rel="" target="_blank" href="http://fcnb.ca/common-investment-scams.html#phishing" class="plain">phishing scam</a>. </li><li class="plain">Use a strong password and two-factor authentication when doing online banking. Always <a link="" rel="" target="_blank" href="http://fcnb.ca/cybersecurity.html?fb_38110945_anch=38461336" class="plain">type in your password</a> instead of using the auto-save. </li><li class="plain">Always keep your <a link="" rel="" target="_blank" href="http://fcnb.ca/cybersecurity.html?fb_38110945_anch=38388720" class="plain">computer up-to- date</a>.</li></ul><p class="plain"></p><p class="plain"><font style="" class="plainlarge"><br></font></p><p class="plain"></p><p class="plain"><font style="" class="plainlarge">If you don’t know what’s going on with your bank account, you face a higher risk of becoming a victim of banking fraud. By familiarizing yourself with it on a regular basis and taking a few precautionary steps, you can avoid become a fraud victim. </font></p><p class="plain"><font style="" class="plainlarge"><br></font></p><p class="plain"><font style="" class="plainlarge"><a link="" target="_blank" href="http://fcnb.ca/frauds-scams.html" class="plainlarge">Learn more about Frauds and Scams</a></font></p><p class="plain"><font style="" class="plainlarge"><a link="" target="_blank" href="http://fcnb.ca/cybersecurity.html" class="plainlarge">See all Cybersecurity tips</a></font></p><p class="plain"><font style="" class="plainlarge"> <a link="" target="_blank" href="https://www.getcybersafe.gc.ca/index-en.aspx" class="plainlarge">Learn more about how to Get Cyber Safe</a></font></p><p class="plain"><font style="" class="plainlarge"><br></font></p><p class="plain"><font style="" class="plainlarge"><span displayText="Facebook" class="st_facebook_large"></span> <span displayText="Tweet" class="st_twitter_large"></span> <span displayText="LinkedIn" class="st_linkedin_large"></span> <span displayText="Email" class="st_email_large"></span> <script type="text/javascript">var switchTo5x=true;</script> <script src="http://w.sharethis.com/button/buttons.js" type="text/javascript"></script> <script type="text/javascript">stLight.options({publisher: "e727b6e4-f329-44bf-81ed-7fbcea81edbd"}); </script><br></font></p> FCNB 2018-08-29T06:00:07-07:00 Get to know your bank account Radio-Frequency Identification http://fcnb.ca/pc_url_38622866 <div class="plain"><font style="" class="plainlarge"><br></font></div><div class="plain"><font style="" class="heading1"><img width="250" align="left" src='//0104.nccdn.net/1_5/0e0/120/2d6/2018-08-22-Radio-Frequency-ID.jpeg' style="margin: 15px 15px 15px 0px;float: left" height="166" size="250" border="0" daid="17850729">Radio-Frequency Identification </font><font style="" class="plainlarge"><br></font><font style="" class="plainlarge"><br></font></div><div class="plain"><font style="" class="plainlarge">Radio-Frequency identification (RFID) is a short-distance electro-magnetic method for transmitting small bits of data. This helps you verify your identity or even make a purchase without swiping your card (‘tap’ option). </font></div><div class="plain"><font style="" class="plainlarge"><br></font><font style="" class="plainlarge">The downside is that anyone with an RFID reader can activate those chips and pick up the information, also known as RFID skimming. </font><font style="" class="plainlarge"><br></font><font style="" class="plainlarge">The good news is that it is very easy to protect yourself against this type of fraud:</font></div><div class="plain"><br><ul><li class="plain"><font style="" class="plainlarge">Purchase an RFID sleeve or wallet.</font></li><li class="plain"><font style="" class="plainlarge">Purchase an RFID passport sleeve. </font></li><li class="plain"><font style="" class="plainlarge">Contact your bank to have the tap feature disabled from your cards.</font></li></ul><font style="" class="plainlarge"><br></font><p class="plain"><font style="" class="plainlarge"><a link="" target="_blank" href="http://fcnb.ca/frauds-scams.html" class="plainlarge">Learn more about Frauds and Scams</a></font></p> <p class="plain"><font style="" class="plainlarge"><a link="" target="_blank" href="http://fcnb.ca/cybersecurity.html" class="plainlarge">See all Cybersecurity tips</a></font></p> <font style="" class="plainlarge"><a link="" target="_blank" href="https://www.getcybersafe.gc.ca/index-en.aspx" class="plainlarge">Learn more about how to Get Cyber Safe</a> </font></div><div class="plain"><font style="" class="plainlarge"><br></font></div><div class="plain"><font style="" class="plainlarge"><span displayText="Facebook" class="st_facebook_large"></span> <span displayText="Tweet" class="st_twitter_large"></span> <span displayText="LinkedIn" class="st_linkedin_large"></span> <span displayText="Email" class="st_email_large"></span> <script type="text/javascript">var switchTo5x=true;</script> <script src="http://w.sharethis.com/button/buttons.js" type="text/javascript"></script> <script type="text/javascript">stLight.options({publisher: "e727b6e4-f329-44bf-81ed-7fbcea81edbd"}); </script><br></font></div> FCNB 2018-08-22T06:00:04-07:00 Radio-Frequency Identification