Security Articles & Information

To better inform, educate and protect our residents, we are offering this section of our website to help address a likely a lack of understanding of how the scammers do their business.

We are providing various articles that we think might be of interest to the Dennis Township communities and citizens. There is a monthly online newsletter called the SANS OUCH newsletter. It’s very basic information with a new topic every month. Here is the website for the past newsletters: https://www.sans.org/security-awareness-training/ouch-newsletter. You can also get to this page from the “Online Scams & Security” link at the menu at the top of all pages on this website.

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Slam the Scam!

The Inspector General of Social Security has designated a National “Slam the Scam” Day to warn Americans about widespread phone scams where callers impersonate government officials, to gain your trust and steal your money.

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Securing Your Mobile Devices

Your mobile devices are an amazing and easy way to communicate with friends, shop or bank online, watch movies, play games, and perform a myriad of other activities. Since your devices are such an important part of your life, here are some simple steps to keep you and your devices safe and secure.

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Stop That Phish

Email and messaging services are one of the primary ways we communicate. Since so many people around the world depend on these technologies, they have become one of the primary attack methods used by cyber attackers.

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Stop That Malware

You probably have heard of terms such as virus, Trojan, ransomware, or rootkit when people talk about cyber security. These are different types of malicious programs, called malware, that cyber criminals use to infect computers and devices. Once installed, they can do whatever they want. Learn what malware is, what danger it poses, and most importantly, what you can do to protect yourself from it.

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Email Oops, and How to Avoid Them

Email is still one of the primary ways we communicate, both in our personal and professional lives. However, we can often be our own worst enemy when using it. Here are the four most common mistakes people make with email and how to avoid them.

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Am I Hacked?

Just like driving a car, sooner or later you may have an accident no matter how secure you are. Below are clues to help figure out if you have been hacked and, if so, what to do. The sooner you identify something bad has happened, the more likely you can fix the problem.

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Securing Today’s Online Kids

The number of ways children today can go online and interact with others is staggering. As parents, we want to make sure they do so in a safe and secure manner.

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Personalized Scams

Cyber criminals continue to come up with new and creative ways to fool people. A new type of scam is gaining popularity— personalized scams. Cyber criminals find or purchase information about millions of people, then use that information to personalize their attacks. Below we show you how these scams work and walk you through a common example. The more you know about these scams, the easier it is for you to spot and stop them.

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Shopping Online Securely

The holiday season is nearing for many of us and soon millions of people will be looking to buy the perfect gifts. Many of us will shop online in search of great deals and to avoid noisy crowds. Unfortunately, cyber criminals will be active as well, creating fake shopping websites and using other tactics to scam people. In this newsletter, we explain how you can shop online safely and avoid becoming a victim.

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Phone Call Attacks & Scams

Many cyber criminals use the phone to trick their victims. There are fewer security technologies that monitor phone calls and can detect and stop an attack and it is much easier for bad guys to convey emotion over the phone, which makes it more likely they can trick their victims. Let’s learn how to spot and stop these attacks!

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