Keeping you safer as you work online

Fraudsters are sending Facebook users emails that look like this, instructing the user to reset their Facebook password. The email comes from an address similar to If the user follows instructions, crooks will have access to their Facebook account and can send misleading messages to the user's friends and family.

But turning on Facebook’s “two-factor authentication” will prevent fraudsters from accessing the account. With two-factor authentication turned on, Facebook sends a code number to the user’s phone that must be entered to change the password. Crooks don't have access to that number. 

How to turn on Facebook two-factor


> Click the arrow in the upper right corner of your Facebook page. 

> Select "Settings".

> Click "Privacy" in the column on the left.

> Click "Check a few important settings".

> Click "How to keep your account secure".

> Follow instructions to turn on two-factor authentication.

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to watch this video about fake emails.

"Vishing" alert: Do you work from home? Beware of “vishers” — hackers who telephone an employee and masquerade as the IT department. The caller claims the employee’s log-in credentials have been stolen. The employee is sent to a bogus web address that's similar to the employer's real site (for example, “”) and is instructed to enter their current username and password. The scammer uses that login information to accesses the employer's computer network. The FBI says there has been a wave of this type of vishing over the past several weeks.  

It turns out that not all political candidates’ websites are authentic. The Department of Homeland Security warns fake websites that resemble a candidate’s real site are becoming more common as we approach Election Day. The phony sites are designed to steal a donor's financial information.  A DHS spokesman says users should pay close attention to the spelling of web addresses or websites that look trustworthy but may be imitations of legitimate election websites.

Cyber bytes: Two cyber breaches are in the news. The photo-sharing website Freepik has been hacked, exposing information about more than eight million users. ... And more than three million members of the antiques marketplace LiveAuctioneers are being instructed to create new passwords after a cyber breach occurred earlier in the summer. ... How to avoid fake product reviews on e-commerce websites like Amazon: BuzzFeed recommends focusing on 3-star and 4-star reviews, which tend to be more accurate than 1- or 5-star reviews. Readers say sorting reviews so the most recent postings appear at the top can also eliminate many fake reviews.

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