Apr 30, 2014
Microsoft has acknowledged a security vulnerability that could put users of its widely used browser, Internet Explorer, at risk. The vulnerability exists in versions 6 through 11 of Internet Explorer.
Until a security update patch has been released by Microsoft, First National Bank of Tennessee strongly advises that an alternative browser be used especially in the case of Online Banking. Browser alternatives such as Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, or Apple Safari are all free and available for download for both Windows and Mac users.
To read more, here is the link to the official Microsoft Security Advisory release.
"When I win the Lottery" and "When my rich uncle dies", or "When I make my first million", are all common fantasy statements that keep us dreaming of big houses, fast cars, and exotic vacations. But every day, thousands of people receive the 'good' news of receiving an unexpected windfall. The bad news is that often someone has been hard at work to make you think your "Ship has come in." Many of these scams involve fraudulent checks with instructions to deposit or cash them, and then send a cashier's check or wire back to cover some legitimate sounding fee. How can you avoid falling prey to such a trick? Well, you need healthy doses of reality, common sense, and restraint along with a little information.
- If asked to send funds by Western Union or Moneygram to someone you don't know don't do it!
- If you are overpaid with a check for merchandise you sell over the Internet - there is about a 100% chance it is a scam.
- If you deposit or cash a fake check and it is charged back against your account, you are responsible. The scammer is long gone.
- If it sounds to good to be true, it mostly likely is.
For more help to avoid the fraudulent check scams, go to the Federal Trade Commission website.
Take Steps to Safely Shop Online
Each day millions of people safely shop on the Internet at merchants which are open at any hour, 365 days a year. Just as shopping at your neighborhood mall requires being aware of your surroundings, taking care with your possessions, and making informed decisions, safely shopping on the World Wide Web requires precautions as well. Avoiding sites with "to good to be true" claims, realizing that "Free" rarely is, and protecting your personal information are good beginnings. Some other precautions might include:
To learn more Steps to Safely Shop Online, visit the following sites...