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Pandemic Causing Rise in Fraud

Pandemic Causing Rise in Fraud

Over the past few months, criminals have developed a new set of fraud schemes in an attempt to profit off the pandemic crisis. We want to share some of the specific tactics we have seen to help you spot the signs of pandemic-related fraud. At Commerce Bank of Wyoming, we take protecting your personal information very seriously. We are committed to providing you with the tools, tips and resources you need to keep your information safe and secure.

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Three Ways to Protect Your Business From Domain Name Hacks

Three Ways to Protect Your Business From Domain Name Hacks

“Domain names are far from the only vector of attack, but they're one of the most visible,” says CyberScout founder and chairman Adam Levin.

Although hackers can deploy a wide array of methods to hijack domain names, there are fortunately several ways businesses and organizations can protect against them.

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Comm(unity) Shred Day

Comm(unity) Shred Day

Shred day is back!  We are happy that so many in our community take the threat of identity theft seriously and continue to shred their physical documents that contain sensitive personal information. Our Community Shred Day event offers free shredding services for personal documents such as bills, banking statements, credit card offers and more.  The public is invited to join us in protecting their identity and sensitive personal information through our secure shredding service.

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How Typosquatting Hacks Can Target Your Company

How Typosquatting Hacks Can Target Your Company

Typosquatting is perhaps the least sophisticated form of domain name hacking. It relies on user error, specifically the odds of a user mis-typing a URL address into their web browser. Hacker register a misspelled version of a well-known domain name, such as “gooogle.com” or “gooogl.com” rather than google.com. (Important: do not visit either “gooogle.com” or “gooogl.com”. They are dangerous).

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Understanding DNS and Cybersecurity

Understanding DNS and Cybersecurity

Domain names are a foundational service of the Internet, and are controlled by a protocol called Domain Name System, or DNS. While the details are complicated, DNS ultimately serves a straightforward purpose: it helps route traffic on the internet using human-friendly names. Everything connected to the internet, from smartphones and fitness trackers to enterprise-level email servers, has a unique identifying address called an IP address. Every activity on the internet, from checking email to web browsing to posting to Instagram is a means of connecting a request from one IP address to its destination IP address. 

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What's In a Domain Name? Your Company's Cybersecurity.

What's In a Domain Name? Your Company's Cybersecurity.

Your company’s online presence relies on a domain name. That domain name is registered, and you would think as a result that it would be hard for a criminal to steal, but that’s not the case. Domain name compromise makes possible a wide array of attacks--including the introduction of ransomware and other extinction-level exploits.

While no business can make themselves a hundred percent cybersecure, understanding not only the way domain names work, but also how they can be leveraged by hackers is mission critical when it comes to avoiding common security pitfalls.

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