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Target Stores Will Soon Accept Mobile Payment, But How Secure Is It? (Trivalent + Rehmann on WZZM 13 News)

Target is among the latest retailers to accept mobile pay, and the move might impact the security of your transactions.  GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. – If Target is one of your favorite places to shop, you will soon have new ways to pay. The company announced in a few weeks, all stores will accept Apple Pay, Google […]

Windows 7 End of Support is Near: What It Means for Your Business

Windows 7, a nine-year-old operating system, remains the most popular OS for laptops/desktops in the world. Why, you ask? Because Windows 7 was a good and very stable operating system that many companies moved to after the end of support for Windows XP. Moreover, many have not upgraded from 7 to more current versions of Windows for two […]

Trivalent in the News: Cyber Security is No Longer an Option – It’s a Necessity (WWMT)

Recent high-profile cyber attacks such as the Facebook data breach are sparking warnings from security experts and governmental agencies: Consumers and businesses need to protect their data. “I’m not trying to be doom and gloom, but it’s going to happen,” said John Hey, chief operating officer for Trivalent Group, an information technology services company. “The […]

Political scammers excepted to increase as mid-term election nears (Trivalent on WWMT Newschannel 3)

 KALAMAZOO, Mich. — It common, especially during an election year, for political pollsters, campaign volunteers and fundraisers to reach out, but the Better Business Bureau is warning of impostors who want much more than just your vote. The BBB said it anticipates scammers will call your phone, pretending to be a political candidate, fundraiser or […]

Your Ultimate Guide to Password Security

In a recent survey on passwords, only 24 percent of respondents reported using a password manager. The rest of you have a serious problem. It’s almost certainly true that you are using passwords that are easy to remember, which makes them easy to crack. Furthermore, the plethora of sites you visit that require logins probably […]

Trivalent on WZZM 13 News: Is Facebook going to start charging?

These days the rumors spreading over social media seem to be never ending. You might have seen a message like the one below claiming Facebook will start charging users. It claims the social network is going to charge for messaging, but that you can pass the message along to avoid the charge. By doing so, […]

Trivalent on WZZM 13 News: Verify: Does commenting ‘BFF’ on Facebook prove your account is secure?

The Facebook privacy scandal involving Cambridge Analytica is raising questions about users’ security. You might have seen posts like these pop up on your own Facebook account. The trick spreading around social media suggests you can find out if your Facebook account is secure by typing “BFF” into the comments – if it turns green, […]

Cardless ATMs: A step ahead of the scammers

 GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) — Banks are using a new weapon in the fight against scammers: cardless ATMS. Fifth Third Bank recently introduced the cardless ATM, which allows customers to use their smartphones and mobile banking apps to use teller machines without a debit card. While a local IT security expert calls it a […]

Trivalent in the News: $5K Reward in Lake Michigan CU Fraud Case (WOOD TV8)

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) — A skimmer was used in the fraud scheme that stole money from scores of Lake Michigan Credit Union accounts earlier this month, a source close to the investigation told 24 Hour News 8 Tuesday. The source also said the fraud may be connected to other crimes across state lines. The […]

W-2 Phishing Scams Likely to Resurface After the New Year

W-2 phishing season is just a few weeks away.  For the past several tax seasons, cyber criminals have duped hundreds of payroll departments into providing W-2 information on their employees, which results in the filing of fraudulent tax returns and other identity theft issues.  These attacks are incredibly disruptive to employees, extremely expensive for employers […]

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