Tomah Chamber & Visitors Center Newsletter January Newsletter 2020 - Page 10
A New You in 2020
Shouldn’t Mean a
In the world of social media,
everything is online and public for all
to view. With the numerous updates
we face every day, it’s important to
keep yourself up-to-date on what
social networking sites share to others
and how you can limit those settings. This year, resolve to protect yourself online
with these simple tips!
Be Cautious When Adding Friends
is joining Bank First
As you may have heard, we are
pleased to announce Timberwood
Bank will soon become part of the
Bank First family. On November
19, 2019, we formally agreed to
merge. We believe this move will
strengthen community banking in
Tomah and the surrounding
communities. Merging with Bank
First will ensure we have the
resources required to meet the
demands of a competitive
marketplace and continue to
deliver innovative products and
services to our customers.
You can expect to see no change
in the high-quality, personalized
level of care and service you
currently receive. The closing of
the transaction is expected to take
place in spring of 2020. As the
merger approaches, you will
receive communication regarding
the suite of products and services
that will be available to you.
We are confident the merger of
Timberwood Bank with Bank First
will allow us to better meet the
needs of the customers and
communities we serve.
Being constantly bombarded with friend requests and follows slowly weakens
your cautiousness. You begin to accept more people without really digging in.
This makes you a target for hackers. When someone has a friend in common on
Facebook, this doesn’t mean you should just add them. Make sure you truly
know the person before accepting a follow/friend request. Comb through your
friends list now and delete those you don’t know.
Update Your Privacy Settings
It’s important to update your privacy settings so only friends and followers can
see your posts. Hackers and other unwanted viewers are able to see your posts
and photos if you keep things on public.
Don’t Enable Auto Login
Yes, it’s easier to have your phone and computer “remember” your password and
username. However, if someone were to gain access to your phone, they would
automatically have access to all material and credit card info that is auto saved
Change Passwords Frequently
This may be an old tip, but it is the MOST important. Changing your password
every 30-60 days and making sure it’s different from your other accounts will
increase your security online exponentially.
This is one of the most dangerous features now enabled on social networks and
devices. Most people don't realize Twitter and Instagram both use geotagging
(which stores the latitude and longitude of your Tweet or image) for everything
you send out. Pictures you take on an iPhone usually store geotagging
information as well. This gives unwanted people way too much information about
Enable Two-Factor Authentication
This feature has become an important addition to many social networking sites. It
can be frustrating when trying to log in on a new device, but enabling Two-Factor
Authentication means you will be alerted right away if someone is trying to log in.
These security tips are easy ways to start down the path of becoming more
secure while online. It’s better to be aware of the features these sites hold and
know exactly how they can help or hurt you.