Peabody Police Log 7/18/14 - 7/20/14 http://peabody.patch.com/groups/police-and-fire/p/police-log-officers-make-five-arrests_7b8946a3
THE PEABODY POLICE DEPARTMENT WOULD LIKE TO ANNOUNCE THAT AS OF SATURDAY , MARCH 1,
2014 THE DOWNTOWN BUSINESS STICKER PROGRAM WILL BE IN EFFECT. PLEASE PAY STRICT ATTENTION TO ALL POSTED SIGNAGE AND PLEASE FOLLOW REGULATIONS. ANY PARKING VIOLATIONS WILL BE STRICTLY ENFORCED BY THE PEABODY POLICE.
THANK YOU FOR YOUR COOPERATION.
If you are interested in purchasing a downtown business parking sticker and/or have any questions regarding the downtown business sticker program, please contact Parking Clerk at (978) 538-6312. or Lt. Scott Richards Special Services /Traffic Division at (978) 538-6359.
Parking stickers are now on sale and available for purchase Monday-Friday between the hours of 8:30am-4:00pm at
Qualified applicants may purchase stickers for $100
Must be either employed or an employer of a downtown business.
LICENSE and REGISTRATION must be shown when purchasing stickers. Also please have a letter from employer verifying your employment at their business and/or employer contact information.
There will be NO mail order sales. The parking spaces are limited and will be sold on a FIRST COME FIRST SERVE basis. Stickers can only be used in designated marked spaces in the following downtown parking lots: CENTRAL STREET, FOSTER STREET, MILL STREET AND NICHOLS LANE.
For questions, please contact Parking Clerk at (978) 538-6312.
Here are 3 steps to combat cyber attacks
Recently at least 70 million Target customers had their personal information compromised by a data breach at the well known department store. Cyber attacks are real and becoming more frequent in this day and age. The average citizen must be more vigilant and protective with their personal information now more than ever. Here are three important steps from the Peabody Patch that can be taken towards protecting your identity and your personal data.
1) Prevent: In many cases, like that of the thousands of veterans who may have had personal details published earlier this week due to an unfortunate “defect” on a website run by the Defense and Veterans Affairs departments, there’s not much that the victims could have done to prevent a security breach. However, hackers come in all sizes, so be sure to create secure passwords as your first line of defense.
2) Identify: A person can go crazy wondering if their personal information has been compromised online. Somewhat ironically, there’s a website that can help with that. Haveibeenpwned.com can check your email address and let you know if it’s been associated with any services that have been compromised. It’s a great place to start. Go here for a list of other signs suggesting you’ve been hacked.
3) Act: If you find yourself in the unenviable position of having been hacked, don’t waste any time in acting. After being hacked himself, Wired writer Mat Honon explains what to do in the situation. Honon’s list of steps reads: “Ask Yourself Why”; “Reset Your Passwords”; “Update and Scan”; “Take Back Your Account”; “Check for Backdoors”; “Follow the Money”; “Perform a Security Audit on All Your Affected Accounts”; “De-Authorize All Those Apps”; “Lockdown Your Credit’; “Speak Out.” It may seem arduous, but it’s probably much easier than having your identity and/or the contents of your bank account stolen. Go here for Honon’s in-depth instructions.
To read the full article on Cyber Insecurity: What you need to know go to Peabody Patch.