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Tuesday, October 31, 2017 Under the cover of the dark web, cyber criminals are refining their sinister methods. And they’re only getting more sneaky and destructive. Here are three of their most common tricks and how you can avoid getting fooled. You get a dreadful call that your computer is infected READ MORE >>
Friday, October 13, 2017 More people today access the Internet from smartphones and tablets than from desktops or laptops, and many times this use is through downloaded applications, better known as “apps.” U.S. consumers spend five hours per day on mobile devices and 85% of that time is spent on apps. READ MORE >>
Monday, October 2, 2017 Your phone can be compromised in a surprising number of ways. Because mobile phones are so valuable to hackers, new exploits are always being discovered. Here are the most frequent dangers and what you can do to protect yourself against them. What hackers value READ MORE >>
Thursday, July 27, 2017 Many people agree that passwords are a major pain. Many people also agree that passwords are a necessary part of day-to-day business and life. After all, passwords are the first line of defense when protecting our information both at home and at work. READ MORE >>
Thursday, July 27, 2017 Have you written passwords down on something and then put that something where you can always find it at your desk? Is it stuck under your keyboard? Is it in an unlocked desk drawer? Or simply stuck to your monitor? READ MORE >>
Wednesday, July 26, 2017 Email is commonplace in the business world, with over 108 billion emails sent and received per day. The fact that emails are circulating in big numbers makes them a good target for scammers. We all need to be careful when opening emails. Consider this scenario that was recently brought to my attention: READ MORE >>