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7 Security Tips for Telecommuters: How to Stay Safe While Working from Home
19 November 2020
7 Security Tips for Telecommuters: How to Stay Safe While Working from Home

Working from home can be a welcome change from the traditional office setting, however, telecommuting can also present some security challenges for users working from home as well as security administrators trying to protect their users' mobile devices and the networks they connect to.
Not every telecommuter is going to work for a company that has an IT shop with the resources to provide enterprise-grade telecommuting security. For smaller companies, this shifts some of the security burden to the off-site users. read more...

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8 Ways to Stay Safe on Public and Guest Wi-Fi
10 November 2020
8 Ways to Stay Safe on Public and Guest Wi-Fi

With technology – smartphones, tablets, laptops, etc. – being used more and more worldwide, it’s no wonder there are many more public and guest Wi-Fi hotspots than in previous years. But, with more convenient Wi-Fi hotspots comes possible security risks, where personal information can... read more...

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7 Bad Habits That Are Killing Your Security
5 November 2020
7 Bad Habits That Are Killing Your Security

Bad habits, everybody has them. Whether it’s convenience, laziness, security fatigue or just apathy, we all develop bad computing habits over the years, which could be detrimental to our security posture.

Here are 7 of the most common security-related bad habits that can be the most harmful to your overall security: read more...

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Cyberwarfare Is Being Waged on the Internet - Is Your PC Prepared for Battle?
4 November 2020
Cyberwarfare Is Being Waged on the Internet - Is Your PC Prepared for Battle?

The moment you connected your computer to the Internet, you placed it on the 'cyber' battlefield. You might not want to fight in a cyber war, you probably just want to browse the web and check Facebook in peace, but simply by connecting your computer to the Internet, you have placed it, and everything on it, 'in harm's way'.

Would you send a soldier off to battle without body armor? No, so don't send your computer out into the fray unprotected. The enemy doesn't care what country you claim as your own, they don't care that behind the screen is a 65 year-old grandmother who loves to knit sweaters and watch funny cat videos.

So ask yourself the question: Is my computer ready for battle? read more...

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How to Avoid the Risks of Free VPNs when Working from Home
24 October 2020
How to Avoid the Risks of Free VPNs when Working from Home

The best things in life may be free, but not when it comes to a VPN. Where your online privacy is concerned, a free VPN, service will likely do you more harm than good. Luckily, there are ways you can overcome the risks involved with free VPNs when working from home.
A few years back, there was hardly any demand for VPN services. In recent years, the rising popularity of the digital nomad lifestyle and quarantine restrictions have made VPNs a necessity. If you're working from home and are considering using a VPN, here are the risks to avoid and what actions to take to secure your data (compare Free VPN vs. Paid VPN) Browser Hijacking read more...

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5 Ways to Make Your Device a Less Attractive Hacker Target
21 October 2020
5 Ways to Make Your Device a Less Attractive Hacker Target

Hackers seem to be everywhere these days, on the news, in the movies. You can’t turn around without seeing a news story about a major data breach or massive hacking attack that took down a huge company’s online operations.

So the question is, what can you do to make your computer a less attractive target to a hacker. read more...

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Top 7 Cyber Threats Every Webmaster Should Know
11 October 2020
Top 7 Cyber Threats Every Webmaster Should Know

It’s surprising but hackers attack 2,244 times a day. Financial losses related to cybercrime are projected to reach $6 trillion annually by 2021. These impressive figures imply that business owners realize the damage their organizations might face due to cyberattacks. Alas, more than 77% of companies do not have a cybersecurity incident response plan and their IT teams have no clue how to respond to their websites’ attacks.

We’ll list the greatest threats to watch out for to keep your business protected read more...

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When Does Oversharing Online Become a Security Problem?
7 October 2020
When Does Oversharing Online Become a Security Problem?

Sharing on social media has become a double-edged sword. It’s fun to share things about our lives that help keep us connected to our friends and family, but sometimes sharing too much can actually drive people away and may also compromise our personal safety.

The big question: At what point does sharing too much become a problem? read more...

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8 Tips on Securing Your Online Accounts During Divorce
1 October 2020
8 Tips on Securing Your Online Accounts During Divorce

In the USA, almost 39% of marriages end in divorce. If your marriage is one of them, then you probably have already consulted with a lawyer on your privacy issue. Probably you were surprised to hear that one of the most important things you need to protect in divorce is your digital data. Nevertheless, it is true. No matter how peaceful your separation is there may be a lot of information that you don’t want your spouse’s attorney to produce in court.
After two people become a family, it is hard for them to make a clean break, especially today, when everybody is too dependent on the Internet. Below there are 8 useful tips on how to secure your online accounts during a divorce properly. read more...

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8 Reasons VPN Protects Your Privacy When Visiting Adult Sites
29 September 2020
8 Reasons VPN Protects Your Privacy When Visiting Adult Sites

The rate at which folks visit adult websites is on the upward trajectory, and the trends show no signs of stopping any time soon. According to report, adult websites are more popular than Amazon and Netflix. But here’s the point: as much watching adult content is often discussed in a morality context, a huge elephant in the house is usually overlooked – security and privacy.

If you think that you will never be affected by such issues, this could be the right time to reconsider. read more...

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