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Biggest Security Vulnerabilities With WordPress Plugins

WordPress powers over 40 percent of the web. The user-friendly content management system allows non-web developers to create and run websites, through the use of plugins. WordPress plugins let you add functionalities and features to a website without having to know how to code. They can be immensely useful but they can also slow down…

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Webcam Spies: Why You Should Cover Your Laptop Camera ASAP

If you’re worried about webcam spies or cyber hackers obtaining your most confidential information, your paranoia is well-founded. You know this is a serious issue when even Mark Zuckerberg himself put a piece of tape over the camera on his own computer: Let’s take a closer look: So why the growing concern about hackers and…

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What Exactly is Freedom of Speech on the Internet?

Friendly Reminder: This article discusses legal terminology, but should in no way be considered legal advice.   America is the land of the free and the home of the brave. We all are familiar with the concept of free speech. But very few people fully understand what that means. People throw around the first amendment, but…

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What Happens to Your Online Accounts When You Die? Tips to Protect Your Digital Legacy

So much of our lives are online. But what happens to all of our social media and email accounts after we die? Losing a loved one is traumatic enough. The last thing you want to do while grieving is to track down your loved one’s social media profiles, email accounts, and digital passwords. But what…

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7 Things to Do Before You Get Rid of Your Android Phone

Phones are a major part of our lives. New devices can cost over a thousand dollars so it’s not unheard of to sell, trade in, or upgrade your phone. They’re becoming a major investment like cars. Phone carriers have built in programs where they take significant amounts off the cost if you turn in your…

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The New Privacy Features of Google Chrome 92

As the most popular web browser in the world, Google Chrome needs to keep up its security standards by providing constant updates. The release of Google Chrome 92 a few months ago includes many new privacy features that are designed to keep you safer online. Subsequent Chrome updates will include these features as well. If…

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Red Team vs. Blue Team: Cybersecurity Color Wars

When you hear red team vs. blue team you might think of those old games of capture the flag. When you find out it’s related to cybersecurity you may think it’s a reference to The Matrix. Do you take the red pill or the blue pill? But in cybersecurity, these are the two approaches to…

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Enabling and Disabling Geolocation on Your Browser

How often do websites ask you for your location? Probably more often than you think. By changing just one setting in your web browser, you can prevent websites from accessing your location (and stop those annoying pop-ups from your browser asking for permission to share your location). This guide covers how to turn off location…

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