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Credential Stuffing: Why It Matters and What You Can Do to Avoid It

Every day, hackers come up with new ways to steal information and wreak havoc on individuals, organizations, and businesses. It seems like we learn about new types of cyberattacks all the time, requiring us to keep a constant and vigilant eye on all our online accounts. That’s exhausting.  One type of cyber attack that has…

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The Dangers of Face Swapping Apps + How to Stay Safe

In recent years, AI face-swapping apps, also known as “deep fake” apps have become hugely popular. Users can swap out their face with a celebrity, put their face in a premade video, or swap faces with friends. While these apps were created for harmless fun, they’ve raised many concerns about data privacy, spreading disinformation, and…

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Be the Boss of Your Home Hybrid Workplace Tech

Having two different workspaces—one at home and the other at the office—has its perks. There’s less time spent on the freeway (or subway, or bus) and extra time to squeeze in a session at the gym or a home YouTube workout.  But being a hybrid worker also presents its own challenges. Clearly, the pandemic has…

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How to Scan Your PC for Malware for Free

Are you suspicious that your computer is infected with malware? Microsoft has a built-in program that runs a malware scan on your PC for free. It’s incredibly simple, and it keeps your computer safe. In the past, Windows Security had a reputation for being useless, but now it’s on par with Avast and Kaspersky. In…

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How to Secure Your iCloud Account from Spies

Have you ever wondered if someone is spying on you through your iCloud account? That’s exactly what happened to Britney Spears when her father Jamie hired a security firm to set up a way to spy on her through iCloud. Because Jamie Spears had Britney’s Apple ID password, he was easily able to gain access…

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How and when to block Javascript on your phone

The Internet would look vastly different without JavaScript. This programming language powers things like audio and video players, infinite scrolling, and chat boxes. It lets your favorite websites look the way they do. That all may sound innocent, but JavaScript has a dark side too. With the tracking features that JavaScript enables, sometimes it’s better…

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How to Convince Your Family to Use a Password Manager

When it comes to using a password manager, being fully committed to keeping your information safe doesn’t really help if your partner isn’t on board. After all, you may be storing your credit card information securely while your spouse is recklessly saving it to every random website they order from. And what about your kids?…

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Why You Should Regularly Delete Your Search History

Browsing is completely harmless, right? That is until your browsing history reveals all of your private information to a stranger. That’s why you need to make a habit of regularly deleting your search history. Online safety consists of many practices, and good browser hygiene is one of them. To maintain your online security, you should…

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