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What is a Web Bug/Beacon?

A Web beacon is a hidden, transparent, but nonetheless “graphic” image that finds its way onto your computer. They’re small “objects” that are embedded into a webpage or an email and are “activated” when you visit the site or open the email. Web beacons are placed on a website or in an email and they…

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Smartphone Security Tips

How to prevent your smartphone from being hacked What are the signs that your phone has been hacked? Today’s smartphones can do MORE than computers did 30 years ago, and can do more than some of today’s laptops, at least in terms of versatility. That’s great news for those of us who have active online…

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Malware Threats: 7 Ways To Protect Your Computer

Has your computer been moving slower than normal? There may be a reason—malicious software. When the performance of our hardware begins to behave unusually, our default reaction is to think that it’s a virus. Though a virus is always a possibility, more often than not the issue is a specific type of infection known as…

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5 Browser Extensions to Protect Your Privacy

5 Browser Extensions to Protect Your Privacy

Your browser is your gateway to the World Wide Web but it’s also how hackers, drive-by downloaders, and other malicious actors can get into your computer. Installing security-focused browser extensions that block pop-up advertisements and completely encrypt website traffic from being monitored or tracked will definitely increase your privacy—and may even speed up your browser.…

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5 Things to do BEFORE your laptop is stolen

5 Things to do BEFORE your laptop is stolen

How to Prevent a Stolen Laptop (or Stolen Phone) and the Data on It While many criminals today are finding ways to steal information from the comfort of their home by using malware, there still exists the thief who seeks the thrill of the touch—the touch of your phone or laptop, that is. The sad…

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How to Boost Your Privacy Settings on Facebook, Twitter, Google and More

Hidden (and Free) Privacy Tools for Google and Facebook

Did you know there are a handful of steps you can take today that can help you protect your browser and your personal information? Many of the things you can do involve changing the privacy menu settings/options on the Internet browsers you use or your favorite social media websites. Those options have been there all…

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10 Laptop Maintenance Tips for Maximum Performance

10 Laptop Maintenance Tips for Maximum Performance

Having a laptop is more convenient for most active people than being tied to a desk with an unportable computer. Students, novelists, salespeople and entrepreneurs rely on their laptops to do their work or homework, stay in touch with friends, write memos and analyze spreadsheets. A good laptop can be as powerful as you need…

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LoJack for Laptops

Laptop LoJack

Much like the famous LoJack for cars, LoJack for Laptops does nothing until needed; that is, when you report your laptop’s theft the company’s recovery experts start the recovery process. Over 100 devices are lost or stolen every minute and more than 12,000 laptops disappear weekly from U.S. airports alone. According to the Computer Security…

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