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8 Settings to Change on Your Router Before You Even Turn it On

You can have the most secure device, be committed to cybersecurity, and still get hacked. Why? It could be simple changes you didn’t make to your router when you got it. When your cable company or ISP sets up your Internet they’re rushing to finish up and head to their next client. You’re likely more…

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The Most Common Smart Tech Threats in Our Homes and Businesses

Considering how much information Amazon tracks from your Alexa device it’s not surprising that these devices might be hack-worthy. See how smart devices pose a smart check threat.

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How to Make Your Smart TV Dumb and Why You Should

A TV that records your conversations, a refrigerator that sends your grocery list to third-party advertisers, and a thermostat that taps into your home WiFi network — it’s no surprise = smart devices are a huge privacy invasion. Many of these gadgets, especially smart TVs, come with default settings that pry into your personal life…

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How Mobile Internet Tech Can Save Your Life

Technology in our everyday lives has been fueled by expanding access to the Internet. Cell phones evolved from simple communication devices to pocket computers when we connected them to the Internet. Today, going somewhere without a smartphone—and no way to get online—would be unthinkable. Our mobile devices play an important part in every aspect of…

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How Safe is Shopping Online?

Online shopping has grown tremendously in the last decade, especially in 2020. Digital Commerce 360 estimated that ecommerce in the U.S. grew by a whopping 44% in 2020 compared to 2019. More online shopping has led to more cybercrime directed at online retailers as well. Tech company Red Points surveyed 150 U.S. ecommerce brands in…

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How to Stay Safe Online While Working from Home

Working from home has become the new normal for many people across the world. While you can attend meetings in your pajamas and the commute is about 30 seconds, there are challenges and downsides to setting up your office or workstation at home. One of the biggest challenges for remote workers so far has been…

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Are Your Kids Faking Their GPS Location?

GPS tracking on kids’ phones isn’t new. Apps like Family Tracker and Find My Kids allow parents to see the GPS location of their children’s smartphones at all times. Many parents consider this kind of tracking necessary, so they can be sure of their child’s whereabouts. Some kids are fine with being tracked as well.…

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Is Open Source Software More Secure than Commercial Software?

If you’ve ever wanted to avoid shelling out your cash for a proprietary software like Microsoft Office or Adobe Photoshop, then you’ve no doubt considered downloading an open-source alternative. Depending on your needs, open-source software can be a better choice for you than a proprietary software — the quality and development may both be on…

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