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Is It Time to Change Passwords?

Is It Time to Change Passwords?

Your IP address, along with your computer and Internet browser, is your connection to the Internet. But that only gets you connected. What really makes the Internet come to life, and have value for us, is all of the websites where we can connect to our world—our favorite websites; our bank accounts; Facebook and LinkedIn;…

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5 Network Security Steps Your Business Should Take

Every week, publications such as The Wall Street Journal and business sections of major city newspapers report the latest incidents of corporate hacking. As it turns out, the problem isn’t caused exclusively by a growing number of hackers armed with new tools and strategies. The companies being hacked make their own contributions to their security…

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Scareware: Don’t Be Scared Right Into A Scam

There’s probably nothing more underhanded than for someone to trick or fool you by pretending they want to help, or for someone to masquerade as a good guy, when in fact they’re out to do you harm. In real life, maybe it’s someone impersonating a police officer or a priest and taking advantage of your…

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5 Tip for Being Safer on Free Public Wi-Fi

It’s better to be safe than sorry when you’re online in public. It’s time for all of us to start developing new online habits to keep us safe. Because you just never know what’s going to happen to you on any given day, at any given time. That’s why, for example, we have car insurance—for…

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Six Tips for Safer Online Shopping

Six Steps to Safer Holiday Shopping

As you probably know by now, you can buy just about anything online these days. Over the past 10 years, online shopping has grown tremendously over the Internet to the point that most have shopped online for clothes, airline tickets, sporting events, concert events, and more. It’s gotten so convenient that it’s easy to forget…

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Hackers are Targeting Routers

Hackers Are Targeting Routers — Is Yours at Risk? Better find out.

Usually hackers are just content to mess up our lives by infiltrating a network and disrupting business. Typically, they find their way into our networks or computers to do their trickery. Recently they’ve decided to change things up by taking over a home or business’s router, the veritable heart of any home’s our business’s wired…

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Hackers Took Over My Router and I Had NO Clue

My Router Was Hacked!

Hackers Took Over My Router and I Had NO Clue. Graphic artist was a victim of DNSChanger virus. Are you safe? We’re all aware that hackers can do something to our computers through a network virus. But did you know they can attack your router—the key to directing all your Internet activity? More than that,…

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Romance/Dating Scam Artists Steal Hearts, Then Money

Romance scam artists steal hearts, then money.

It’s seduce, solicit…surprise! It’s happening all the time and is still a major problem and concern. People looking online for friendships, romance, love and marriage wind up getting their emotions abused, their hearts broken and their bank accounts drained. That’s the whole point of an online-problem known as an online romance scam—to gain someone’s affection…

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