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US Government Data Breach

Five Million Sensitive Fingerprints Were Stolen. So What Happens Next? The news was bad enough to begin with—the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) announced in early 2015 that the personal information of many Americans had been stolen in a major attack by hackers. The OPM, an official government agency, has the role of “recruiting, retaining…

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Email Basics

How Do Hackers Send Emails?

Could you learn privacy tips from them? There are some people out there who would not risk, at least in certain instances, sending emails using an ordinary, everyday email account like Gmail, Outlook, or their company’s email. Who might they be? Hackers People on the run from the law Criminals Paranoid about privacy Whistleblowers Someone…

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GhostSurf Review

GhostSurf is a computer software program that allows for anonymous surfing of the Internet. Like other software programs of this nature, Ghostsurf provides security for the private browsing of Internet websites. It also provides peace of mind. With Ghostsurf you get ideal Internet anonymity, which means that you have the ability to surf the web…

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9 Great Tips for Strong Passwords

Pleeaassee!!! Be Smart About Passwords!

You won’t believe the passwords that some people STILL use. Microsoft has finally put its foot down—even though most people won’t even know it unless they start to create a dumb password. In May 2016, Microsoft started using a system that would reject password requests—when opening a new account or creating a new password—that had…

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Hackers, Drivers and Cheaters! Oh, My! Hackers disrupt the status quo.

Technological advances in the Internet and software applications have introduced amazing consumer conveniences, some of which were practically science fiction just 20 years ago. We’ve moved way beyond the email and shopping online. For example, today’s technology allows you to manipulate your vehicle—start it up, turn on the heater, get the radio playing—without your having…

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Don’t Use Free Wi-Fi Again Until You Do These Things

As you know, free Wi-Fi that gives you an Internet connection seems to be available anytime you’re out of the house and where you need it the most. You can connect at coffeehouses in the morning on your way to work, at lunch you can find wireless networks at most dining spots, and you can…

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What to Consider Before Donating Your Computer

Let’s say you’re upgrading to a new computer and you want to donate your old one or even give it to someone else. Before you just hand it over, take a minute to think of the life’s worth of information stored on it. You’ve created files, written personal and business emails, stored pictures, and videos…and…

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Vishing: Combining Phone and Online Fraud

Vishing: Combining Phone and Online Fraud

Vishing…it’s indeed an unusual sounding word, but there’s nothing funny about it. Vishing is a phone scam in which criminals call people with a scary sounding (but untrue) story about the compromised bank accounts and the money in it. But their goal isn’t to scare the individual…it’s to swindle them. It could happen to you,…

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