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If You’ve Been Naughty on the Internet, Better Cross Your Fingers

An adult website just got hacked. Customers are nervous, regretful. There’s a good chance that some husbands and wives, boyfriends and girlfriends, soccer moms, up-and-coming young executives and politicians (and millions more) are holding their breath, hoping for the best, changing their ways and may even be headed to church soon. That’s because an adult-oriented…

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Free VPNs (Good Ones) Are Out There [INFOGRAPHIC]

Here’s what you need to know about free VPNs Think of a VPN (Virtual Private Network) as personal bodyguard for your internet connection that looks out for your privacy, security and access to sites. There are also free VPNs that provide a measure of privacy, security and access you want. Share this infographic on your…

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Free VPNs

Quite honestly, most experts will tell you to avoid free VPNs. They have their reasons, but that doesn’t mean the aren’t several worth checking out.

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Hackers Start 2016 by Coming After Fitbit and Time Warner Customers.

Some people make resolutions at the start of a new year, usually to change old habits. Evidently hackers take a different approach. They don’t change their ways—they simply go after new targets. So in the very first days of 2016, according to news reports, hackers decided to have fun by busting into cable customer accounts…

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Can Someone Find Me?

How Your IP Address Could Lead Anyone to Your Front Door You probably don’t think too much about your IP address, but maybe it’s time you did. Most people (and maybe you) know their IP address is a digital address of some sort that helps the Internet deliver content to your computer. And perhaps you…

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4 Steps to Fight Ransomware!

4 Steps to Fight Ransomware!

If the WannaCry virus missed you, the next one might not. If you missed the news (or saw the headlines but didn’t have time to check it out), there was a global hack attack of the ransomware variety the second week of May (2017). It struck 150 countries, thousands of companies and millions of computer…

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What Are Companies Doing to Beat Hackers?

With all the recent news about hackers and huge online attacks—think of the cyber attack on Sony Corp. in late 2014—it’s easy to think that hackers have the upper hand in the cyber wars. But that’s not the case. One reason it seems that way is that when large companies (Sony, Target, Home Depot) or…

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Not Fake News: Fake IRS Agents are Calling You

Tip of the Day. The IRS Doesn’t Make Phone Calls. Every time tax season rolls around, so does tax-scam season. In 2016, a common scam was for online thieves, pretending to be agents of the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), to send emails to U.S. tax-paying citizens and demanding payments. In 2017, scammers once again turn…

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