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How to Avoid Being Hacked. Five Tips to Try Today

5 Tips to Avoid Being Hacked

#5 is simply awesome. There’s a war going on every day in cyberspace. It’s a war that puts companies and agencies trying to serve their customers against the cyber-thieves (hackers, spies, etc.) trying to get at their data. But online attacks can also come from close by: From some online thieves prowling unsecured wireless networks…

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What to do about a stolen laptop

What to Do if You’re the Victim of a Stolen Laptop or Stolen Phone

If you find yourself reading this article for any reason other than having had your laptop stolen, do yourself a huge favor and read this article about preventative steps for keeping your laptop (and the data on it) safe from theft. It’s always good to take steps that can help you avoid stress and anxiety.…

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5 Signs Your Computer Was Hacked!

5 Signs Your Computer Was Hacked!

Personal computer hacks have become so common that almost everyone has to deal with it at least once in their lives. And it’s not just simple pranks that amateur hackers used to pull in the early days of mainstream computer adoption. Today, cyberattacks are sophisticated, well-orchestrated, and capable of posing severe threats to the personal…

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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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