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How to Be Safe Online - In Public Places

Public Wi-Fi Safety: Tips & Best Practices

Most people love the convenience of going online at the local coffee shop, the airport or the hotel lobby; but most people don’t know that going on the Internet in those places (called “hotspots”) isn’t as secure as you might think—or as safe as you need it to be. The reason? A public Wi-Fi/wireless connection is…

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How to Maintain Online Payment Security

Online shopping is quickly becoming the norm, as evidenced by its impact on U.S. retail sales. According to Forrester, U.S. online retail sales will reach more than $500 billion by 2020, up from $373 billion in 2016. Meanwhile, brokerage firm Credit Suisse said in a recent report that more than 8,600 brick-and-mortar stores are likely…

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9 Great Tips for Strong Passwords

Create Strong Password with These 9 Great Tips

“Yeah, yeah, yeah.” That’s what most people say to themselves when they read another article on passwords and the need to be smart about them. Or maybe what they say is “da-da-da.” Most people are lackadaisical about the topic because they haven’t had an account breached (broken into) because of a password takeover. Or maybe…

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Packet Sniffing. How the Bad Guys Spy On Your Data Online

Packet Sniffing. How Bad Guys Spy On Your Data

Hackers and others maybe utilizing “packet sniffing” to read your personal data You’ll often hear that you should be careful when using the Internet, because you never know who’s spying on us. Indeed, there are some Internet gurus out there (more than you might think) who are convinced that most Internet Service Providers (ISPs), the…

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7 Online Mistakes Almost Everyone Makes

Which 7 Online Mistakes Will You Make Today?

It’s the everyday habits that put you at risk. There are two types of people who go online. Those who have run into trouble or have been hacked Those who have (luckily) managed to avoid any issues We say “lucky” because the majority of people are “guilty” of online behavior that tends to put them…

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Six Computer-Buying Tips that are Super Helpful

Buying a Computer? Don’t Do These Six Things

There are plenty of us who don’t know that much about computers, other than how to use them. With some luck, maybe the last computer you purchased (or was purchased for you) is still working. However, once it’s time to go shopping for a new computer, it can get a little nerve-racking if you haven’t…

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Top 4 VPNs for Watching Netflix

4 VPNs for Watching Netflix

Netflix has become a household name for the digital natives and nomads of today because there are few creature comforts — like a library of your favorite movies and TV shows – that you can bring with you and have access to anywhere in the world with a click of a mouse. If you go…

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Money Mules Don

Crooks Are Hiring Job Seekers and Turning them into ‘Money Mules’

Strange things can happen when someone is over-eager or even desperate to find work or to come up with a way to make some money. In today’s world, many people go searching for solutions online. It’s when you’re looking for work opportunities on the Internet that you might accidentally walk right into a trap—a fraudulent…

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