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How Brands are Using Your Data

Do you know what the hottest commodity on the market is these days? I’ll give you a few guesses. Did you say a trending stock or cryptocurrency? Then, you would be wrong. It’s information. We hear so much on the news about data leaks and identity theft that targets businesses and individuals that it makes…

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Password Strength and Change is a Key to Block Spies

You Need to Create Stronger Passwords…Now!

Yes, it’s a hassle to remember to create stronger passwords every time you open a new account…and that’s why many people don’t do it. They use simple (“abcd,” “1234”) stupid (“password”) the same password ever time. Anything but a strong password. And hackers just love us for it. Almost every medium- to large-size company has…

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Incredible Facts You Never Knew About the Internet

Take These 5 Steps to Keep Hackers Out of Your Life

There’s a story of a man who never locked his car when he made quick trips to the local grocery store. He figured he’d just be in and out in a few minutes and felt that there wasn’t anything valuable in his 10-year-old car anyway. But he forgot the one thing an opportunistic crook might…

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Banned From Accessing Your Favorite Content?

OMG! I’ve Been Banned!

There are a variety of methods to banning someone from a website, forum, game, or chat. Some of the common methods and solutions are listed below. In general, your best option to remove a ban is to humbly apologize for your actions which lead to you being banned in the first place. Banned by IP…

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Computer Viruses - 8 Ways to Avoid Them

Eight Ways to Avoid Viruses

The last thing you want to have happen to your computer is for it to get a virus. If that happens, you could face a long list of potential problems that you wouldn’t wish on anyone. Just one of the following virus symptoms could give you a nasty headache: Your operating system slows to a…

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Avalanche Network Stopped

Finally, FBI, Others Stop the Avalanche Network If you follow stories about online thieves and cyberterrorism, the news is almost always about hackers getting away with a huge, damaging attack. But in early December of 2016, the FBI and the United States Department of Justice released good news to the citizens of the U.S. and…

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Are VPNs legal to use?

Are VPNs Illegal?

There are a lot of things people can do online that aren’t legal. Downloading pirated movies, for example, is one of them. Many people have heard about VPNs, or virtual private networks. They know using a VPN can hide their IP address, masking a person’s actual location. And it works! If you’re in New York…

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Adware is Annoying. Here

Adware is Annoying. Here’s How You Can Get Rid of It.

Adware is an annoyance at best to most computer users. The name “adware” is a short form of advertising-supported software. Like commercials on regular media, adware is one way for software promoters and developers to offset the costs of software production by offering advertising opportunities to their clients. It comes bundled right in with the…

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