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What to do if you become involved in a data breach
Cybercriminals are attracted to stealing data that they can make money from, such as credit and debit card numbers, bank account numbers, Social Security numbers, birthdates, full names and addresses. They can commit identity theft with Social Security numbers, sell credit and debit card numbers to other cybercriminals or bleed bank accounts dry using bank account information.
Published August 08, 2018 ·4 min read
Catch spyware before it snags you
Have you ever clicked on an intriguing ad or link while surfing the Web and had a barrage of pop-up windows flood your screen or your browser suddenly send you to a slew of unsavory sites?
Published August 08, 2018 ·2 min read
How to protect your new tech
The holiday season is the most wonderful time of the year, and a time when many receive new gadgets. If youre the type that regularly receives smartwatches, wearable tech, and other gadgets as gifts,...
Published August 08, 2018 ·4 min read
Ransomware on the rise: Norton tips on how to prevent getting infected
Many online users are still being confronted with similar messages to the above thanks to a type of malware called ransomware. The scam works by using malware to disable the victims’ computers until they pay a ransom to restore access.
Published August 08, 2018 ·3 min read
The importance of data back-up
Have you ever lost a lot of really important data? Or, alternately, have you ever had a moment of panic where you thought you did? Whether it's images of a family vacation, a report from work or a...
Published August 08, 2018 ·2 min read
Safe online shopping tips for the holiday season
While online shopping has made our lives easier, it also exposes new weaknesses with the information we use to make those very purchases.
Published August 08, 2018 ·3 min read
Ten ways to keep your data private
The Internet has blurred the lines between real world and the virtual one. Technology is barreling into our hands through smartphones at an unbelievable pace.
Published August 08, 2018 ·2 min read
Spam, spam, go away
Spam. In some ways, it's the electronic equivalent of junk mail and junk phone calls. Spam is not only an unsolicited and annoying nuisance, it's also a pervasive problem that's clogging and overwhelming the Internet's email systems. Spam accounts for approximately 80 percent of worldwide email volume.
Published August 08, 2018 ·4 min read
The importance of general software updates and patches
We all get them from time to time- those little windows that pop up, notifying us that there are software updates available for our computer. Chances are, these always seem to present themselves...
Published August 08, 2018 ·2 min read
How to secure your passwords
Let’s face facts: it's easy to forget passwords. People often use simple words, such as a pet's name, or easy-to-remember dates such as a wedding anniversary. A hacker could try your name, children's names, birthdates and pets' names as passwords to get access to your computer.
Published August 08, 2018 ·4 min read
7 Do's and Don’ts of secure online tax filing
Online fraud is one of fastest growing crimes of our time. The ability to be anonymous, and the fact that it can be performed anywhere in the world makes it very difficult, if not impossible, for law enforcement to curb it.
Published August 08, 2018 ·3 min read
25 vital computer maintenance tips and checklist to protect your device
Computer maintenance means keeping your computer in good condition through regular cleanings, hard drive updates, and virus prevention. Find out how.
Published May 25, 2021 ·3 min read
How to find hidden cameras: 10 detection methods
Be it a holiday rental or self-catering accommodation, you may wonder about hidden cameras. Follow this guide to learn how to find hidden cameras.
Published December 21, 2022 ·4 min read
What is the dark web and how do you access it?
The dark web sounds ominous, but many people use it for enhanced privacy and security. Learn how to access it plus tips to stay safe while browsing.
Published July 19, 2023 ·3 min read
How to clear cache and cookies in your browser
Clearing your cache can help fix loading, formatting, and other issues on sites. Read our guide to find out how to clear your cache.
Published March 21, 2024 ·6 min 25 sec read
Clean PC: In-depth hardware & software cleaning guide
Discover effective methods and step-by-step instructions to clean your PC for improved performance and longevity. Learn more!
Published April 30, 2024 ·7 min 40 sec read
How to prevent computer viruses: Expert tips
Computer viruses are bad news for your device and online security. Discover practical tips on how to prevent computer viruses and other online threats.
Published May 14, 2024 ·4 mins 40 sec
How to delete or deactivate your Facebook account: Step-by-step guide
Learn how to delete or deactivate your Facebook account from your computer or phone with this guide.
Published June 14, 2024 ·5 min 10 sec read

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