Heading Back to School? Don’t Forget About Your PC Security Basics!

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You’re hanging out in a campus coffee shop, surfing the Internet on a public WiFi network. You’re paying bills, reading email, and posting some funny photos taken in your dorm room last night.

And with each of those activities, you’re a potential target for cybercriminals, viruses, spyware, and other threats.
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Vacationing This Summer? Don’t Get Burned By Criminals & Online Threats!

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Summer is a time to get away, to relax, and just to forget about it all. But make sure you don’t let your guard down! When you go on vacation, criminals go to work. Take the right precautions or your trip could cost you much more than the price of airfare and hotel stay!
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Are You Making Yourself a Victim of Cybercrime?

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Did you know some things you do on the Web could actually be putting your PC and personal information in jeopardy? Here are some mistakes and misconceptions that could make you a victim of cybercrime, and what you should do to minimize your risk of becoming part of the statistic.
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What You Need To Know About Peer-to-Peer File Sharing

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BitTorrent. uTorrent. The Pirate Bay. These are just a few of the many popular peer-to-peer (P2P) file sharing sites you’ve probably heard of. Since its increase in popularity in the late 1990s, P2P file sharing has had its fair share of backlash for enabling illegal activity. Run a Google News search on peer-to-peer file sharing, and you’d find headlines like:

“Barre man charged with promoting child pornography.”

“Is the free download of uTorrent legal?”

“Illegal downloaders in federal court’s crosshairs.”

There’s another aspect to P2P that has traditionally caused concern: computer security and privacy risks. Continue Reading… What You Need To Know About Peer-to-Peer File Sharing

Weak Passwords: Are You Making It Too Easy For Criminals?

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The password to your online account is like the key to your front door. How strong are your passwords? We’ll address some troubling facts about weak passwords and what you can do to make them stronger.
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