No matter how you rate on the Cyber Security Savviness meter, chances are you know that Microsoft’s Internet Explorer isn’t the most popular browser out there. And you may not know this, but chronic security issues one of the big reasons why Internet Explorer has faded from popularity over the past decade or so. That’s why Microsoft came up with Edge, the brand new browser that comes with Windows 10. And Microsoft is seriously hoping that Edge ushers in a new era of browser success.
- July 6th, 2015
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Online Privacy, Online Safety
You may find yourself overwhelmed these days with the quantity of technical computer terms in ordinary news reports. After all, what with so many companies and governments getting hacked, online security is front-page news on a regular basis.
To help you keep abreast of the lingo, we’ve compiled a short glossary of some malware types that you may have read about lately. So if anyone says “What the heck is the difference between a Trojan and a virus?” at your next weekend BBQ, you’ll have an answer.
As essential as internet security is every single day of the year, June is Internet Security Month, which makes it the perfect time to review what it means to keep your computers, tablets and smartphones as secure as possible.
As you relax into summer, make sure that you are not relaxing your policies of vigilance when it comes to online safety for you and your family.
Massive data breach directly affects at least 4 million people.
Unless you were living under a rock this week (and maybe even then), you’ve heard about the recent data breach affecting the US Office of Personnel Management (OPM).
The hack involved personnel files relating to 4 million current and former members of the federal government. In other words, about one percent of the entire US population. It affected nearly every single federal agency, exposing people’s names, addresses, social security numbers, job details, training information, and more.
This was one very big hack indeed. It shows that the threat posed by hackers is increasing every day. It shows that everyone needs to take online security seriously. It also shows that all of us could be victims, and this means all of us must be proactive in protecting ourselves.