- January 12th, 2016
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Online Safety, PC security
Another New Year’s day has come and gone. As the holiday merriment all but fades away it’s time to start thinking about 2016. ‘Tis is the season when people solemnly swear to themselves to never eat another chocolate chip cookie and to start calling Grandma at least once a week. Great aspirations, to be sure but there is one area that’s often times overlooked when it comes to new year resolutions and it can have huge implications – The resolution to take the safety of your digital identity and assets more seriously in 2016.
As our lives get more digitally-centered by the day, the New Year is the perfect opportunity to assess old habits, ramping up the good ones and throwing out the bad ones. Isn’t your personal information worth just as much pause for thought as that cookie in your hand?
Here are tips to help make sure you are set up for security in 2016.
It’s been said before and we’ll say it again – 2015 was the year of the hack.
Sure, there were major hacks and breaches before 2015, but this was the year when hacking became de rigueur, when hacks went mainstream and became front page news. Often. Very often.
One of the most intriguing aspects of the hacks of 2015 was the scope. No sector was spared from data breaches, from top universities to federal agencies to Steam. It seems like everybody was targeted in 2015, as if the perps did their utmost to reach the widest range of victims. Profiled below are an assortment of people and the hacks that affected them most this year.
- December 22nd, 2015
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Online Safety, PC security
New Year’s Eve usually comes decked-out with well-wishers and party goers sporting hats, champagne glasses, and noise makers. Perhaps this year you’ll gather with friends to watch the ball in Times Square drop, or maybe just sit glued to Facebook on your device, same as always. However you chose to celebrate, chances are it will be more fun (and less stressful) than how many people spent their New Year’s Eve on December 31st, 1999.
Planning to travel this holiday season? Whether it’s by road, rail or air, technology internet definitely makes travel a whole lot easier. Unfortunately, it can also expose you to unexpected dangers. These 8 steps will keep your travels safer, so you can focus on enjoying the trip!
Looking for the perfect holiday gift for the kids in your life? How about a fuzzy knit sweater? Too itchy. A pair of mittens? They’ve probably got dozens. Some peppermint chocolates? Just think of the cavities.
When it comes to gift-giving in 2015, the magic word for both givers and receivers this year is technology. Kids and adults alike are pining for new technological gadgets that can do things most of us never dreamed of in holiday seasons of the past. Read more…