- October 6th, 2015
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Online Safety, PC security
Most people have important information on their computers. I mean, that is the nature of the beast after all. It could be tax returns, contact information, or personal photos. It might be your old university papers, your design portfolio, or chapters from the book you write in secret every night while your family thinks you are on Facebook.
Regardless of the nature of the data on your computer, one thing is clear: It matters to you. And that means you need to back it up. And the best of way of doing that is via the cloud. Read more…
- September 29th, 2015
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Mobile Security, PC security
A Whole Lotta Users Goin’ On
The uber-popular messaging app, purchased by Facebook last January to the tune of 19 billion dollars, boasts over 900 million users and has a highly engaged user base. In fact, after the epic merger, Mark Zuckerberg explained the company’s logic in the purchase saying “WhatsApp is the only app we’ve ever seen with higher engagement than Facebook itself.” Those must be some dedicated 900 million users.
- 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.