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2015 

Ever wonder just what happens to the data in a data breach incident? Does it go into some kind of wormhole in cyberspace, out through the other end? Well, the answer is pretty much so, when you consider that hacked data makes its rounds on a global scale, taking only 14 days to land in 22 countri...
06/18/2015
One of mankind’s greatest inventions (besides the wheel) is the Internet.Unfortunately, with this marvelous invention comes the drawback of privacy—or shall we say, lack of.The Internet is a wonderful tool, but users must fight to remain as anonymous as possible, because getting too much of yours...
06/17/2015
Scamerama is here to stay! Scams are as old as time, and evolve as inventions and technology evolve. Top scams, according to a report on FraudAvengers.com, are as follows: Scammer “accidentally” overpays you for an item you sold online; you cash the crook’s phony check and wire back the differenc...
06/16/2015
In this day and age, we should never hear someone proclaim, “Oh my God, my computer crashed! I lost everything!” You can’t lose something that’s been properly backed up.So many people, including ones with businesses that rely upon cyber communication, continue to avoid backing up their digital da...
06/15/2015
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Perhaps someone has told you that you need to “clear your cache,” but what does this mean and why should you do it? A cache is a folder of recently visited webpages, which is stored on your computer’s hard drive, and maintained by your Internet browser.The purpose of a cache is to speed up the lo...
06/14/2015
According to a new Intel Security study, more than 2,000 American parents and kids ages 8-16 were surveyed to unveil some interesting things. 79% of the juvenile respondents learned online safety from their parents. 35% of them said they’ve been a cyberbully. 27% of them said they have met, or wo...
06/12/2015
With all the increased news coverage of kids running off with adults they met online, and kids dying by suicide supposedly due to online bullying, many parents are wondering if their worries about their kids being online are justified.We hardly hear about how social media has benefited kids. Ther...
06/11/2015
At any given time, someone, somewhere, is probably googling you. This could be a former classmate, a neighbor, someone you’re trying to do business with, a relative, who knows?Are you confident that whatever they find will be information that’s truly representative of you? Maybe if you have a rea...
06/10/2015
What would you rather have happen to you? A Russian ring of hackers has infiltrated your computer and smartphone and is hell-bent on taking control of your finances, social media life, even the smart gadgets in your house…OR…you’ve just been diagnosed with paranoid psychosis, and in fact, nobody’...
06/09/2015
You’d think that it would be as easy as pie to avoid getting reeled in by a phishing scam. After all, all you need to do is avoid clicking on a link inside an email or text message. How easy is that?A phishing scam is a message sent by a cybercriminal to get you to click on a link or open an atta...
06/04/2015
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