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How to Create a Strong Password

Summary: Choosing a secure password can help protect your data from hackers looking to steal your identity over high-speed internet. Expert Ben Helpern shares his top tips for creating a strong passwo ...
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How To Spot Fake Emails

The two most frequently used methods for hacking a company and stealing their information over the past year were phishing and the use of stolen credentials (think user IDs and passwords). Both method ...
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How to Prevent Social Engineering

Humans are inherently social; we are built to engage with one another.  Our kids are drawn to the connections they find on social media — often one of the easiest and fastest ways to communicate an ...
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How To Protect Your Data From Theft

Legend has it that the famous bank robber Willie Sutton answered the question, “Why do you rob banks?” with “That’s where the money is.” Today’s cybercriminals focus on stealing something ...
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Social Media Privacy Checkups

Summary: While you might be cautious of “oversharing” on social media, that doesn’t mean your apps aren’t sharing your information. We discuss how to strengthen your privacy settings on Fa ...
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How to Easily Update Your Phone or Computer Operating Systems

Not many of us view it this way, but owning technology should be treated like owning a car. In order for a car to run as it should, there is certain maintenance that needs to be done. For your safety, ...
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Ways to Keep Your Passwords Safe

Passwords. We all have them, and we all hate coming up and keeping track of them. Why? We are busily trying to complete our daily list of to-do items as efficiently as possible. Yet, every time we wan ...
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4 Ways to Protect Your Privacy Online

Changes in privacy regulation often get attention in the mass media, but not always enough clarity. Although the headlines are designed to elicit a wide range of emotional responses, the details about ...
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Cyberbullying: What Kids Experience and What Adults Need To Know

As a parent, watching your child struggle is extremely difficult. You want to intervene and make things better. Yet, parents are often cautioned to step back and let the child sort through the challen ...