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Privacy

Why You Should Celebrate National Clean Out Your Computer Day

Posted by Gretel Egan on Feb 13, 2017 1:57:30 PM

National Clean Out Your Computer Day has been recognized on the second Monday in February since 2000. It’s unlikely you’ll find a Hallmark card for it (though I guess you never know), but you should take some time to embrace the practical — and cybersecurity — benefits to reducing your digital footprint.

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Three Social Media Habits to Implement Today

Posted by Gretel Egan on Oct 14, 2016 9:19:14 AM

From thoughts to articles to updates to photos to locations to…well, just about anything…very few day-to-day activities are considered “off limits” as far as social sharing goes. And whether you agree or disagree with the fact that previously personal moments are spotlighted in the social sphere, the fact remains that you (and your family members and your friends) are likely to be impacted by this shift in some way or another.

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Security Vulnerabilities in Cars: Five Best Practices

Posted by Mike Bailey on Feb 27, 2015 2:19:40 PM

Cars have become infinitely more complex in the past ten years. With the introduction of features like proprietary operating systems for apps, advanced traction controls, in-car WiFi systems, automatic cruise controls, and more, cars have now become another threat vector. 

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Five Quick Tips for Improving Your Data Privacy

Posted by Gretel Egan on Jan 28, 2015 10:13:09 AM

Last updated: October 5, 2016

January 28 Data Privacy Day, an international effort that’s held annually. At the root of Data Privacy Day is the idea of “Respecting Privacy, Safeguarding Data, and Enabling Trust.” In honor of that mission, we offer you five relatively simple ways to shore up the privacy of personal data.

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Holiday Shopping Tips for Black Friday, Cyber Monday, and Beyond

Posted by Gretel Egan on Nov 24, 2014 10:24:00 AM

Last updated: October 30, 2017

It’s the most wonderful time of the year for online retailers — and online scammers. The deals dance like sugarplums in your email inbox and your incoming text messages. And while you’re likely to find a few of your favorite things in the advertising onslaught, there are plenty of lumps of coal mixed in. And these duds will leave you with more than a sooty stocking.

How to sort the naughty from the nice? Here are a few holiday shopping tips that will help you stay safe as you navigate the online deals and emails through Black Friday, Cyber Monday, and beyond.

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