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A More Secure Password

Password hacks are becoming more common as people’s online accounts contain more sensitive personal data. Even big, trusted sites are suffering password breaches in the recently. And because most people reuse their passwords, it becomes more likely that a password hacked on one site can open accounts on other sites. Here are some tips to …

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Protecting Your Kids Online

We all want the best for our children, including the ability to leverage technology. However, with technology come risks, risks that our children are often not aware of or prepared to deal with. As parents, it is our responsibility to ensure our children understand these risks and how to protect themselves. But this can be …

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Secure Your Computer In Seven Steps

While handheld devices such as smartphones and tablets provide new ways for us to leverage technology, computers are often still the primary tool we use for our professional and personal lives. As a result, your computer, whether at work or at home, still remains a primary target for cyber criminals. By following these simple steps, …

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The Tech-Support Phone Call Scam

At the heart of many cyber attacks are criminals attempting to fool you out of your money or trick you into giving them your personal information. Common examples of this are fraudulent e-mails, called phishing, that pretend to come from a person or company you trust, such as your friend or your bank. While such …

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Why you should use proper SSL Certificates

A posting to Pastebin, by a group that calls itself “Cyber Warrior Team from Iran”, claims to have breached a NASA website via a “Man in the Middle” attack. The announcement is a bit hard to read due to the broken English, but here is how the SANS Internet Storm Center parsed the post:

Securing Your Home Wi-Fi Network

Wi-Fi networks (sometimes called by their technical name 802.11) allow people to wirelessly connect devices to the Internet, such as smartphones, gaming consoles, tablets, and laptops. Because Wi-Fi networks are simple to setup, many people install their own Wi-Fi networks at home. However, many home Wi-Fi networks are configured insecurely, allowing strangers or unauthorized people …

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