Security

Mobile Device Privacy

Mobile Device Privacy

Just because it’s not a laptop, doesn’t mean it won’t be targeted. Your Privacy can be comprised on mobile devices just as it can be on a computer.  Every time you add a new application to your device,  you could risk you privacy based on the information the app is allowed to access via the permission settings. Watch this 2:20 minute video for information on protecting your...

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Beware of Public Wi-FI

Beware of Public Wi-FI

Its summer time!!! That means its vacations, camps, and spending more time in other places; and most of us will be taking our mobile devices and laptops with us on these outings. But cell service may not be available in these areas, or you may consider saving cellular data usage by using the “Free Public Wi-Fi” at the hotel, coffee shop or restaurant. While this may seem like a great...

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How You are Tracked Across Google

How You are Tracked Across Google

Social media is a great way to stay in touch with friends and family by reading this, commenting about that, and posting the latest pictures. However, all that info is not read only by your family, friends and followers. Multiple companies source that information and uses it to track or target your profile for mostly advertising, but some may be nefarious. Below is an article about how Google...

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Just a Password?

Just a Password?

Here’s a little ditty about login and authenticate.

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Stop Passing the Hoax and Check Your Privacy

Stop Passing the Hoax and Check Your Privacy

Stop Passing the Hoax and Check Your Privacy Recycling can be good but not if it’s a hoax. Every couple of years we see an old hoax come back, updated as needed, and people continue to believe it and share it on their social media sites. I’ve seen several posts on my Facebook Timeline from others “warning” friends that Facebook will make ALL you posts public even deleted...

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Tuesday Tip – Ransomware

Tuesday Tip – Ransomware

Tuesday Tip – Ransomware Today’s tip deals with one of the most devious and current computer threats – ransomware. By definition it’s “a type of malicious software designed to block access to a computer system until a sum of money is paid.” The majority of these attacks go after small to medium sized business, ones that most likely have inadequate security...

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