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How to restore closed tabs and sessions in your web browser

You’re surfing the web, don’t have time to finish picking out the perfect shoes or reading an interesting article – and then you close the wrong browser tab by mistake and your page is gone.  Or even worse, your entire browser closes with all your open tabs. more
264 people found this article helpful.

Is a URL the same as a link? URLs and web addresses explained

We have all heard the term URL, but what is it exactly? Is it the same as a domain name or a link? Why are some URLs so long? And how can you shorten them? Today we explain what a URL is and what it is used for. more
406 people found this article helpful.

Software updates: Why they are important to your security

We’ve all been there – your computer wants to do a software update right when you are in the middle of something, so you click the notification away. It’s ok to wait an hour or two before going back and performing the update, but ignoring updates entirely can be dangerous. more
436 people found this article helpful.

What is a web browser?

Whether you surf the web on a laptop or smartphone, a web browser is the program that makes it possible. But there are a few things you might not know about web browsers. When were they invented?  Do you have to use the browser that’s preinstalled on your device? Our blog connects the dots. more
412 people found this article helpful.

What is a firewall and what does it do for your security?

When your computer is connected to the internet, it is vulnerable to cyberthreats – hackers out to steal your sensitive data as well as malware such as ransomware or Trojan horses. However, the good news is there is a way to guard your device and its data from unwanted access: A firewall. more
239 people found this article helpful.

What is cloud computing? Everything you need to know about “the Cloud”

You’ve probably heard companies advertising “cloud computing services” or friends talking about saving photos to their “cloud drive.” But what does that mean exactly? Is our data just floating around out here somewhere?  Why do we need cloud computing? If you aren’t quite sure, you are not alone! more
267 people found this article helpful.

What is the dark web and how does it work?

Maybe you’ve seen a movie scene where hackers swap secrets on the dark web or read a news report about a drug ring that operates through a darknet site. But what exactly is this dangerous-sounding corner of the internet? Where can it be found and is it only used by criminals? Today, our blog sheds some light on the dark web. more
183 people found this article helpful.

Understanding pharming: Protecting yourself from online fraud

Online scams can take many forms, but the aim is often the same: harvesting personal data, login credentials, and account information to commit identity theft. And pharming is no different. Learn to recognize the signs of online fraud so you can protect yourself. more
479 people found this article helpful.

Browser extensions and add-ons: What are they and are they safe to use?

Do you wish your internet browser offered a spell checker? Would you like to block ads from popping up in your browser window? Looking for an accountability buddy to keep you from surfing for hours? All of this is possible – with browser extensions. more
322 people found this article helpful.

What are digital assets & what happens to them after you’re gone?

Nowadays a lot of our lives take place online – emails and texts to friends and family, shopping, social media. We store important documents and precious memories in the cloud. But what happens after death – who has access to our online accounts and assets? Much of that is determined by the digital estate planning we do today. more
284 people found this article helpful.

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