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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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What is an SSL certificate?

SSL, TLS, https – it may seem like alphabet soup, but it actually has to do with the security of your data as you surf the web. Whether it’s your online banking credentials or the credit card information you enter on an online shopping site, SSL protocols keep sensitive data from falling into the wrong hands. more
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What is a VPN, what does it do, and why might I need one?

Looking for a way to boost your security when using public Wi-Fi? Tired of being tracked when surfing the web? Want a way around geographical restrictions on internet content? There is one tool designed to answer all these problems: a VPN. So, should you consider using one? more
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What is a screen recorder & how to screen record on your device

Ever wanted to show someone exactly what you were seeing? In our increasingly digital world, a simple screen shot just won’t cut it sometimes. Capture the moment in a screen recording to give your recipient a first-person point of view. Screen recording can allow you to capture live stream moments, tutorials, and more. Let’s go on this journey through the art of screen recording on an iPhone, Android, Windows, and Mac. more
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What is typosquatting? Types and examples

Fraudulent websites are a common example of a cybersecurity risk. Cybercriminals mimic the sites of trusted businesses to phish for visitors’ personal data or spread malware. One tool in their arsenal is typosquatting, where they buy domain names that are intentional misspellings of popular websites. more
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