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When Cookies Attack

by Stay Safe Online

Cookie jar

One might think this title is referring to remorse over a late night visit to the cookie jar, resulting in that “stuffed like a turkey” feeling. In that particular situation the solution is effortless (almost), put on tennis shoes and head outside for a few laps around the neighborhood. … Continue Reading

The Guide to Securing Your New Tech Toys

by Robert Siciliano

Multiple Devices

Ho ho ho! It seems that this year, Santa’s sleigh was filled with technology—laptops, smartphones, gaming consoles, etc. Playing with and learning about your new tech toy is fun, but remember to secure your device. It would be a total bummer if your new toy was suddenly compromised by a virus or hacked into. … Continue Reading

For 2015 — resolve to back up your digital life

by Federal Trade Commission

computer w lock

What’s worse than losing all the photos and important files on your computer? Knowing you could have prevented it. … Continue Reading

Where Do Your Photos Go Once You Post Them Online?

by ITRC

Little Girl iPad

Social media and image sharing sites have made it possible for families and friends to be connected no matter how far geography separates them. With instant photo uploads and websites like Flickr and Instagram, it’s easier than ever to show Grandma the baby’s first steps, or to let your friends see that adorable face your son made while eating broccoli. … Continue Reading

Steps to Manage a secure online backup

by Robert Siciliano

Tech Devices

Cyber storage does not always = secure backup. Users of cloud storage have many potential tools at hand to beef up security. And just because cloud services have some loopholes doesn’t mean you should just throw in the towel, as the saying goes, and figure “What’s the point?”. … Continue Reading

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