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Laptop security in a nutshell

by Federal Trade Commission

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Imagine you’re at a coffee shop, sipping on a latte while working on your laptop. After all that coffee, you need to run to the loo. Would you leave your laptop for just a sec while you heed nature’s call? … Continue Reading

SSN and Its Afterlife

by Robert Siciliano

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What’s one billion? That’s about the number of possible permutations of the Social Security number. Which begs the question: What happens to an SSN when someone kicks the bucket? … Continue Reading

When Cookies Attack

by Stay Safe Online

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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

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

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