Shop-o-holics and retailers rejoice! The season of grabbing great deals (before you even decide if you actually need another tablet) is here! Black Friday and its spin-off, Cyber Monday, open up the most significant time of year for retailers and bargain-obsessed shoppers alike. Prices are slashed and wares fly off the shelf faster than boxes of tissues in cold season. The buying frenzy can be … Continue reading 13 Tips for Safe Shopping this Cyber Monday
Understanding malware and its many branches is kind of like walking into a Baskin and Robbins ice cream shop. There so many flavors and shades that it can be maddening to understand what’s going on. We have all come across terms like worms, viruses and spyware but it can be a sticky mess to decode what each one really means so most people use them … Continue reading Malware and Its Many Flavors
Think about those detective flicks from the noir genre that filled the 1950’s silver screens. There was snappy, hardboiled dialog, a damsel in distress and some sort of mysterious underworld. Situations were murky and no one was what they seemed. The good guys were bad, the bad guys were actually good and there was a new twist at every turn. The world of the internet … Continue reading How to Keep Your Kids Safe Online
When was the last time you got an email from an older relative or friend? WAS IT ALL IN CAPS? Were there links in the body of the email but not much else? Or perhaps did the person mention to you that they got the strangest email, from a friend who said she was stranded in Tijuana, money stolen, and needed help ASAP? Senior citizens … Continue reading Help Senior Citizens Stay Safe Online
Pop Quiz, hot shot: What or who is the weakest link in your company’s data security? Is it your database that hasn’t been updated in years? Or that vengeful ex-employee with a grudge? The correct answer is: It’s you. Or more appropriately, everyone in your company. All you well-meaning employees who love your jobs and wouldn’t do anything to harm your company. True, you’re not … Continue reading Are You Your Company’s Weakest Link?
Think back to the last time you installed new software onto your computer. The next time you opened your browser were you greeted by a new “Babylon Search” toolbar? Perhaps you found a little icon tucked away on your desktop, that was just hoping you wouldn’t notice it. Welcome to Bundleware. Bundleware referrers to garbage programs you unintentionally downloaded when you installed an application. It … Continue reading Ethical Adware Versus Bundleware- What’s the Difference and What’s with this New Toolbar on my PC??!