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Shining a Light on the Dark Web

It’s estimated the “Surface Web”—websites and data visible to everyone—represents less than five percent of the total information and locations on the internet. Beneath the surface lies the Deep Web—also known as the Hidden, Invisible and Dark Web. [1] In…

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Scammers are Targeting Your Government Relief!

Cyber-scammers and hackers around the world are working hard right now because they know they have a great opportunity to do what they do best. It’s sad, but scammers are using government relief initiatives to scam people of their money…

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World Backup Day! The 5 W’s of Data Backup

Times are really different right now compared to years past, but today is March 31, and that means it’s World Backup Day. As we’re quarantined and trying to stay healthy, it may be a good time to remind ourselves about…

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Juice Jacking: What You Need to Know

We have probably all been to a public building where there are signs offering a free service to plug in your device at a charging location. Without thinking, we hurriedly plug in our device to the USB, by either using our…

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Happy Data Privacy Day! Are You Protected?

There’s no doubt people spend A LOT of time on the Internet. Hence the need for an annual Data Privacy Day! The Digital 2019 Report reveals that the average Internet user spends more than a quarter of their life on…

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Protecting Your Identity After a Data Breach

Capital One announced recently that a hacker had accessed the personal information of 100 million individuals in the United States and 6 million in Canada that had applied for credit with the Virginia-based bank. The affected information includes credit scores,…

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Responding to a Data Breach: What’s Your Plan?

When the storm sirens sounded last year, I scooped up my 4-year-old grandson and headed for our “safe closet.”  Have you ever sat in a closet with a 4-year-old with the door closed?  I suggest you have a flashlight available, because…

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Defending Against the Scut Farkus of the Internet World

Many of you may remember the V-8 juice commercial where someone forgets their daily dose of tomato-flavored goodness, proceeds to initiate the face palm, and exclaims, “Wow, I could have had a V-8!”   We have all done this at some…

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Identity Theft: Like Shooting “Phish” in a Barrel

So your dear old grandma, who’s in the nursing home, bought a new Harley and appears to have gone on a road trip down to Daytona. Yeah, I didn’t think so. Identity theft is a major concern for many people,…

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