Commit to your online safety by following these important tips
It would be nice if Internet technology was simple, easy and safe, but it isn’t. However, as much work (and hassle) as it is keeping yourself safe, it beats being hacked and having your bank account drained in the middle of the night.
Find out some simple ways to determine if the websites you visit are the real deal.
It's fun and convenient to use the internet to look things up and conduct business, but all websites are not created equal. Find out how to steer clear of sites that are not secure.
Two factor authentication adds an essential layer of security
Two Factor Authentication is an effective way to prevent criminals from taking control of your email and other accounts.
WannaCry may be the most vicious ransomware attack yet. You can avoid this cybercrime by taking these steps.
Last week, the so-called WannaCry ransomware virus began infecting computers. It quickly spread across the globe and disrupted critical networks. WannaCry may be the biggest, and most expensive, worldwide ransomware attack to date. Here is how to protect yourself.
A new scam is delivered via text message, and it is convincing.
Cybercriminals are using text messages to attack cell phones and deceive people into giving up financial information. Learn how to protect yourself from this sophisticated attack.
There is a new scam that is fooling even tech-savvy users into a malicious and dangerous trap.
A new scam is fooling even experienced users into divulging their Google login info. The scam uses sophisticated techniques to trick the brain—by using an advanced URL trick. See how it works and spread the word. This trap is worse than most!
A long history of hacks have exposed Yahoo users to more than their share of privacy exposures
A long history of hacks have exposed Yahoo users to more than their share of privacy exposures. After more than a billion accounts have been compromised, is it safe to trust Yahoo in the future? Learn how to backup and save your data, then delete your Yahoo account.
Using a PIN can prevent access to your sensitive account in case of theft or loss of a device!
We won't stop using passwords that make it easy for hackers, so Microsoft is taking action and banning them
When it comes to passwords, we can be our own worst enemy. Remembering a different cryptic password for every site is difficult and confusing. Here’s how to set strong passwords.
Hackers rely on users logging on with an admin-level account to install viruses and malware
Default user accounts in Windows have administrative-level access. That's fine, it's quite necessary. It is also the number one reason that hackers can compromise Windows computers, installing malware and viruses. Here's how to create alternative accounts and strengthen your personal security.
Six easy ways to protect yourself online
Elder protection experts Curtis Bailey and Art Maines offer some basic ways to keep hackers from wreaking havoc on your security.
Security risk extends to all current versions of Windows and could allow remote takeover of your computer
Microsoft has released an update to fix a newly discovered security flaw that could allow “remote code execution” of a computer. The flaw is exploited through documents or webpages with embedded OpenType fonts and was considered critical enough for Microsoft to issue an immediate out-of-cycle patch. All current versions of Windows are affected including Windows Vista, Windows 7, and Windows 8 and 8.1.
Keeping track of sensitive financial information is the best safeguard
There are some easy ways to reduce your chances of being a victim of fraud.
Here's another way to create a secure password that might not drive you insane
Incomprehensible passwords with numbers, capital letters, and characters like the asterisk are secure but maddening to remember. They are also time consuming to type on mobile devices. But security specialists are promoting another type of password option that might be a little bit more to your liking – long and readable. They just can’t make sense.
Newly discovered vulnerability could allow hackers complete access to your PC
Microsoft revealed the existence of a major security vulnerability
in in Internet Explorer over the weekend. This is of special concern to users that still haven’t upgraded from Windows XP, as there will be no patch forthcoming.