How Do I Protect My Identity?

We do a lot online. Because we are so comfortable spending so much time online, sometimes we forget how important it is to protect the information we put out there. That’s where identity protection services come in. Get help from identity protection services Identity protection services check your various accounts to ensure there’s no suspicious activity. If there is, you get a notification. If there isn’t, you also get a notification letting you know that all is well with your …

What is Spam?

Let’s say you go to check your email. Waiting in your inbox is an email advertising some kind of product, and asks you to click on a link. Chances are you just got a spam email. In its simplest form, spam is just unsolicited commercial junk email. And it’s common – really, really common. Email spam is thought to make up nearly 90% of all email messages sent around the world. The point of email spam? To get you to …

What’s the Best Internet for Laptops?

This is a trick question. Of course, the best Internet for laptops is fast Internet – but that’s not the whole story. The whole point of having a laptop is mobility. You have a laptop so you can get online from your couch, your porch, your kitchen, bedroom, living room – wherever. So the best laptop Internet connection is a wireless one. Wireless Internet for laptops Wireless Internet is just what it sounds like – an Internet connection without wires. …

What is a Proxy?

In movies, the odds are you’ve seen a scene where friends get mad at each other. Instead of talking to each other and working it out, they ask a mutual friend to relay a message to them: John: “Alex, tell Ryan I’m not talking to him.” Alex: “Ryan, John says he isn’t talking to you.” Ryan: “Fine. Tell John I don’t even care. “ Alex: “John, Ryan says he want to be friends again.” Alex is stuck in the middle …

What is a DSL Modem?

There’s really not much to understanding Internet equipment. You only need a few pieces of hardware to get your Internet service up and running. But one thing that every Internet service needs? A modem. What does a modem do? Basically, its main job is to establish your actual Internet connection. It also acts as translator between your computer and your router. A router (usually a wireless one) is responsible for forwarding data from your modem to its virtual destination. It’s …

What is Identity Protection?

Identity protection works to help protect you from hackers and theft of your sensitive data. Identity theft occurs when a criminal acquires your personal information, often in order to steal money or other assets from you. This can happen in a variety of ways, including the following: Dumpster diving: Identity thieves can learn a lot about you, just by looking through your trash. Discarded bills and employment papers can be a jackpot for an identity thief. Mail theft: Identity thieves …

How to Create a Secure Password

When it comes to passwords, sometimes we tend to get sentimental. The name of your first dog. Your high school mascot. The year you graduated college. Your mother’s maiden name. And when we create a password we like, we stick with it. But – passwords are tricky. You have a lot of accounts – your finances, email, social media – and it becomes easy to use the same passwords across them all. That’s where sometimes a strong password might not …

What are Megabits?

Do you know how fast a dial-up connection is in relation to a fiber one? Or what download speeds you need to watch a movie without buffering? It all comes back to Mbps – or megabits-per-second. Megabits-per-second is simply the way that we measure Internet speeds. The more megabits, the faster. The fewer megabits, the slower your connection is. A dial-up connection averages out around 65-70 kilobits-per-second. One Kbmps = 1,000 bits per second. One megabit-per-second = 1,000,000 bits. So, …

How to Install iTunes

“Installation.” It’s a word that most of us try to avoid. It implies frustration and complication – especially when it comes to technology. So what do you do when you need to install software? Not all software is tough or time consuming to install – like iTunes. iTunes Installation: what you need to know First time iTunes users. iTunes is available for both Mac and Windows users. To start your iTunes installation, first visit the Apple website. Next, visit the …

What is Cyber Theft?

Learning about cyber theft Cyber theft is when your financial or personal information is stolen via computers. Cyber thieves can target both corporations and individuals. One cyber theft example happened back in 2013, when Target announced that cyber thieves stole the credit and debit card information of nearly 40 million Target shoppers nationwide. How does that happen, you think? Target is one of the biggest retailers in the world, and still fell susceptible to cyber theft. It’s because cyber thieves …