What is Phishing?

Phishing is a cyber threat that attempts to gather personal and private information through fake links or portals online. Phishing scams trick Internet users into providing their sensitive information, such as credit card or Social Security numbers, in order to steal your identity. How does it work? Usually phishing is achieved through fake online links,…read more.

Are All Viruses Harmful?

Viruses just might be Public Enemy Number One when it comes to technology. At best, they’re an inconvenience. At worst, they can destroy your devices, your data and even your bank account. Everyone knows that viruses are bad — that’s why we spend billions of dollars on computer security every year. But what about good…read more.

How to Identify Spam

Spam. You’ve heard about it, you’ve read about it, but you still might be a little cloudy on what it actually is – and what it looks like. Spam is actually a pretty general term – it encompasses basically any kind of unwanted online solicitation or communication. Most examples of spam you’ll run across are…read more.

How to Set Parental Controls Online

Your kids are online because that’s where their friends are. That’s also where videos, social media, blogs, pictures and sports are. But, there are some things you don’t want them to see. Setting Internet parental controls can help you dictate what your child experiences online – and when. Types of Internet parental controls In general,…read more.

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…read more.

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…read more.

How to Prevent Viruses

Computers aren’t immune to virus effects. They can get infected with malware (malicious software) that slows down your activity, infiltrates your system and can seriously hinder your online activity. So what do you do? If you’re not an IT specialist, it’s tough to know if you’re doing a good job taking care of your laptop…read more.