General cyber safety and cyber security guidelines for the layperson. Problems suggested and solutions provided.

VPN
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Why You Need a VPN (Virtual Private Network)

Data privacy is a huge concern in today’s digital world. For the average Internet user, it may seem like a necessary evil…
How to deal with the Equifax breach
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Act as if you're an Equifax breach victim

The harmful Equifax breach has been reported to involve over 143 million Americans and that number is bound to grow.…
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How to Protect yourself from WannaCry Ransomware

WannaCry or WannaCrypt ransomware has infected over 10,000 organizations and 200,000 individuals in over 150 countries…
What to do if you encounter ransomware
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How I saved my Mac from Ransomware

A virus in the apparent form of ransomware found its way onto my computer last week and I'm not going to lie…
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How to Minimize Your Damage from Inevitable Identity Theft

“It won’t happen to me!” is what many of us think and hope when we hear about other victims of crime. But when it comes…
Cyber Tips
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Six fraud avoidance tips from FBI Special Agent

At a recent Cyber Security/Fraud event in Los Angeles, I learned new and valuable information from an FBI Supervisory Special…
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Dangers of Seniors and Technology

Looking over my dad’s new smartphone photos, my heart skipped a beat. I was staring at vibrant photographs of every credit…
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We Don't Cover Stupid! How to protect sensitive data.

“We don’t cover stupid” is a reminder that ignorance and lack of expertise have become unacceptable excuses for technological…
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What do you do when you or someone you know has been hacked or spoofed?

I'd like to tell you that I've never clicked on a link I shouldn't have clicked on, but that would be a lie. Do you realize…
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Anthem Breach: 7 Tips to Protect Yourself Amidst Attacks

Whether directly impacted or not, there are things we must all learn from the Anthem breach. The sensitive information…
How to avoid online shopping and travel scams
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Online deals - tips to avoid becoming a victim this holiday season

It's always a good idea to be careful when shopping online but with the arrival of Cyber Monday and holiday shopping time,…
Privacy Settings
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Facebook's New Privacy Checkup - Thumbs Up!

When an alligator cartoon offering a Facebook Privacy Checkup popped up while I was using Facebook, I assumed it was fraudulent.…