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Email and other online account information is tougher to hack if you follow these password checkup tips.

Email and other online account information is tougher to hack if you follow these password checkup tips.

Keeping Your Handheld Device and Data Safe

With the rapid increase in use of personal mobile devices for work purposes, the importance of using discretion when downloading applications is even greater. Defrauders are clever and know how to take advantage of mobile capabilities. For example, malicious applications purporting to be from a major bank are not uncommon and often difficult to identify. They might appear to be legitimate, but they could put your personal information and any sensitive company data stored on your mobile device at risk.

Full story: How to Guard Against Mobile App Security Threats

Posted 1 year ago. Tagged with security, gadgets, malware, .
Top 10 Safety Tips for Wi-Fi Hotspots

Wi-Fi hotspots can be found at hundreds of thousands of locations worldwide, and the Wireless Broadband Alliance predicts that deployments of wireless network access points will increase 350 percent by 2015. Just because you can connect to these open portals from your smartphone, tablet, Ultrabook or laptop, should you?

Woman at WiFi Hotspot

Take some common-sense precautions when you connect to a wireless network access point. Start with these 10 security tips for using public Internet portals

Posted 1 year ago. Tagged with technology, wi-fi, security, tips, wireless, public hotspots, hotspot finder, .

Girding your PC defenses against viruses and hackers means not making the mistake of believing these myths:

#5 — Only naïve users get their systems infected.Remember, malware from “drive-by downloads” happens automatically without any user action other than visiting the site. Therefore, it doesn’t matter what level of computer expertise you have; if you visit sites on the Internet, you are at risk.

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