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Password Managers

  Choosing a strong master password: One password may seem like a point of failure for someone to access all of your accounts. While this can be true, a strong password can help negate any threats that could occur. A strong master password should be something unique and memorable, and should not be a derivative […]

Browser’s Built-In Passwords

Saving passwords in your internet browser is getting common nowadays, since almost every website requires an account with a password. It gets hard to remember all these passwords, and it’s easier to save them to access the content faster and save time. This helpful tool becomes an issue, though, when you change your password but […]

Tech Support Scams

Tech Support Scams are scams claiming to be technical support services offering to clean out your computer. These attacks can have a serious financial impact on the user and can appear on any webpage, on Windows or Mac OS. As with most forms of digital attack, the best defense against these is being aware of […]

Password Security Best Practices

Here, take this quick test to find out where you currently are with respect to password security: So, how did you do?  I suspect that you fit either in the NOT-SO-GOOD section, or somewhere between that and the GOOD section.  Most people do. So, how to improve? Well, here are some best practices for password […]

Phishing and Malware

Computer attacks occurs on a daily basis. The most common forms of these attacks are: Phishing: a malicious attempt to acquire sensitive information such as usernames, passwords or credit card details by impersonating a trustworthy entity in an electronic communication. Malware: short for “malicious software”, is software that, among other things, can cause data loss, be […]

Avoiding computer infections

1. Avoid visiting suspicious and untrustworthy Web sites. 2. Always verify what you are downloading. Only download media and applications from well-known and trusted Web sites such as a developer’s own web site or the App Store on Mac. If you have a doubt about the authenticity of the program you downloaded do a quick […]

Detecting Phishing Attempts

Phishing is a malicious attempt to acquire sensitive information such as usernames, password or credit card details by acting as a trustworthy entity in an electronic communication. These attacks have been growing in numbers in the past years. While our email spam filter will eliminate most of these, some will get through. In addition, with the growing use […]