Helping you balance your online life

Digital Matters Archives for March, 2017

Think you've been hacked? Here's what to do.

Do you have the feeling you've been hacked? Are your passwords not working, files disappearing or have you noticed new programs on your computer that you didn't put there? Whether you have solid proof or just a sneaking suspicion, the idea of someone stealing your private information i...

Read More...

The Many Faces of Malware

Malware refers to a number of different types of malicious software created by cyber-criminals to gain access to your devices and steal personal information or cause damage. Keep reading to find out more about how malware attacks and what kinds of damage it could do to your computer. Plus, we've thr...

Read More...

The C.I.A.Hacking Claims - What It Means to You and How to Protect Yourself

It's been all over the news this week: WikiLeaks has released documents that suggest the Central Intelligence Agency (C.I.A.) is hacking into everyday products, such as iPhones, Androids, laptops, wi-fi routers, televisions and other smart devices in the interest of protecting our...

Read More...

Password Blunders You Probably Don't Know You're Making

I was enjoying my coffee on a quiet Sunday morning, watching TV, when an interesting story aired on CBS Sunday Morning. It was a segment on passwords. It caught my attention because I could totally relate to the story: Creating unique and hard-to-hack passwords – that ca...

Read More...