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The Most Hackable Holiday Gifts and Tips to Help Secure Them

From tablets to electronic toys, drones, media players and fitness trackers, gadgets make popular gifts during the holidays. They also make potentially easy prey to cybercriminals, if used without the proper security precautions. In all the excitement of unwrapping and powering on your...

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The 'Most Hackable' Gifts of the Holiday Season

It's that time of year again: the time for a gauntlet of ads, shopping trips, and crowds as we begin the holiday season. Like most years, gift-givers will be looking for the latest and greatest in toys and tech gadgets for those on their list. Many of these connect to the Internet or other devices,...

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Phishing Scams: Don't Click that Link!

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Computer Protection 101: Required for All Majors

Whether you're writing a chem lab, computer code or a term paper on Chaucer's "Canterbury Tales," your PC is the most essential item you'll take to college. So before you buy new skinny jeans, stock up on T-shirts or plan your dorm room décor, make sure your laptop is ready for the rigors of...

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Dads and Grads: The Perfect Gift for Both

It's that time of year again: Gift-buying season for dads and grads. We lump them together because they rhyme. Really!?! Face it, buying gifts for your father or that recent high school or college graduate is hard. But trust us on this. Dad does not want another tie. And your favorite g...

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Cyberbullying Children Ultimate Guide

Cyberbullying harms children. Don't let it happen to your kid or let him or her harm others! Lots of parents already know that cyberbullying can take place on popular social media sites like Facebook or Twitter, but may not realize that every week there's a new app or virtual game where...

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McAfee Study Reveals the Digital Disconnect between Today's Youth and Parents

America's Youth Admit to Surprising Online Behavior, Would Change Actions if Parents Were Watching McAfee today released findings from the company's 2013 Digital Deception: Exploring the Online Disconnect between Parents and Kids

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Cyberbullying - Cliques Who Click

Remember the good old days when the worst the "in" crowd could do was whisper in the hall about who did what with whom? While the old idiom about sticks and stones is mostly untrue -- words can definitely hurt -- at least back then, when there was no such thing as tweeting, the juicy gossip would ty...

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