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A Cybersecurity Carol: Key Takaways From This Year's Most Hackable Holiday Gifts

A classic holiday story is A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens, which tells the tale of how a grumpy man learns from his mistakes, as guided by the Ghosts of Christmas Past, Present and Future. Funny enough, our most Hackable Gifts Campaign resembles this tale, as there are l...

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Protecting Yourself Online After Natural Disasters

2017 will surely leave its mark in the record books when it comes to hurricanes, floods, wildfires, and other natural disasters. Fortunately for us, these incidents inspire a lot of people to go online seeking news and information and ways to help those in need. Unfortunately, the high...

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Avril Lavigne Tops the 2017 Most Dangerous Celebrities List

We surf the internet to find the latest celebrity gossip, discover a new song, and even interact with our favorite stars. And cybercriminals know that. In fact, they're capitalizing on that by weaving in sneaky cyberthreats within celebrity sites. To see how cybercriminals take advantage of c...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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Wireless Safety Tips for Travelers

Packing smartphones, tablets and laptops seems like a no-brainer when it comes to traveling, whether you're flying, driving or riding to your destination. Being connected on-the-go is convenient and entertaining (and keeps kids occupied for extended periods of time), but it can also be...

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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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