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AOL Digital Matters - Security Posts

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...

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A Cheat Sheet for Tech Terms

The web security landscape has racked up some interesting terms to describe potential online threats—from worms and horses to phishing and pharming. Do you ever find yourself wondering what some of them really mean? What is malware and what's so bad about it? How does someon...

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5 Tech Scams to Watch Out for in 2017

We move forward into 2017 surrounded by technology that is constantly growing and improving. While many of us take advantage of all the gadgets and software that make our lives easier (and more entertaining), we should keep in mind the possible scams or threats that could put our se...

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7 Ways to Clean Up Those Sloppy Digital Habits in the New Year

You've been fortunate over the years—no lost phone, no credit card fraud, no computer viruses. Still, deep down, you fear your sloppy digital habits will eventually catch up with you. So, instead of carrying a feeling of dread and denial into the new year, how about bringing confidence and...

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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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