Helping you balance your online life

3 Simple Tips for Safe Social Networking

Would you walk up to someone you've never met before and tell them your life story? Maybe you would share a few photos of you and your family with them? Would you tell them about your love life, dinner plans, even your vacation plans? The answer – you probably wouldn't. So, why would you do th...

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Password Manager

What is a Password Manager? A Password Manager is software that organizes your Internet passwords and PINs. Password managers provide users with a secure login onto computers, networks, websites and data files. Because Password Managers are capable of generating...

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SMShing (or SMiShing)

What is SMShing? SMShing or SMiShing (a fairly new term in the cyber world) is the mobile equivalent to Phishing. SMShing happens when you receive an SMS message (a text) on your...

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What is your Online Privacy?

Your Online Privacy is all the tiny bits of information that make up who YOU are online, including your name, email, social security number, home and office addresses, credit cards, and so on and so forth. It's important to because you leave invisible "online" tracks (that must be protected from mi...

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Trolls that Lurk on the Internet

Internet Trolls are people who post online, off-topic messages in an online community, like a chat room or forum, to elicit an emotional response. They are often proactive, harassing and/or bullying.

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What is a Computer Worm?

A computer worm is a virus that spreads by creating duplicates of itself on other drives, systems or networks. Computer worms may send copies of themselves to other computers across network connections, through email,...

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What is a Computer Hacker?

A computer hacker is someone who develops, changes or attempts to circumvent computer security hardware or software. This can either happen for negative (criminal) or positive reasons. Criminal hackers develop computer malware o...

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What is Zombie Computer Virus?

A zombie computer virus is a computer that's been infected by a computer virus or compromised by a hacker. It can be controlled under remote dire...

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