Helping you balance your online life

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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Your Social Security at Risk - This Major Online Theft May Hit 143 Million Americans

It's no exaggeration. A recent data breach at Equifax, a major U.S. credit-reporting company, has left the personal information of 143 mill...

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What Really Happens When You Watch Stolen TV Episodes

To watch or not watch, that's the big question. You're a huge fan of the season's most popular show and you hear the news that spoilers of upcoming episodes have been stolen and posted online. Episodes of other popular shows you like to watch have also been leaked and are...

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Shame on You: This Humiliating Trend Has People on Edge

Remember the good ol' days when people could post their thoughts, opinions and updates about their day on social media and not worry about a swarm of backlash? Nowadays it seems name-calling, bashing, public judgement and humiliation are starting to rule the social media world.

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Breaking News: Experts Warn of Computer Security Threat Quickly Spanning the Globe

A global cyberattack is underway and it has already affected hundreds of thousands of computer systems aro...

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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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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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