Helping you balance your online life

Q&A: Is Leaving a Website Open On My Computer Dangerous?

Most of us tend to leave websites and browsers open on our computers while we walk away - sometimes even for lengthy periods of time.

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Need to Change a Password? Read This First.

A recent Psychology of Passwords survey found that 91% of people know that using the same password for multiple accounts or sites is a security risk however, 59% admit they do it anyway.

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Did you know your mobile phone can be hijacked?

Approximately 15 million Americans become victims of identity theft every year. Many people don’t realize this, but your cell phone could be an easy way for a thief to steal your personal information.

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Three Ways a VPN Helps Protect You (that you may not know about)

You may know that a virtual private network (VPN) helps protect everything you do online by encrypting your information so that hackers and anyone else on the same network can’t easily snoop on you. After all, data moving across WiFi networks are just like radio waves and anyone with the right equipment can “listen in.”

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5 Tips for Bargain Shopping Online for the Holidays

I bet there is a high percentage of people out there who, like me, say they are not going to spend a lot of money holiday shopping this year, and then end up spending a lot of money. I love buying gifts for people. Perhaps it’s the joy of the season, the decorations… I don’t …

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Your Computer May Be Dirtier Than You Think

Question for you: Which do you clean more often, your computer or your bathroom? If you’re like most people, myself included, you probably said your bathroom. Did you know that the cleanliness of your computer can affect how well it works? Clogged and dirty machines–both inside and out–can cause your computer to run sluggish and …

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A Travel-Smart Checklist for Being A Cybersecure Traveler

Reservations confirmed. Check Gas in the car. Check Out-of-Office notifications turned on. Check Pet sitter lined up. Check Mail delivery on hold. Check Bags packed. Check Home security system turned on. Check Just waitttttt a minute…. I know you’re excited to get out the door, but you need to add some items to your checklist …

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You’re More Likely to Become A Victim of ID Theft If You Do This…

Did you know that approximately 15 million Americans become victims of identity theft every year? Identity theft, also known as identity fraud, is a crime in which a thief steals key pieces of personally identifiable information, such as your Social Security number or driver’s license number, in order to impersonate you, usually for financial gain. …

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