Helping you balance your online life

Own A Computer or Mobile Device? Security Experts Warn You Must Update the Software Immediately.

Cybersecurity experts say there are two major security flaws affecting billions of devices right now, including desktop computers, laptops, smartphones, tablets and cloud devices from brands like Apple, Google, Amazon, and Microsoft. The best defense is to update the software on all of your computers and devices immediately. The first major flaw, dubbed Meltdown, is …

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Cool Travel Gadgets for Your Holiday Wish List

Need some ideas for your shopping list or wish list this year? Whether you’re traveling for the holidays or planning some getaways in the new year, here are some must-have tech gadgets to help you (or your favorite traveler) get the most out of your next trip. Bon voyage and stay safe! Portable Power You …

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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-volume of online traffic, particularly internet search traffic, …

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Your Social Security at Risk With Major Online Data Breaches

It’s no exaggeration. A recent data breach at Equifax, a major U.S. credit-reporting company, has left the personal information of 143 million consumers exposed to online thieves and hackers. The stolen personal information includes Social Security numbers, birthdates, addresses, and driver’s license numbers. That’s not the worst of it. Experts warn that these data breaches …

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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 taunting you, just waiting for …

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The #1 Thing Your Kids Need To Learn About Their Online Exposure

Dear Mr. and Mrs. Smith, your child’s decision to post inappropriate content online is why we’ve decided to rescind our previous invitation to attend Harvard University. Can you imagine getting an email or a phone call to that effect? Hopes and dreams dashed because of a careless, crude, or unwise online conversation a very bright …

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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 is creepy enough to warrant taking some safety …

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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 thrown in some helpful tips …

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