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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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 can be remembered! – is a frustrating experience.In the …

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