Security

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Phishing Protection

Let’s talk about phishing and how you can spot phishing and protect yourself. If you follow these rules and guidelines, generally speaking, you will be able to figure out that the email you receive, the phone call that you receive or whatever communication or even mail that you receive is phishing.

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Web Surfing Security

Let’s talk about a few things that are a little bit more advanced but how to basically protect yourself as you surf online. First thing you want to do is you obviously want to make sure that if you are entering sensitive data into a form or anything like that, you want to make sure that the site is reputable. ...

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Spyware

The way spyware works is that it gets onto your computer and it basically spies on you and it looks at all the websites you visit, what you do on your computer, what you type into your computer, it spies on the mouse clicks and so forth. Imagine going into a financial bank site filling in your username and password ...

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Firewalls and Antivirus Software

Let’s talk about firewalls and antivirus software. In the context that I am speaking of, these are two different things. The purpose of the antivirus software is to detect viruses that might be coming in through email attachments or viruses that might be coming through other sites that you visit while you’re visiting them real time. That’s when antivirus software ...

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Password Managers

Today I’m going to be talking about a site called Lastpass.com. There is a free version and there is a premium version but the free version will do pretty much what you needed to do. Basically, how this system works is it saves all of your passwords in a specific centralized location on Lastpass.com and it encrypts it so well ...

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Basic Online Protection

You’ve heard of the statement, “Don’t open email attachments or even emails from people that you don’t know.” Keep in mind that some of the viruses can attack people that you do know and you have no idea that the pictures, the family photos that they’re sending to you are attached with viruses and spyware because their computer got infected. ...

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