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What is Bloatware?

What is Bloatware?

Preinstalled and unwelcome. Bloatware is unwanted software installed on your digital device; slowing it down, reducing battery life, consuming space and just destabilizing it.

What is Shoulder Surfing?

What is Shoulder Surfing?

Shoulder surfing is a form of social engineering that enables cybercriminals to gather information just by looking over their victims’ shoulders. The aim of shoulder surfing is to obtain personal data, such as usernames, passwords or personal identification numbers (PINs), bank account numbers or credit card numbers.

What is Catfishing?

What is Catfishing?

Catfishing is a deceptive technique individuals or criminal entities use to create a fictional personas or fake identities online and use them to scam unwitting victims.

Piggybacking in Plain English: 6 Ways to Keep Your Neighbors from Stealing Your Wi-Fi

Piggybacking in Plain English: 6 Ways to Keep Your Neighbors from Stealing Your Wi-Fi

Stopping piggybacking all boils down to vigilance and protecting your Wi-Fi with a good VPN, antivirus software, firewall, and security patches.

Why should you use a Password Manager?

Why should you use a Password Manager?

How many passwords do you have? Did you know the average Internet user has 100 passwords. That's a lot of passwords to remember on a daily basis. How do manage all those password effectively - a password manager.

What is a Computer Worm?

What is a Computer Worm?

A computer worm is not a cute, squiggly little creature. It is an evil, malicious piece of software destined to wreak chaos and disaster on many devices.

A Step-by-Step Process for Creating an SMB Cybersecurity Plan

A Step-by-Step Process for Creating an SMB Cybersecurity Plan

Failing to plan is a plan to fail. The vulnerability of your small business's digital infrastructure is dramatically increased without a sound cyber security plan. Business plans help achieve desirable outcomes. You don't want to be a cyber attack victim, so build a plan.

Is Cyber Security Awareness Training Critical for SMBs?

Is Cyber Security Awareness Training Critical for SMBs?

You might think that cyber security awareness training is not for small businesses. You might also think that the bad guys are more interested in bigger companies. You probably should read this because you would be wrong on both counts. 

What is AD tracking?

What is AD tracking?

Digital and online ad tracking is the process of gathering data and insights about the performance of online advertising campaigns. Digital systems use methods like cookies, unique tracking URLs, tracking pixels, and other tools

What is a Potentially Unwanted Program (PUP)?

What is a Potentially Unwanted Program (PUP)?

PUPs refer to programs, applications and other software downloaded onto computers or mobile devices that may have an adverse impact on user privacy or security. The term “potentially unwanted program” was coined by McAfee to distinguish the program from malware.

How to protect yourself from identity theft

How to protect yourself from identity theft

Identity fraud is all over. Almost every day, we see news reports describing new techniques for crooks to steal your personal information, as well as warnings about big data breaches that expose your sensitive data to hackers on the Dark Web. 

What to Do if You’ve Fallen Victim to a Phishing Attack

What to Do if You’ve Fallen Victim to a Phishing Attack

Cybercriminals target phishing scam attempts on fatigued workers in the hopes of catching them off guard with an attention-getting email. They also launch phishing schemes against unsuspecting individual users by using fear and intimidation. And it sometimes works.