Tips for preventing 'ransomware' attacks

Tips for preventing ‘ransomware’ attacks

A ransomware attack can encrypt data or lock you completely out of your device. It can also be used as a form of blackmail or extortion if the hacker finds ...

TikTok Adds Parental Controls and Disables Direct Messaging for Users Under 16

TikTok Adds Parental Controls and Disables Direct Messaging for Users Under 16

TikTok, the popular app that allows users to share short (typically 15 second) videos announced Family Pairing to give parents greater control over their teen's safety setting ...
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How to Keep 'Zoombombers' from Disrupting your Online Meetings or Classes

As you may have heard, several school districts, including New York City, are banning the use of Zoom video conferencing because of security and privacy concerns ...
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COVID-19

Avoiding Financial Fraud During Covid-19

ConnectSafely's CEO Larry Magid speaks with US Secret Service Special Agent in Charge Tom Edwards and Visa VP Lori Hodges about why financial fraud is expected to increase in the ...
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Prepare Now in Case You Need Remote Tech Support During Coronavirus Crisis

If you’re like most people, you probably have occasional problems with your PC, Mac or other devices. And while some people have the technical skills to solve these problems themselves, ...
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teenagers

Parent’s Guide to Instagram

Instagram is a social media app used by more than one billion people around the world to share photos, videos and messages ...
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Data Refute President's Linkage Between Violent Videogames & Mass Shootings

Data Refute President’s Linkage Between Violent Videogames & Mass Shootings

In his address to the nation following a weekend of two mass shootings, President Trump made a reference to violent video games, suggesting that these games may have something to ...
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FaceApp Requires Caution, Not Fear

FaceApp Requires Caution, Not Fear

There are four lessons when it comes to FaceApp. Read on for advice about staying safe on the popular app ...
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Safety and Privacy of Smart Displays and Speakers at Home and in the Classroom

Safety and Privacy of Smart Displays and Speakers at Home and in the Classroom

We discuss our use of the Facebook Portal as well as other smart displays and speakers that they have tested. There are privacy and safety implications, but they can be ...
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Google Password Checkup Helps Make Sure You Have Secure and Unique Passwords

Google Password Checkup Helps Make Sure You Have Secure and Unique Passwords

Weak or compromised passwords are among the biggest threats to online security and privacy. Once cyber criminals get hold of your password, they can not only use it to break ...
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