Posts Tagged ‘security’

How to Safeguard Yourself from Phishing Attacks

Technology has made having access to your personal accounts and information easier than ever before. We receive messages and notifications on our devices regarding transactions, messages, and even when our friends share or comment on our social media accounts. These messages are very convenient and have allowed us to stay connected at all times, but also make us more vulnerable to cyber attacks such as phishing. If you have never heard of a phishing attack, there are several things you should be aware of in order to help safeguard yourself from a phishing attack. What is phishing? Phishing is a…

Automatic Maintenance for Your PC

Automatic Maintenance for Your PC

As with our lives, routine maintenance and cleanup is important for the health of your PC. Thankfully automatic maintenance for your PC is built into your Windows platform with a few customizable settings to make them convenient. Automatic Maintenance for your PC Your computer’s software updates, security updates, virus and malware scans, disk optimization and other diagnostics are currently set by default to run at 2 AM if you have Windows 8 or 10. You can manage this tool in Control Panel > System and Security > Security and Maintenance or just search for it by typing it into the…

Why Over-sharing on Social Media Can Be a Security Risk

Social media can be a great way to stay in touch with your family and friends. With millions of users online, it is a great way to follow the activities of your loved ones or attract new friends by connecting online. But over-sharing your personal information and not taking precautions to safeguard your privacy can be a be a big security risk. Here are some ways sharing on social media can be a major security risk. Your identity could be stolen. Since many social media websites allow users to share personal information about their birthdays, family members, places they have…

Have a Backup for Two-Factor Authentication

Backup for Two Factor Authentication

Security for your accounts has become more advanced as hackers have become more creative. Unfortunately, with each new advancement comes new problems. Two-factor authentication is a security feature that most accounts give you the option for. It’s a combination of something you know (a password or passcode), and usually a secondary device that you have (typically your smartphone.) What happens when you lose your phone? You need to have a backup for two-factor authentication. Why You Need a Backup for Two-Factor Authentication (“2FA”) A perfect example of why you need a backup for two-factor authentication would be losing your smart…