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Posts by Rhiannon

Privacy Tip of the Week: Buy a New Router

June 11, 2022

Privacy Tip of the Week: Buy a New Router

If you’re using wi-fi to read this article, it was probably made possible by a router. A router takes a wired internet connection – such as may be provided to a computer via an ethernet cable – and makes it available wirelessly. This allows devices like phones, tablets, laptops, and smart devices like home assistants, […] Read more
6 Expert Tips to Avoid Getting Hacked in the Year 2019

May 25, 2022

Expert Tips to Avoid Getting Hacked in the Year 2022

By October 2021, more hacks had already occurred than had taken place in the entirety of the year before. As fast as software is developed to protect user data, software is developed to breach it. Hacks take place approximately every 39 seconds and an estimated one in three Americans will be affected by a major […] Read more
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May 15, 2022

Privacy Tip of the Week: Use a Password Manager

Passwords are the gatekeepers of our lives. They protect our devices, social media, and other personal information from prying eyes. However, with so many different accounts requiring passwords, it can be a hassle to remember them all (if not an impossibility). Because of that, many people choose to use the same password for everything, which […] Read more
5 Ways Your Company Can Benefit From Using a VPN Service in 2019

May 8, 2022

5 Ways Your Company Can Benefit From Using a VPN Service in 2022

A VPN, or “virtual private network” is a security technology that allows a person to safely browse the web without fearing for their privacy. VPNs add a layer of encryption to your devices that keeps your data hidden from prying eyes. They can also make it look as if you’re using the internet from an […] Read more
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April 24, 2022

What to Look For in Secure Message Apps

Two hundred years ago, we sent messages by written letter. Then we moved to the telegraph, followed soon after by the telephone. When we invented the internet, communication was revolutionized once more. We were able to send messages instantly around the world in the form of email, and texting came in short order. Now, the […] Read more
Keep personal photos private

April 14, 2022

Privacy Tip of the Week: Keep Personal Photos Private

Thirty years ago, the idea of always having a camera in our pockets was unthinkable. But today, we’re living in the age of the selfie. There are more than 2.7 billion smartphone users worldwide, or one out of every three people. For every square mile of habitable land on earth, there’s approximately 110 smartphones in […] Read more
Privacy Tip of the Week: Using Multiple Web Browsers to Protect Privacy

March 29, 2022

Privacy Tip of the Week: Using Multiple Web Browsers to Protect Privacy

Web browsers are your portal to the internet. They allow you to access and search the world of online information, stay connected with people halfway around the globe, work from anywhere, and more. Most people use one or two browsers for everything they do online, especially because the devices we buy come with browsers pre-installed. […] Read more
What you should know before searching your name online

March 18, 2022

What You Should Know Before Searching Your Name Online: 9 Privacy Tips

Searching your name online is for the very famous, or the very vain, right? Wrong. What most people don’t know is that it’s a good idea to search for your name online every once in a while. Other people almost certainly do. The internet has become a powerful tool to find out private details about […] Read more
Privacy Tip of the Week: Remove Yourself From Email Lists

February 20, 2022

Privacy Tip of the Week: Remove Yourself From Email Lists

You’re probably on an email – or subscriber – list, even if you don’t know it. They’re used by businesses, blogs, forums, and more, as a method of reaching a massive audience with a single message. The people on email lists may receive coupons, news, discussion summaries, etc. While some of this may be helpful, […] Read more
Computer hacking

February 7, 2022

Hacker’s Game: 10 Things Hollywood Got Wrong About Computer Hacking

We’ve all seen it in the movies: a hacker hunches over his computer in a darkened room. He’s wearing a dark sweater with the hood pulled up; there’s often a can of Red Bull nearby. And suddenly, the heroes of the film realize they’re being hacked and they deploy their own computer expert to desperately […] Read more