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  • How Public School Websites Capture Student Data and Ways to Stop It

    How Public School Websites Capture Student Data and Ways to Stop It

    A large part of protecting data is minimizing who has access to it. You might already know that when we visit websites it contains tracking software, which uses scripts to embed computer code onto your browser. In turn, it’s like your digital shadow, following you around the internet. The same applies to public school websites, […]

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    Ways to Protect Your Data When Using Facebook

    3 Ways to Protect Your Data When Using Facebook

    Despite the love/hate relationship many people have with it, Facebook offers some benefits that people find appealing. Even after discovering the social media giant was harvesting personal data and selling it (not cool) it’s still a platform people use to connect with others. So, if you plan to continue using it, here are some Facebook […]

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    Email Encryption: Learn How to Protect Your Emails

    Email Encryption: Learn How to Protect Your Emails

    Email is a convenient portal to communicate with colleagues, friends, and loves ones. Yet, it can also be an unprotected one. If you don’t have email encryption, it’s akin to sending a letter through the mail without an envelope, meaning anyone can read its contents. In most instances, this might seem harmless. After all, if […]

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    Shrug Ransomware Contains Ways to Unlock Your Files

    Shrug Ransomware Contains Ways to Unlock Your Files

    The key behind ransomware is to influence your behavior so you’ll comply with their demands. On the surface, the Shrug ransomware is no different in this regard. However, those who developed the ransomware have left the keys available for you to unlock your files. Further Details on Shrug Ransomware It works by using drive-by attacks, […]

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    New GandCrab Ransomware Variant Encrypts Files Super Fast

    GandCrab emerged onto the scene back in January. And similar to many ransomware programs, it underwent some changes. Now, there are new wrinkles that promise to challenge even the most vigilant observers. How Does GandCrab Ransomware Work? GandCrab is a different cat altogether. Normally, ransomware infects devices via spam email. This is where you’ll receive […]

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    WannaCry Ransomware Demands Payment Before Data Encryption

    WannaCry Ransomware Demands Payment Before Data Encryption

    Thieves are great at employing sophisticated techniques to steal data. One of the ways they do this is through WannaCry ransomware, where once a device is infected, you won’t have access to your files. Instead, you’ll receive a ransom, demanding payment. Once you make the payment, you are supposed to receive access to your files. […]

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    Wi-Fi Security: How Safe is Your Connection? Here’s How to Secure it

    Wi-Fi Security: How Safe is Your Connection? Here’s How to Secure it

    Your home’s Wi-Fi router is the portal by which you access the internet. And when you view it from this perspective, you can see how integral it is to have Wi-Fi security standards in place to protect your incoming and outgoing data. However, when many think of security, we think of our connected devices, not […]

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    Infected Devices: Signs Your Phone Might Have Malware

    Infected Devices: Signs Your Phone Might Have Malware

    Our smartphones have become our digital assistants, which allow us to do everything from social media to banking on the go. And while this has proven to be incredibly convenient, it does leave us at risk if we’re not careful. Here are some signs you might have an infected device. Ads Go Haywire You’re browsing […]

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    Here’s How to Deactivate Your iPhone’s Significant Locations Feature

    Here’s How to Deactivate Your iPhone’s Significant Locations Feature

    It turns out your favorite digital appendage could also be your shadow, keeping logs of your favorite places. While it isn’t super creepy, okay, it might be a little, it’s a feature on your iPhone called Significant Locations, and it keeps tabs on where you visit. What is the Significant Locations Feature on the iPhone? […]

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