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How secure is your online activity?

In recognition of Cyber Security Month, it’s important for us all to evaluate our online activity to make sure that our personal and financial information and identities, in general, are protected. The article linked below provides some great tips to do just that, including: Use complex passwords that contain numbers, symbols, and text Think twice

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The threat of mobile malware

For now, malware issues are fairly rare on smartphones. A recent infection, which was one of the largest, thus far, affected 20,000 to 40,000 smartphones. It’s growing, however, to the tune of 197% from 2012 to 2013. So, how can you protect your phone? Practicing basic “security hygiene” goes a long way. Create good, strong

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Microsoft unveils Sway

Microsoft recently introduced Sway, the first new Microsoft Office program in a decade. Sway offers users the ability to instantly create presentations that are accessible on any browser and device. Microsoft’s taking an interesting approach to marketing Sway. They’re primarily targeting the more than 1 billion people worldwide who have smartphones but not computers. Currently,

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The battle for default encryption

The ACLU’s Christopher Soghoian has been leading a charge for companies to add another level of encryption to their websites by adding one letter – “s” – turning “HTTP” into “HTTPS” in their web addresses. This might not sound like much, but an encrypted site, essential practice for highly sensitive online transactions, such as retail

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