Digital Technology

Secure Your Baby Monitors

Video monitors are becoming increasingly popular among parents who want to keep a close watch on their children. Some video monitors connect directly to a paired monitor, while others have the ability to connect with a smartphone via WiFi. While convenient, video monitors pose similar security risks as most Internet of Things devices, including a stranger being able to see and communicate with your child(ren)!

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Secure Your Life on the IoT

The Internet of Things (IoT) is a growing trend of connecting traditionally non-digital items (“things” like thermostats) to the Internet so that you can monitor and control them remotely. While it’s a quick and easy solution to monitor your “things” from something like a smartphone app, there are also security features that you need to research prior to investing in any Internet-enabled device.

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Hacked By GeNErAL

For the 13th year, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and the National Cyber Security Alliance has dedicated October to making sure that Americans have the tools and information they need to keep themselves safe on the Internet. Each week during the month will build on the previous week’s content and support the ongoing efforts of the STOP. THINK. CONNECT. campaign.

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The Art of Social Engineering

Hacking into your home computer or breaking into a safe takes a lot of skill on the part of the thief. But thieves have found an easier way to get information that they could use to answer security questions to your account logins, or open your garage door (if you use a number combination like your birthday.)

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Keep Your Computer Screen Private

Whether you travel for work or have screen time in an open environment, you may feel extra cautious about blocking what others can see. And with good reason! Protecting your computer and identity online is a critical part of securing your wealth and well-being.

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50 Billion Devices Will Be Online by 2020

The Internet of Things (IoT) describes the technological trend of connecting traditionally non-digital items (“things” like: refrigerators, clothing, etc.) to the Internet so that you can monitor and control them remotely. Sounds convenient, right?

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Your Computer Could Be Held for Ransom

Unfortunately, this one is as terrible as it sounds. Ransomware is when scammers gain access to your computer and lock it (and all of your files) down completely unless you pay for an encryption key. Worse yet, according to Identity Theft Expert, John Sileo, scammers may not hold up their end of the deal if a ransom is paid.

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Invest in Your Computer to Protect Your Privacy

Protecting your computer and identity online is a critical part of securing your wealth and well-being. One of the best ways to reduce your risk of identity theft online is with up-to-date anti-virus software. This can stop criminals trying to hack into your computer to steal your personal information and monitor your web browsing activities.

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