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Is that website safe and secure?

Is that website safe and secure?

Find out some simple ways to determine if the websites you visit are the real deal.

It's fun and convenient to use the internet to look things up and conduct business, but all websites are not created equal. Find out how to steer clear of sites that are not secure.

Wednesday, March 14, 2018/Ken Charvoz| Profile/Number of views (4227)/Comments (0)/
Want more protection for your email and Facebook accounts?

Want more protection for your email and Facebook accounts?

Two factor authentication adds an essential layer of security

Two Factor Authentication is an effective way to prevent criminals from taking control of your email and other accounts. 

Tuesday, October 17, 2017/Amy VanDeVelde| Profile/Number of views (5724)/Comments (0)/

WannaCry ransomware. What you need to know to protect yourself.

WannaCry may be the most vicious ransomware attack yet. You can avoid this cybercrime by taking these steps.

Last week, the so-called WannaCry ransomware virus began infecting computers. It quickly spread across the globe and disrupted critical networks.  WannaCry may be the biggest, and most expensive, worldwide ransomware attack to date. Here is how to protect yourself.
Wednesday, May 17, 2017/Ken Charvoz| Profile/Number of views (7290)/Comments (0)/

SMiShing: Silly name, real threat.

A new scam is delivered via text message, and it is convincing.

Cybercriminals are using text messages to attack cell phones and deceive people into giving up financial information. Learn how to protect yourself from this sophisticated attack.

Wednesday, May 03, 2017/Ken Charvoz| Profile/Number of views (6614)/Comments (0)/
The Google phishing scam that is fooling the experts

The Google phishing scam that is fooling the experts

There is a new scam that is fooling even tech-savvy users into a malicious and dangerous trap.

A new scam is fooling even experienced users into divulging their Google login info. The scam uses sophisticated techniques to trick the brain—by using an advanced URL trick. See how it works and spread the word. This trap is worse than most!

Friday, January 20, 2017/Ken Charvoz| Profile/Number of views (9340)/Comments (0)/
It's probably time to delete that Yahoo account

It's probably time to delete that Yahoo account

A long history of hacks have exposed Yahoo users to more than their share of privacy exposures

A long history of hacks have exposed Yahoo users to more than their share of privacy exposures. After more than a billion accounts have been compromised, is it safe to trust Yahoo in the future? Learn how to backup and save your data, then delete your Yahoo account.

Thursday, January 12, 2017/Ken Charvoz| Profile/Number of views (14404)/Comments (0)/

Unlock your Windows 10 device with a PIN - It’s safer (and easier) than a password

Using a PIN can prevent access to your sensitive account in case of theft or loss of a device!

Thursday, July 14, 2016/Ken Charvoz| Profile/Number of views (11629)/Comments (0)/
Microsoft is banning easy to guess passwords

Microsoft is banning easy to guess passwords

We won't stop using passwords that make it easy for hackers, so Microsoft is taking action and banning them

When it comes to passwords, we can be our own worst enemy. Remembering a different cryptic password for every site is difficult and confusing. Here’s how to set strong passwords.

Wednesday, June 29, 2016/Ken Charvoz| Profile/Number of views (12967)/Comments (0)/

Your default Windows user account is the single biggest threat to your computer

Hackers rely on users logging on with an admin-level account to install viruses and malware

Default user accounts in Windows have administrative-level access. That's fine, it's quite necessary. It is also the number one reason that hackers can compromise Windows computers, installing malware and viruses. Here's how to create alternative accounts and strengthen your personal security.

Wednesday, June 22, 2016/Ken Charvoz| Profile/Number of views (10823)/Comments (0)/
Are you cyber secure?

Are you cyber secure?

Six easy ways to protect yourself online

Elder protection experts Curtis Bailey and Art Maines offer some basic ways to keep hackers from wreaking havoc on your security.
Thursday, October 22, 2015/Guest Author| Profile/Number of views (15224)/Comments (0)/
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Microsoft issues emergency update to address critical security flaw

Microsoft issues emergency update to address critical security flaw

Security risk extends to all current versions of Windows and could allow remote takeover of your computer

Microsoft has released an update to fix a newly discovered security flaw that could allow “remote code execution” of a computer. The flaw is exploited through documents or webpages with embedded OpenType fonts and was considered critical enough for Microsoft to issue an immediate out-of-cycle patch. All current versions of Windows are affected including Windows Vista, Windows 7, and Windows 8 and 8.1.

Monday, July 20, 2015/Ken Charvoz| Profile/Number of views (15579)/Comments (0)/
Protecting Ourselves From Fraud

Protecting Ourselves From Fraud

Keeping track of sensitive financial information is the best safeguard

There are some easy ways to reduce your chances of being a victim of fraud.
Wednesday, March 04, 2015/Anne Heinrich| Profile/Number of views (11546)/Comments (0)/
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Easy to remember, hard to crack

Here's another way to create a secure password that might not drive you insane

Incomprehensible passwords with numbers, capital letters, and characters like the asterisk are secure but maddening to remember. They are also time consuming to type on mobile devices. But security specialists are promoting another type of password option that might be a little bit more to your liking – long and readable. They just can’t make sense.
Tuesday, April 29, 2014/Ken Charvoz| Profile/Number of views (13221)/Comments (0)/

Huge security flaw found in Internet Explorer

Newly discovered vulnerability could allow hackers complete access to your PC

Microsoft revealed the existence of a major security vulnerability in in Internet Explorer over the weekend. This is of special concern to users that still haven’t upgraded from Windows XP, as there will be no patch forthcoming.
Tuesday, April 29, 2014/Ken Charvoz| Profile/Number of views (10394)/Comments (0)/

Heartbleed averted

OASIS not vulnerable, member records safe

OASIS summer classes start soon and class registration is just around the corner. By now you’ve most likely heard of the new online security bug called “Heartbleed.” Whether you register in person or do so online, you can rest assured that your information is safe with OASIS, as we were not impacted by this bug.
Tuesday, April 22, 2014/Ron Wisdom| Profile/Number of views (8026)/Comments (0)/
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