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Travel tips for staying safe on public Wi-Fi

Tue May 30, 2017 by Brian Cody

Travel used to be about getting away from it all — your phone, mail, work. Now mobile devices and public Wi-Fi keep us connected while we’re away from home. But that doesn’t mean it’s safe to use public Wi-Fi hotspots during your trip. In fact, using unsecured free public Wi-Fi anywhere is extremely dangerous to your information and your identity.

Posted in online safety tips , online security and online threats

"WannaCry" Ransomware: How to stay protected

Tue May 16, 2017 by Brian Cody

Late last week, reports emerged of a variant of ransomware known as “WannaCry” began infecting around 90,000 Windows computers, and was spotted in about 70 countries.

A well-known form of malware, ransomware ruthlessly holds a computers data for ransom via encryption. If the user doesn’t pay the cybercriminal a certain amount of money within a certain frame of time, their data will be lost forever.

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Have you backed up your data recently?

Mon May 15, 2017 by Brian Cody

Phones break, tablets get stolen, laptops get taken over by viruses that corrupt files and computers just die a natural death.  No matter how fancy or pricey your equipment is, there are some elements that are bound to overpower it. What have you lost? Data? Money? Memories? Is there a price tag you put on what was lost?

As a part of good cyber habits, make backing up an important part of your digital life. Here are a few top reasons why backing up your devices is one of the most important things one can do to live a safe digital life:

Posted in family security , online safety and online security

Want to safeguard your college life and enjoy the best student experience?

Mon May 15, 2017 by Brian Cody

Student life is one of the defining events in our lives. No matter if studying at home or abroad it’s a time to experience life changing moments navigating new waters filled with hectic college schedules. We form new relationships and make a whole lot of serious decisions both in the real and digital world that will shape our future careers.

Posted in online security , online threats and optimise your device

Is Free Public Wi-Fi as Safe as You Think?

Fri May 12, 2017 by Brian Cody

Everybody has done it. At least once, but probably a lot more. Maybe daily. Maybe even hourly. But just because everybody else is connecting to the Internet via free public Wi-Fi doesn’t mean you should, too.

Posted in online safety , online security and online threats

The personal information you think is private may not be

From cybercriminals hacking into Wi-Fi connections and devices, your personal information could be exposed or worse, end up for sale on the dark web.

Norton 360 Deluxe and Norton 360 Premium now include a NEW feature Dark Web Monitoring§ Powered by LifeLock™

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§** Dark Web Monitoring is only available to German or UK residents. It defaults to monitoring your email address and begins immediately. Please sign in to your account to enter additional information for monitoring purposes..

No one can prevent all cybercrime or identity theft.

The Norton and LifeLock brands are part of NortonLifeLock Inc. LifeLock identity theft protection is not available in all countries.

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