Secure your Mac before discarding it

Secure your Mac before discarding it

Well over half of Americans save account passwords to an application or web browser, and at least as many also store private documents on their computers. That’s fine for people who take active measures to protect their data, but if you give away a computer, you surrender all control. Make sure to follow these steps […]

Turn off Windows 10’s invasive settings

Turn off Windows 10’s invasive settings

Windows 10 is slowly becoming the operating system of choice because of its improvements over past versions. But it isn’t perfect, as many users have complained about its intrusive default privacy settings. Reclaim your privacy with these tips on disabling its nosy settings. Turn personalized advertising off For those unaware, Windows 10 assigns each user […]

Autocomplete password risks

Autocomplete password risks

Advertisements and “helpful” suggestions based on your internet browsing habits can be troubling. But what’s even more alarming is that hackers have found another way of tracking you via seemingly harmless autocomplete passwords. Here’s what you need to know. Why auto-fill passwords are so dangerous As of December 2018, there are 4.1 billion internet users […]

Why you need a VPN and how to choose one

Why you need a VPN and how to choose one

Back in the day, simple antivirus software was all you needed to stay safe from security threats. Nowadays, it takes more than that to protect your online privacy. Whether you’re sending emails or chatting up a friend online, chances are your Wi-Fi connection can be intercepted. This is why you need a virtual private network […]

Leave no room for hackers to operate

Leave no room for hackers to operate

For most people, social media is a convenient way to stay in touch with family and friends. For a small group of people, it’s an opportunity to profit off other people’s trust. Here are some things you can do to continue enjoying Facebook and Twitter without compromising your privacy. Lockscreens exist for a reason Make […]

Social Media and HIPAA Compliance

Social Media and HIPAA Compliance

Before Social Media platforms like Facebook went live, HIPAA was established to protect the privacy of medical providers and their patients. And although there are no specific rules for Social Media use, every healthcare organization must implement security protocols that adhere to privacy policies. On April 14, 2003, the “Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act” […]

Microsoft rolls out flashy Windows update

Microsoft rolls out flashy Windows update

The Spring Creators Update for Windows 10 will begin rolling out soon, and unlike its predecessors, this one can be installed in under half an hour. It also comes with some noteworthy new features. Let’s take a tour of the most useful additions for small businesses. Timeline Replacing the Task Viewer icon that sits along […]

Protect your Facebook data with these 3 steps

Protect your Facebook data with these 3 steps

Facebook users woke up to a nightmare when they heard that the social media giant and associated app developers were selling their sensitive data to companies, like Cambridge Analytica, without their consent. So if you’re concerned about being one of the 50 million users whose data have already been sold, you should check out the […]