How Can You Use Email Attachments Safely?

Let’s talk about using Caution with Email Attachments. While email attachments are a popular and convenient way to send documents, they are also one of the most common sources of viruses.  Use caution when opening attachments, even if they appear to have been sent by someone you know. Why can email attachments be dangerous? Some […]

How Can You Use USB Drives Safely?

USB drives are popular for storing and transporting data, but some of the characteristics that make them convenient also introduce security risks. What security risks are associated with USB drives? Because USB drives, sometimes known as thumb drives, are small, readily available, inexpensive, and extremely portable, they are popular for storing and transporting files from […]

How Can You Use Your Web Browser Safely?

Let’s take a minute to talk about better understanding Your Computer, specifically Web Browsers. Web browsers allow you to navigate the internet.  There are a variety of options available, so you can choose the one that best suits your needs. How do web browsers work? A web browser is an application that finds and displays […]

How Can You Use Instant Messaging and Chat Rooms Safely?

Let’s talk about Using Instant Messaging and Chat Rooms Safely. Instant messaging and chat rooms offer an easy way to communicate with other people. That said, there are dangers associated with tools that allow real-time communication. What are the differences between some of the tools used for real-time communication? Instant messaging or IM is often […]

Is Snapchat secured privacy-wise?

Let’s talk a little bit about company privacy in general first… Companies store a ton of data. You know this. Everyone knows this. But we’re not always happy about the kinds of data they store. We rightfully get pretty touchy when we hear our address, credit card number, mental health inquiries, or private conversations are just hanging out […]

How do I protect my privacy online?

Buckle in. Let’s talk about protecting your privacy online. Before submitting your email address or other personal information online, you need to be sure that the privacy of that information will be protected. To protect your identity and prevent an attacker from easily accessing additional information about you, be cautious about providing your birth date, […]