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Social media savvy: keep your digital life safe

Social media has become a giant hangout for billions of people worldwide. It’s a great way to connect with friends and family, but just like any public place, there can be some shady characters lurking around. Here’s how to stay safe and secure on your favorite social media platforms: Beware of Phishing Scams (They’re Not […]

Spring clean your PC: 3 easy ways to boost speed and security

Just like your home, your computer can benefit from a good spring cleaning! Here are 3 easy ways to refresh your PC and keep it running smoothly and securely: 1. Fight the Filth: Remove Viruses and Malware Think of your computer like a fortress. Viruses and malware are like invaders trying to steal your information […]

Don’t fall for it – spotting sneaky tech support scams

Ever been working on your computer when a scary pop-up message screams about viruses? Or gotten a call from someone claiming to be from a big tech company, saying your computer’s about to explode? These are tech support scams, and they target people just like you. Here’s how to spot them and avoid getting tricked: […]

The VPN crash course: What are they, and how do they work?

You may have heard that using a virtual private network (VPN) is much safer than browsing unprotected on public networks, and it is. But, do you understand what exactly VPNs are, and why people choose to use them? Before we get into what makes VPNs the safer option for consumers, let’s talk about what they […]

Should you be concerned about AI chatbots?

The recent flourishing of artificial intelligence (AI) tools and chatbots can mean different things to different people. Some use them as learning tools, asking questions about scientific and historical topics. Others give instructions to write lyrics or make up stories. Still more use them to write papers. But a student plagiarizing a paper is harmless […]

How to protect your mobile device from malware

Mobile devices have gradually surpassed PCs as the primary computing platforms for many consumers. The gap between the two didn’t even start to narrow until 2010, a few years after the first major smartphone – the original iPhone – hit the market. This growing reliance on phones and tablets means that malware has increasingly targeted […]