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Take advantage of cardless ATMs

ATMs have long been targets of sophisticated cyberattacks designed to steal PINs or extract data from old-fashioned magnetic stripe cards. Luckily, there’s an increasingly common way to avoid giving away so much info when trying to withdraw or deposit cash – cardless ATMs. Some banks allow you to login in to one using your phone, […]

5 password mistakes many people make

Proper password creation and protection are by far the most important parts of personal cyber security. A hacker with access to your login credentials can pretty much steal your online identity. In fact, the Verizon 2016 Data Breach Investigations Report found that 63 percent of observed hacks originated from poor password control. So, what kinds […]

Why virus protection alone is not enough

Fact: Virus protection is helpful in staving off cyberattacks. Myth: It is the only tool you need for safe computing. Pretty much everyone who uses the Internet is bound to encounter one of those online ads that promises to defend your entire computer. The ad begins with some variation on the idea that “your computer isn’t safe,” […]

Digital Dragon – Enter the Chinese Cyber Army

The Cold War ended, the Berlin Wall fell and no longer nuclear submarines prowl the waters of the oceans waiting to rain down nuclear Armageddon on our planet, or so they tell us. However, a new Cold War is unfolding in real and its consequences can be disastrous. This is a conflict between the rising […]