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Backup regularly to reduce the risk of ransomware

Ransomware is one of the most dangerous cybersecurity threats because its damage is so hard to roll back; you end up having to choose between paying a ransom that won’t even guarantee safe return of your data, or possibly losing that information forever. Local or cloud-based backup can help by giving you full, restorable copies […]

Cybersecurity tips for when you’re traveling

You’ve got your bags packed and plane tickets in hand. You feel all set and ready for your big trip, so make one last check to see if you forgot anything. At this juncture, it’s important to think about whether you’re leaving home without having set up some crucial defenses against malware, identity theft and […]

Use an Apple Watch to authenticate with a Mac

Apple Watches are increasingly popular accessories for purposes like fitness tracking, but they can also help with cybersecurity. You can unlock a Mac with an Apple Watch that’s powered on and currently on your wrist, as long as you’ve configured it in your Mac’s System Preferences. Doing so has the added benefit of requiring you […]

3 common misconceptions about cybersecurity

Cyberattacks make headlines all the time – and so do the sinister-sounding groups that carry them out. With names like Lizard Squad, ShadowCrew and Deadeye Jackal, these criminal collectives project an air of secrecy and authority that makes us assume they’re all evil geniuses. In fact, however, that’s not the case. “It’s not that hackers are […]