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Shred your secrets: keeping your trash tight-lipped

We all have those documents with personal information we don’t want floating around – old bank statements, credit card offers, or anything with your social security number. But simply tossing them in the trash isn’t enough! Identity thieves can rummage through your garbage looking for these scraps. That’s where a paper shredder comes in! Think […]

Public computers – great for browsing, not banking

Public computers at libraries, schools, or cafes are handy for checking the web or working on projects. But hold on! These machines might not be the best place for sensitive online activities like banking or shopping. Here’s why: What can you do safely on public computers? When it comes to online security, it’s better to […]

Social media savvy–sharing safely in a digital world

Social media is a fantastic way to connect with friends and family, but it’s important to be mindful of what you share online. Just like leaving your house unlocked, oversharing personal information can leave you vulnerable. Here’s how to be a social media smartie and keep your information private: What kind of information should you […]

Think before you share: keeping your personal life private online

We’ve all gotten excited and wanted to share something online but hold on a sec! The internet is like a giant digital scrapbook, and once something’s out there, it can be hard to erase. Here’s how to be a smart sharer and keep your personal life, well, personal: Imagine the internet as your neighborhood: You […]

Sharing your Mac – set up a safe guest account

Sharing your Mac with a friend or family member? Don’t worry, tech hero You can set up a Guest account to keep your personal space separate. Imagine your Mac as a tidy room. A Guest account is like giving someone a temporary pass to use the guest room, not your entire space. Here’s how to […]

Banking on the go? Beware of public Wi-Fi

Ever check your bank balance on a coffee shop Wi-Fi? Hold on, that might not be the best idea! Let’s talk secure connections for online banking and shopping. Think of your online info like cash – you wouldn’t hand it out just anywhere, right? Public Wi-Fi can be risky, like leaving your wallet on a […]