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Don’t leave your digital doors unlocked

Just like you lock your house, you should lock your phone and tablet to keep your personal information safe. Here’s why a strong passcode or fingerprint scan is your digital security guard: Strong Passwords: The Key to Security The lock on your device is only as strong as your password. Here are some tips for […]

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 […]

Social media savvy: tweak those privacy settings

Scrolling through endless feeds on Facebook and Twitter? Those platforms hide secret tools to boost your privacy. Don’t settle for default settings – unlock the power of customization. Imagine your profile as a castle. Default settings leave the gates wide open. But with a few clicks, you can: You control your social media experience. Don’t […]

Instagram – public or private – time to choose

Loving life on Instagram, but tired of spammy messages and suspicious comments? It’s time to reclaim your peace of mind with a private account. Think of it as a velvet rope for your digital life, letting in only those you approve. Why go private? Spam be gone! Instagram, with its open doors, can attract unwanted […]

A quick guide to hard drive encryption

Imagine your laptop vanishing into thin air. Panic sets in, right? But what if your precious files were locked away in a digital vault, unreadable to anyone who snagged your device? That’s the power of hard drive encryption, and it’s easier to use than you think. Mac: FileVault – Your Data Guardian For Mac users, […]