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Phone number hijacked – not on my watch

Remember that time a celebrity’s Twitter got hacked? It might have involved something called “SIM hijacking,” a sneaky trick that can steal your phone number and wreak havoc on your online accounts. Here’s the 411 on SIM hijacking and how to protect yourself: By staying informed and taking action, you can keep your phone number […]

Out-of-office replies: keep it short, sweet, and secure

Heading out for a well-deserved break? Setting an out-of-office reply is a must. But wait, before you hit send, think security. Don’t turn your vacation into a target. Imagine your reply as a postcard – friendly, informative, but not revealing too much. Here’s what to keep out: So, what should you include? Remember: Out-of-office replies […]

Charging on the Go? Be wary of public charging stations

We live in a world fueled by smartphones, tablets, and all sorts of techy companions. The constant need for juice can be a real headache, especially when we’re out and about. That’s where public charging stations come in, beckoning with their promise of a power boost. But wait! Before you blindly plug in, let’s talk […]

Avoid public Wi-Fi networks without passwords

Passwords prevent unauthorized access to wireless networks. If you see a public Wi-Fi network without a password, don’t join it unless you have no other choice and have a VPN to encrypt your connection. Public Wi-Fi networks can be dangerous. Cybercriminals can use them to steal your data or infect your device with malware. If […]

Beware of public charging stations and ports

Airports, buses, and other places may have public USB ports you can use to charge your devices. But it’s best to avoid them unless you really need to recharge. Public charging ports could be used to spy on you or infect your device with malware. Here are some tips for staying safe when charging your […]

Use dark mode to preserve battery

Lots of smartphone users switch their display to dark mode because they find it easier on the eyes. But, it can conserve your battery life, too. Organic light-emitting diode (OLED) devices use individual light-emitting diodes to light the screen, which means that less electricity is used in dark mode because fewer bulbs are at work. […]