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Mobile scanning apps can save you time while you’re on the road

Scanning applications for smartphones use the device’s camera to scan the physical copy and convert it to a PDF file you can send via email or a messaging app or save to your cloud. They also adjust and enhance the image. Adobe has Android and Apple-friendly versions. Additionally, these apps often provide features like text […]

Be mindful when using public computers during travel

Public spaces such as hotels, libraries, and cafes often provide computers for customer use. However, it’s important to remember that the security of these systems may not be reliable. They might not have up-to-date operating systems or the latest antivirus software. Moreover, these computers could potentially be infected by cybercriminals with harmful viruses or malicious […]

If you’re on the go, encrypt everything you possibly can

If you’re the type of person who carries around a lot of sensitive information on any type of external storage medium, encrypt it and add password protection. That way, if you lose it or a criminal steals it, the information inside can’t be read. Consider using reputable encryption software to further secure your digital assets […]

Top 3 reasons to backup your computer’s data and applications

Many PC and mobile users don’t regularly think about backing up their vital data and applications, as it’s often an automated process that occurs in the background. For instance, Apple’s iCloud can backup the contents of any modern iOS device when it’s connected to a power source, Wi-Fi network, and locked. However, it’s alarming to […]

Before traveling abroad, notify your credit card company

All major credit card companies are especially wary when your credit card is used in a location far from where you usually use it. This can potentially lead to declined charges and an unusable credit account when you least want it. To prevent this, let your credit card company know when you’ll be traveling. You […]

Use publicly accessible computers with caution

Cybercriminals may have infected these computers with viruses or install malicious software. An example is keylogger malware which, when installed, captures the keystrokes of the computer’s users and sending this information to criminals via email. Through this malware, criminals can receive your personal information, such as name, credit card numbers, birthdates, and passwords.