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Watch your headphone volume indicator

Whether you use them for video calls or your favorite music, headphones are indispensable for many people. Having the volume turned up too loud, however, can lead to hearing damage over the long run. Look at the status or menu bar on your device to ensure your volume is at 60% or less. When you […]

Don’t post your vacation plans

Limit the information you post on social media—from personal addresses to where going to get lunch. What many people don’t realize is that these seemingly random details are all that criminals need to know to target you, your loved ones, and your physical belongings—online and in the real world. Keep Social Security numbers, account numbers, […]

When traveling stop auto connecting

Some devices will automatically seek and connect to available wireless networks or Bluetooth devices. This instant connection opens the door for cyber criminals to remotely access your devices. Disable these features so that you actively choose when to connect to a safe network.

Traveling—stay protected when connected

Before you connect to any public wireless hotspot—such as at an airport, hotel, or café—be sure to confirm the name of the network and exact login procedures with appropriate staff to ensure that the network is legitimate. If you do use an unsecured public access point, practice good Internet hygiene by avoiding sensitive activities (e.g., […]

Cybersecurity while traveling

When you’re traveling—it is always important to practice safe online behavior and take proactive steps to secure Internet-enabled devices. Whether it’s your computer, smartphone, game device, or other network devices, the best defense against viruses and malware is to update to the latest security software, web browser, and operating systems. Sign up for automatic updates, […]

Know the real difference between USB-A and USB-C

Reversible USB-C ports aren’t just slimmer than old-school USB-A ports – they’re also much faster in almost all instances. The USB specification does not support the USB-A connector after USB 3.2, meaning it can’t deliver the faster speeds of USB 4.0 and beyond. But USB-C can. Use USB-C for faster file transfers and better Ethernet […]