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Back to School- Basic Laptop Protection for Teens and Tweens

It’s that time again. The back-to-school season is more than just a busy transition period marked by new classes and purchases of notebooks and ink pens. It’s also one of the biggest tech upgrade cycles of the year, as students buy tablets and laptops for schoolwork and swap out their old phones for the latest […]

How to protect your privacy on public Wi-Fi

Do you ever connect to public Wi-Fi networks? A journey through any mall, office park or downtown corridor is sure to populate your phone’s Wi-Fi list with numerous wireless options, many of them not even requiring passwords for entry. If it seems like these networks are everywhere, it’s because they are: Cisco has estimated the […]

Cybersecurity tips for when you’re traveling

You’ve got your bags packed and plane tickets in hand. You feel all set and ready for your big trip, so make one last check to see if you forgot anything. At this juncture, it’s important to think about whether you’re leaving home without having set up some crucial defenses against malware, identity theft and […]

Randomize your hardware address on Windows 10

The hardware address of your Windows 10 device can be used for tracking you as you move between Wi-Fi networks. To avoid this surveillance, toggle on the hardware randomization option in Windows 10’s Wi-Fi settings.

A mobile wireless hotspot is generally more secure than a public Wi-Fi network

Use your mobile network connection. Your own mobile network connection, also known as your wireless hotspot, is generally more secure than using a public wireless network. Use this feature if you have it included in your mobile plan.

Only connect your mobile device to the Internet if needed.

Disconnect your device from the Internet when you aren’t using it and make sure your device isn’t programmed to automatically connect to Wi-Fi. The likelihood that attackers will target you becomes much higher if your device is always connected.