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On shared computers employ private browsing

All major web browsers provide options for private or incognito browsing. In this mode, a browser does not retain your visited sites, account logins and HTTP cookies (i.e.,the digital files allowing websites to track you). Accordingly, you gain extra protection from others trying to use your saved credentials or look at your history, especially on […]

Don’t let ransomware ruin your holidays or weekends

Ransomware attacks are becoming increasingly common worldwide. Businesses large and small are being robbed of their data, money and security. Estimates by Cyber Ventures indicate small businesses in particular are attacked every 11 seconds and make up over half of all ransomware damages worldwide. But with so many threats, how can you stay protected? To […]

Make a guest Wi-Fi connection on your home network

More than likely someone has asked for your Wi-Fi password when visiting your home. A more convenient and safer alternative than giving it away is to set up a guest Wi-Fi connection. Guest networks can be left open, plus they separate their traffic from your main SSID, which can inhibit the spread of malware.

Be vague in your auto-reply message

It’s common when out of office or on a trip to set up an auto-reply message for any emails you may receive while you’re away. You can set up these messages to say nearly anything, but keep in mind that you shouldn’t give out specifics about where you’ll be or otherwise for safety reasons, as […]

Total Defense announces commitment to advocate during Cybersecurity Awareness Month

This year’s initiative highlights the growing importance of cybersecurity and encouraging individuals and organizations to take necessary measures to stay safe and secure in an increasingly connected world. Total Defense a leading provider of Internet security software solutions for consumers and small business today announced its commitment to Cybersecurity Awareness Month, held annually in October, […]

National Cybersecurity Awareness Month: Security tips for the hybrid workforce

October is often strongly associated with Halloween and Autumn weather, but here in the U.S., it’s also known as National Cybersecurity Awareness Month (NCSAM). NCSAM marks a great time to get up to speed on the latest trends in cybersecurity and make sure your business’s security is the strongest it can be. This past year […]