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If in doubt, change your password. Customer support tool Zendesk had been hacked earlier in February, and that affected Zendesk’s clients Twitter, Pinterest and Tumblr. “We believe that the hacker downloaded email addresses of users who contacted those three customers for support, as well as support email subject lines,” explained Zendesk on their blog. Pinterest [...]

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In May, 2012, almost 59,000 Twitter username and passwords were posted online by a hacker. In June, 2012, LinkedIn announced that 6.4 million passwords were leaked after hackers attacked its system. These are just a couple of recent hacker attacks that have been publicized. Today, we need to ask the questions: How secure is the [...]

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Google has recently shared some information about malicious activity on the Internet. One of the surprising facts they revealed is that every day they flag 9500 new malicious web sites. These sites could either be innocent sites that have been hacked and are being used to launch malware or phishing attacks, or they could be [...]

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computer backupThere are a few ways that someone can gain unauthorized access to your email account. Possibly your password is too simple and someone can guess it. Or your password is great but someone can guess the answer to your password reset question.

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secure online backupPhishing involves a criminal sending out legitimate-looking e-mails to try to get the recipients to hand over personal and financial information. It usually involves the victim clicking on a link that takes them to a bogus website which looks very much like the legitimate site.

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online backup softwareFiresheep lets you hijack other people’s insecure social network connections.  If someone uses a public WiFi connection to log onto Facebook et al., anyone using Firesheep can capture and display their authentication information.

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online data backupEvery one of us has to be aware and cautious about our privacy and security on the Internet. Just one mistake can lead us into a costly and time-consuming quagmire. Read this article for information about online scams.

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secure data storagePasswords are used by most people every day. We need to use passwords to get into our online bank accounts, to check our emails, to upload onto social media sites. Here are some password tips to consider.

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online data storageA recent case of hacking brings to the fore the need to not only be judicious in what we post on social networking sites such as Facebook, but to be vigilant against hackers and criminals. To be safe store personal data with remote data storage.

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online data backupViruses every year kill or damage million of computers and destroy billions of computer files. It’s getting more and more difficult to avoid them, so the wisest solution is to protect your computer files by making a backup.

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