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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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In the first three months of 2012, criminals traded 12 million pieces of personal information online. That was a 200% increase over 2010. Most people were happily oblivious that their identity had been stolen until they were denied access to something, such as a loan. Identity theft victims commonly experience refusal of loans or credit [...]

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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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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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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 storagePlay safe if your computer is stolen. Assume that the thieves will find personal documents that will enable them to mess with your life and your finances. Read these great tips on how to cope with laptop theft.

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