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Email Habits That Will Help You To NOT Get Phished

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Phishing emails are not always obvious and when you’re in your day to day get-work-done mode it can be easy to fall victim. This post covers a few basic email browsing habits that will help you to avoid getting phished.

Anatomy Lesson of a UPS Phishing Email

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There is bound to be a number of phishing emails you will get that will be easy to spot. Fortunately there is still a fair amount of large phishing campaigns that take more of the spray and pray approach than one of researching and targeting a specific organization or person. The ones that can really get you are the simple ones, with just a little text, a photo of a trusted brand and a link and...

How to Check a Sketchy Link Without Clicking It

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Let’s say you’re working through your dozens of emails, responding to clients or customers or business partners and you come across this one email from your bank informing you that you need to reset your password. This email comes completely out of the blue and to top it off you don’t recognize the senders email address. Do you click it?

Email Habits That Will Help You To NOT Get Phished

  1 minute read  

Phishing emails are not always obvious and when you’re in your day to day get-work-done mode it can be easy to fall victim. This post covers a few basic email browsing habits that will help you to avoid getting phished.

What Makes a Password Strong?

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Passwords are one of the weakest links in security. They are hard to remember, often have crazy complexity requirements attached to them and to top it off, there’s millions of passwords available online, that people are using every day, to log into their bank accounts and social media. Bare with me as I share 3 tips for what makes a password strong.

Dos and Don’ts: Scam Prevention Tips

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My bank recently sent me an email about the DOs and DON’TS of protecting yourself against scams. While they had some great tips, I felt like some of them fell short. So I wanted to share some of my own scam prevention tips in hopes that they provide you some things to consider. So here are 6 DOs and 6 DON’Ts when it comes to scam prevention.

What is Malware?

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Malware is the name for a number of malicious software variants, including viruses, ransomware and trojans. It is essentially a software program that cyber attackers design to cause extensive damage to data and systems or to gain unauthorized access to a network. There are many different types of malware but what you need to know is they are all bad. How do you get infected with malware? Malwa...

Securing Your Home Network and Personal Devices

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Here are a few quick tips that will help you secure your home network as well as your personal devices like your phone and your computer or laptop. Securing your Home Network Create a strong wifi password 20+ characters Change default administrative password, and if possible, the username Remember to also make the admin password strong, 20+ characters Use the s...