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How to safely shop online

Protect yourself from tricks and scams when shopping online: Use secure and up-to-date software, devices, and networks.

Keeping your family safe online: New devices for the holidays

Not much compares to the feeling of watching someone you love open that new iPad they’ve been begging for, or the milestone of receiving their very first smartphone. Unfortunately, the excitement of new devices during the holidays can be eclipsed if those devices allow cybercrime to enter your home.  Many households claim an abundance of devices, including computers,… Read More »

Cybersecurity when traveling

During the holiday season, people in the U.S. take about 15 billion trips between 50 and 500 miles away from their homes (as estimated by the Bureau of Transportation Statistics). Visiting family or taking getaways is an excellent way to celebrate a season filled with holiday cheer. Unfortunately, it is also the time when cybercrime increases, making it… Read More »