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Mobile devices, such as smartphones, smart watches, and tablets, continue to advance and innovate at an astonishing rate. As a result, some people replace their mobile devices as frequently as every year. Unfortunately, people often do not realize how much personal data is on these devices. In this article, they cover what may be on your mobile device and how you should securely wipe it before disposing of it.
Public WiFi networks, like those in coffee shops, airports, and hotels, are convenient, but they aren't secure. Watch this video from the Federal Trade Commission with tips on using public wireless connections to help protect your personal information. And reference this article for the best free VPNs for 2019.
Malware is short for "malicious software." Learn more about how to avoid, detect and get rid of malware from the Federal Trade Commission >>
Ransomware is malware that locks your computer and files. The 'No More Ransom Project' is a worldwide task force whose goal is to help you unlock your digital life without paying your attackers. See the No More Ransom Project website for more information >>
Today we use internet-connected devices in all aspects of our lives. As a result, our devices contain a wealth of personal information about us. In this article from the Attorney General of California, see ways you can protect yourself from viruses, hackers and spies >>
With the proliferation of mobile devices, cyber criminals continue to look for ways to exploit vulnerabilities in apps, operating systems, and software, trying to capitalize on security flaws before manufacturers find and patch them. See this article from Trend Micro for best practices on securing your mobile device >>
Every website lives at a numerical IP address. Your Domain Name Server, or DNS, translates these numerical IP addresses into readable domain names we all know and remember. If your DNS settings are not working correctly, or you’re still using defaults, you may be at risk for cybercrime and performance issues.
Quad9 is a free security solution that uses DNS to protect your system against the most common cyber threats. It improves your system’s performance, plus, it preserves and protects your privacy. It’s like an immunization for your computer. See the Quad9 website for more information >>
It is a good idea to clear your browser cache because it: prevents using old forms, protects your personal information, and helps applications run better on your computer. This article has links to walk you through how to make those changes in your browser.