There’s an App for That: Keeping Your Phone Secure

By | August 18th, 2016|Online Safety|

This summer, with the explosion of Pokemon Go, we’ve seen how a mobile app can take the world by storm. The mobile world continues to grow, and as it does, we must remember to take the necessary steps to ensure our devices remain secure. As we approach the end of summer, here’s a little back-to-school [...]

Pokemon Privacy: Catching Them All, Safely

By | July 18th, 2016|Industry News, Malware and Scams, Online Safety|

On July 6, Niantic launched Pokemon Go -- a free, augmented reality game for iOS and Android devices. The world went wild. Pokemon Go grabbed 26 million users in the U.S. alone, surpassing both Google Maps and Twitter in daily active users. It’s been hard to escape the colorful news over the past week. Articles [...]

Say “I Do” to Safe Digital Wedding Etiquette

By | July 15th, 2016|Online Safety|

There’s no doubt about it, wedding season is fully upon us. Between brides researching vendors on their mobile phones and excited guests eager to share the official hashtag, wedding planning and participation is becoming increasingly digital. While technology may bring more convenience to the planning process, nothing ruins a honeymoon quite like a case of [...]

Recognizing Different Types of Imposter Scams: Part 2

By | July 14th, 2016|Malware and Scams, Online Safety|

Imposter scams - when criminals disguise their true identity, pretending to be someone trustworthy in an attempt to obtain money from their victims - can happen anywhere, and to anyone. Imposters go to great lengths to appear real and manipulate their victims, and we’re not seeing any sign of these scams slowing. In order to [...]

Recognizing Different Types of Imposter Scams: Part 1

By | July 8th, 2016|Malware and Scams, Online Safety|

Imposter scams - when criminals disguise their true identity, pretending to be someone trustworthy in an attempt to obtain money from their victims - can happen anywhere, and to anyone. Imposters go to great lengths to appear real and manipulate their victims, and we’re not seeing any sign of these scams slowing. In order to [...]

National Internet Safety Month: Staying Safe While Traveling

By | June 23rd, 2016|Online Safety|

June is National Internet Safety Month, which began in 2005 in order to raise awareness around the need for online safety, especially among children and teens. In honor of Internet Safety Month, this week we’re taking a look at keeping your information secure while traveling. But before you pack your bags, it’s important to understand [...]

National Internet Safety Month: Creating a Conversation at Home

By | June 17th, 2016|Industry News, Online Safety|

June is National Internet Safety Month, which began in 2005 in order to raise awareness around the need for online safety, especially among children and teens. In honor of Internet Safety Month, this week we’re diving into how to start a conversation with your family around Internet security. Late last year, it was reported that [...]

National Internet Safety Month: Gaming and Hacking

By | June 10th, 2016|Online Safety|

June is National Internet Safety Month, which began in 2005 in order to raise awareness around the need for online safety, especially among children and teens. In honor of Internet Safety Month, let’s hone in on the gaming industry, one area in particular that has caused a huge growth in the popularity of hacking. More [...]

Passwords Going the Way of the Dinosaur?

By | June 3rd, 2016|Industry News, Online Safety|

We have discussed passwords many times on this blog and how poor password habits, such as easy-to-guess logins and reusing passwords across multiple accounts, can easily lead to identity theft and fraud. Password management can be difficult – we get it – and so does Google. At this year’s Google I/O conference, the company announced [...]

Social Media Dos and Don’ts

By | May 19th, 2016|Online Safety|

Most of us use multiple social media platforms every day to connect with our friends, family and coworkers. While these platforms allow us to feel closer to our followers near and far, it is not without risk. Malicious online criminals may target social media profiles to make use of our life’s most private details. Check-ins [...]

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