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May 2023- Scareware: A Story

**Scareware: A Story** **Warning! Your computer is infected with Black Basta ransomware. Call this phone number right away to fix your computer! **- _If you saw this warning pop-up on your computer, would you call the phone number?_ **The Attack** After thirty years of working hard, Deborah had saved enough money t…

March 2023- Do I Need Security Software?

**March 2023- Do I Need Security Software?** **Overview** When you bought a new computer years ago, you often had to install additional security software on your computer to help ensure it was secure against cyber attackers. However, most of today’s computers and devices have numerous security features already built…

February 2023- Biometrics- Making Security Simple

**February 2023- Biometrics- Making Security Simple** **Overview** Do you hate passwords? Are you tired of constantly logging into new websites or can’t remember all of your complex passwords? Frustrated by having to generate new passwords for new accounts or having to change old passwords for existing accounts? We …

January 2023- Disposing of Your Mobile Device

**January 2023- Disposing of Your Mobile Device** **Overview** Mobile devices, such as smartphones, smart watches, and tablets, continue to advance and innovate at an astonishing rate. As a result, you may be replacing a new device as often as every year. Unfortunately, you may not realize just how much personal dat…

December 2023- Browsers

**December 2023- Browsers** **Overview** Browsers such as Google Chrome, Microsoft Edge, Apple Safari, or Mozilla Firefox are one of the most common ways people interact with the Internet. We use them for reading the news, checking email, shopping online, watching videos, and playing games. As a result, browsers are…

October 2022- Shopping Online Securely

**October 2022- Shopping Online Securely ** **Overview** The holiday season is nearing. Soon millions of people will be looking to buy the perfect gifts, and many of us will shop online. Unfortunately, cyber criminals will be active as well, creating fake shopping websites and other online shopping scams to steal yo…

September 2022- Got Backups?

**September 2022- Got Backups?** **Overview** If you use a computer or mobile device long enough, sooner or later something will go wrong. You may accidentally delete the wrong files, have a hardware failure, or lose a device. Even worse, malware may infect and wipe or encrypt your files. At times like these, backup…

July 2022- Phishing Attacks Are Getting Trickier

**July 2022- Phishing Attacks Are Getting Trickier** Phishing attacks have become the most common method cyber attackers use to target people at work and at home. Phishing attacks have traditionally been emails sent by cyber attackers to trick you into doing something you should not do, such as opening an infected em…

April 2023:  Digital Spring Cleaning in 7 Simple Steps

**April 2023: Digital Spring Cleaning in 7 Simple Steps** **Overview** We often hear of the term “spring cleaning,” the time of year when we go through our belongings and organize our house and lives in preparation for the upcoming summer. This is also the perfect time to take an annual review of your digital life. …

June 2022- Learn a New Survival Skill: Spotting Deepfakes

**Learn a New Survival Skill: Spotting Deepfakes** **What Are Deepfakes?** The word "deepfake" is a combination of "deep learning" and "fake." Deepfakes are falsified pictures, videos, or audio recordings. Sometimes the people in them are computer-generated, fake identities that look and sound like they could be rea…

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