Mobile Device Security While Traveling

Posted Posted in Helpful Tips, Internet Safety

Before you depart, update your mobile device to the latest software version and do a complete device backup. The importance of these actions cannot be overlooked. Everyone is busy in today’s modern age but to save time, turn on automatic updates for both the mobile device and applications. Keeping your device updated ensures you have […]

Tax Return Scams

Posted Posted in Fraud/Scams, Helpful Tips, Internet Safety, Phishing

During tax season taxpayers have an invisible target on their back.  Criminals are constantly seeking ways to hit this moving target by implementing various scams.  The goal of this post is to provide tax payers with actionable knowledge to avoid tax scams and not be an easy target.  The four top scams reported by the […]

Password Security

Posted Posted in Helpful Tips, Internet Safety

Writing down your email password “Unbreakable-in-year04” on paper and taping it to the underside of your keyboard is not a good password security strategy. Because the password is not visible to everyone does not mean it is secure. Anyone that has access to your area will in theory have access to your password on the […]

Safe Cyber Shopping

Posted Posted in Fraud/Scams, Helpful Tips, Internet Safety

As more people log onto the Internet and make holiday purchases no one is thinking they will become a victim of cybercrime. This can be derived from the 2018 Deloitte holiday survey where consumers indicated their average holiday spend will increase from $1,226 to $1,536. Seeking to maximize their purchasing powers, shoppers are turning to […]

Help to Stop Cyberbullying

Posted Posted in Internet Safety

    What is cyberbullying? Cyberbullying: Bullying that takes place over any electronic device we use. Its intent is to threaten, humiliate, harass or abuse another person.  Cyberbullying can take place in any  area of our online experience including text messages, games, apps, and social media.  Cyberbullying  focuses on sending or “posting” harmful or negative content in an effort […]