Cyber Hygiene We’ve been getting lots of instruction lately – from the media, from businesses, from our mothers – about hygiene. With the corona virus pandemic in full swing, hand washing and sanitizing is definitely happening more often than usual.
A Season of Giving We are fast approaching the so-called “season of giving,” but the fact is that many of us make giving a regular part of our lives year round. Whether its tithing to our church, donating to a
We like speed. We like things to get done fast. We like to check things off our list. Now. That’s probably why we like the Internet so much. Some of us still remember the dial-up days and can truly appreciate
Spot that Phish By now, you’ve probably heard about “phishing” emails. Perhaps you even know about these dangerous messages by personal experience. These malicious attacks are a common method used by those trying to steal your personal (or business) information.
Losing your wallet It’s funny how times change. Back in the days before cell phones, the loss of a wallet – a physical wallet – was a significant disaster. What other piece of property contained so much information about yourself?
Private Data in the Cloud As human beings, we all appreciate a certain level of privacy. That’s why we have shower curtains and window blinds. It’s also why we tend towards journals for our thoughts and quiet conversation in public
Passwords Management Passwords, passwords, passwords! If you are concerned about the security of your online information and personal identity (and who wouldn’t be?), then you’ve had to think about passwords. Security people talk about them. Every website you create an
Online Bank Security Remember those old movies where the bank robber needed to “crack” the safe? In my mind’s eye he’s crouched in front of a big metal cube, holding something like a stethoscope up to the door as he
Unlocking the Green Padlock So you’re doing some online banking – or shopping or logging into your health insurance or HSA account, etc. – and you suddenly remember all those terrible stories about fake websites luring unsuspecting customers into giving
Keeping Online Shopping Safe – Things You Might Not Think Of The holiday season often brings out news reports and articles highlighting the increased use of the internet for Christmas shopping and how many billions of dollars will be spent