Basic Security & Safety

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  • What Makes a Good Password?

    You want to prevent unsavory characters from accessing your important online accounts and you know better than using "password" or "123456," but what constitutes a truly "good" password? Using a combination of features can...
    By C. Taylor October 23, 2014 

  • Improving Security with Two-Step Verification

    Two-step verification mandates that you-- or anyone else attempting to access the account in question-- possess two pieces of information. Learn the benefits and typical methods of this added level of security.
    By C. Taylor October 21, 2014 

  • Accessing Your Two-Step Authenticated Account after Losing Your Phone

    Losing your cell phone is stressful enough, but when you need it in order to log in to an account that requires two-step authentication, your stress goes to a whole new level. The good news is you may be able to use one of several alternative methods...
    By C. Taylor October 8, 2014 


  • What Does Facebook Know About You?

    You may not have thought much about how much of your information is tracked online, but the results may be startling. Find out what Facebook knows about you by accessing your Facebook data.
    By Ryan Tetzlaff September 16, 2013 

  • Defensive Browsing and Internet Security Basics

    The safest way to drive is by assuming others may make mistakes or break rules that will have drastic consequences. In the same way, those you encounter online may be breaking rules or attempting to take advantage of you. Security tools are important...
    By Paul Pardi March 13, 2013 

  • Staying Safe Online Through the Holidays

    While the holidays are generally a time for giving and sharing, and considered a time to let goodwill towards loved ones shine, the people devoted to using the Internet as a license to steal are not taking a holiday.
    By Charles M Bowen December 22, 2011 


  • Do You Still Need to Take the Patriot Act Into Consideration Online?

    The original Patriot Act was passed October 26, 2001. Since then, it has changed the way we look at Internet privacy - both personally and in the business world. By understanding the Patriot Act and what it means for Internet privacy, you can protect...
    By Ronda Bowen December 19, 2011 

  • The 5 Biggest Cybercrime Busts

    While it may seem like cybercrime is too big of a thing to fight, police officers around the world are making big strikes against some of the worst offenders. If you want a little bit of hope, or just a few stories of large anti-cybercrime actions, look...
    By Aaron R. October 31, 2011 

  • What Should You Do If You Can't Access Secure Sites?

    Are you having problems when trying to access a secure website? By following the steps in this article, you can solve most of the problems that keep you from accessing a HTTPS secure site.
    By Donna Buenaventura October 29, 2011 

  • Meet Some Real Cybercriminals

    They might just look like you or me, but cybercriminals have the ability to ruin lives with their selfish disregard for the livelihoods of others. Our rogues' gallery of some of America's most notorious cyber crime perpetrators will show you just...
    By Christian Cawley October 28, 2011 
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