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8 security tips for small businesses

Small businesses and startups are known to face some extra challenges when it comes to cybersecurity. Because they don’t have the size or budget to have a fully-fledged dedicated security team, it often comes down to a smaller staff that doesn’t have the time to do everything that is recommended or even required. Often security issues are just dealt with whe
Publish At:2022-05-04 12:48 | Read:779 | Comments:0 | Tags:How-tos Awareness backups byod credentials education encrypt

How to password protect a folder

p>There are times when you would like a folder to be accessible by you alone. Financial information, personal documents, or work related files on your personal system sometimes need to be hidden from prying eyes. One of the ways to do this is to password protect the folder. Windows For the Windows section of this article we will answer a few frequently
Publish At:2022-04-12 08:52 | Read:1012 | Comments:0 | Tags:How-tos folder mac password windows

How to speed up your computer or laptop

Why do machines always throw a tantrum when you are in a hurry? It’s called Murphy’s Law which some people may know as the butter side down rule. Anything that can go wrong will go wrong. And usually at a time when it is most inconvenient. That being said, there are ways to speed things up. Let’s have a look at some options to fix slow computers. Why i
Publish At:2022-02-02 08:50 | Read:878 | Comments:0 | Tags:How-tos hardware Malwarebytes PUPs software speed up

Windows Update has changed over the years. Here are 25 group policies to avoid

Microsoft has published a list of 25 group policies that administrators should not use in Windows 10 and Windows 11 as they do not provide optimal behavior or cause unexpected results. Since November 2015 when Windows 10 was first introduced, there have been many changes and some of them have caused Windows Update policies to interfere with performance, w
Publish At:2022-01-26 12:46 | Read:864 | Comments:0 | Tags:How-tos Reports GPO group policies windows update

Combatting SMS and phone fraud: UK government issues guidance

The UK’s National Cyber Secuity Centre (NCSC) has published a guide to help make your organization’s SMS and telephone messages effective and trustworthy. SMS and telephone calls represent an extremely effective means of mass communication. As such they are essential tools for most organizations, especially those that deal directly with the general
Publish At:2022-01-20 12:46 | Read:1640 | Comments:0 | Tags:How-tos do not originate link MEF NCSC phishing scammer sms

How to remove adware on an Android phone

It shouldn’t be surprising that Android devices are the targets of threats like adware and other Potentially Unwanted Programs (PUPs). After all, there are millions of apps on the Google Play Store, servicing billions of monthly active users globally. And, as we have noted with Mac virus trends, platforms with rising popularity tend to attract threats. W
Publish At:2021-11-09 12:45 | Read:1668 | Comments:0 | Tags:How-tos android

How social media mistakes can impact cybersecurity

We talked to members of our Malware Removal Support team and asked them what kind of problems they get asked to solve for our customers. To understand why they get to handle these questions, it is also necessary to know that the Malwarebytes software is unable to resolve the problems users are facing. Many of these problems can be categorized under the h
Publish At:2021-10-26 14:11 | Read:1079 | Comments:0 | Tags:How-tos advertisements algorithms cookies facebook floc have

How to delete your Snapchat account

Snapchat is an instant messaging app popular with youngsters that allows users to send pictures and videos that are only viewable for short periods. But while hundreds of millions of daily active users consume and create content with Snapchat, not everyone is pleased with the mobile app. One of the most significant concerns with Snapchat is that a rec
Publish At:2021-10-20 10:50 | Read:3037 | Comments:0 | Tags:How-tos deactivate snapchat delete snapchat snapchat

The joy of phishing your employees

Many companies set up phishing test programs for their employees, often as part of a compliance requirement involving ongoing employee education on security topics. The aim of these programs is to train employees on how to spot a malicious link, not click it, and forward it on to the appropriate responder, but most of these programs do not meaningfully achie
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How to clear your cache

The term “cache” refers to a storage container. If you’re familiar with the outdoor recreational activity geocaching, you may be familiar with the term outside of computing. But in website and computer terms, a cache is temporary storage that is used to speed up future requests and load things more quickly for the user. Caches are used in several differen
Publish At:2021-09-23 11:20 | Read:2227 | Comments:0 | Tags:How-tos cache chrome firefox IE Internet Explorer Microsoft

Internet safety tips for kids and teens: A comprehensive guide for the modern parent

When it comes to picking a new device for your child, it’s often difficult to know where to start. Whether you’re looking for a smartphone, a laptop, a gaming device or something else, or even just signing up for an account online, you want to make sure your kids are protected. It’s important to get the basics right, and you also want to
Publish At:2021-09-21 15:16 | Read:1349 | Comments:0 | Tags:How-tos 2fa California Consumer Privacy Act CCPA cyberbullyi

How to stay secure from ransomware attacks this Labor Day weekend

Labor Day weekend is just around the corner and, believe it or not, cybercriminals are likely just as excited as you are!  Ransomware gangs have nurtured a nasty habit of starting their attacks at the least convenient times: When computers are idle, when employees who might notice a problem are out of 
Publish At:2021-08-27 14:39 | Read:1615 | Comments:0 | Tags:How-tos ransomware

VPN Test: How to check if your VPN is working or not

The primary function of a Virtual Private Network (VPN) is to enhance your online privacy and security. It should do this without slowing your Internet too noticeably. Performing a VPN test or two can help you ensure that it’s up to the mark. VPN privacy test Your Internet Service Provider (ISP) assigns a unique IP address to your router, the de
Publish At:2021-08-13 11:09 | Read:1937 | Comments:0 | Tags:How-tos

How to send an anonymous email

Sometimes readers ask us how to send an anonymous email or how criminals and scammers manage to send anonymous emails. Since this is not an easy question to answer, because, for starters, there are several ways to interpret the question, I’ll try to give you some information here. Interpret the question Sending an anonymous letter via snail-mail was ea
Publish At:2021-07-09 13:27 | Read:1217 | Comments:0 | Tags:How-tos anonymous email encrypted end-to-end ip-address send

How to delete your Instagram account

Although sharing your day’s highlights in snapshots and videos on Instagram can be entertaining, some people claim to feel happier after deleting their accounts. Consuming media tailor-made to make other people’s lifestyles appear alluring can be addictive for some and induce anxiety in others. Not only do people delete Instagram for their wellbeing, b
Publish At:2021-06-14 08:21 | Read:1604 | Comments:0 | Tags:How-tos delete Instagram

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