Category: Online Safety

Multi-Factor Authentication and Why It’s a Cybersecurity Essential

When it comes to your passwords, everyone knows the do’s and don’ts of maintaining basic online security: keep your password at least 8 characters long, include some numbers and symbols – it’s pretty straightforward, but it’s not the only thing you can do for your cybersecurity.

There are several ways in which cybercriminals are able to get your passwords. Whether it be through malware, stealing, or simply guessing, cybercriminals are getting better and better at cracking your codes. This is where multi-factor authentication comes in!

How to Secure Yourself This Holiday Season, Part 3: Last Minute Gift Ideas for a Fast and Secure Computer

Uh-oh! The holidays are just around the corner, and if you’re like us then you might be scrambling to find something nice, or even struggling to come up with gift ideas for yourself.

Instead of panicking to brainstorm some last-minute gift ideas, FixMeStick has you covered this holiday season with the gift that keeps on giving – cybersecurity!

What to Know About Backing Up Your Computer

What to Know About Backing Up Your Computer

When it comes to using computers, the most frustrating thing is encountering an unexpected error and suddenly losing access to all your stored information – photos, applications, documents, all lost because of a single malfunction, or even worse, ransomware locks your computer. In this article, we will outline the importance of backing up your computer, and the most secure methods to do so!

How to Remove Viruses and Malware From Your Computer

Unfortunately, regardless of how computer savvy you are, computer viruses are something everyone needs to be aware of. While there are many ways to protect your computer, no single solution protects against all the viruses that exist. Often viruses and malware can go undetected by antivirus and security programs. So what steps should you take? We’ve compiled a comprehensive guide on how you can remove viruses from your computer. Keep reading for our 6 essentials steps for a clean computer!

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