Category: FixMeStick Blog

Viruses to Watch for This Valentine’s Day

Who would have thought that Valentine’s Day would be such a popular holiday for Cyber Attacks? Unfortunately, Cupid’s arrow wont be able to protect you against these threats. Whether it’s a phishing scam, malware attack, or phony advertisements, who wants to spend Valentine’s Day worrying about cybersecurity?

Follow these tips and tricks, so you can focus on your loved ones this Valentine’s Day.

The Malware Hall of Fame: The ‘ILOVEYOU’ Virus

If you’re hoping to receive a comforting Valentines Day email this year, just make sure you’re not opening the wrong one. The ILOVEYOU virus, while seemingly innocent, is by far one of the worst viruses to date. It currently holds the Guinness World Record for “most virulent virus of all time”, causing nearly $15 billion in damages!

Internet Safety 303: More Internet Safety Tips

This is part III in a series of blog posts we have written about Internet Safety. Let us know in the comments if you like these articles. Plus if you haven’t read the other articles, you can check them out below.

Part I: Internet Safety 101

Part II: You Graduated to Internet Safety 202

If you’ve successfully gone through Internet Safety 101 and 202, here’s Internet Safety 303 – covering everything else you need to know about staying secure online.

Internet Safety 101

This is part I in a series of blog posts we have written about Internet Safety. You can check out the other articles in the series below.

Part II: You Graduated to Internet Safety 202

Part III: Internet Safety 303: More Internet Safety Tips

Online privacy and security is always in the news these days. As the world becomes more connected and everyone has a Facebook profile, your private information can be a single click away from falling into the wrong hands.

In this blog, we’ve compiled five internet safety tips for you. If you use Facebook a lot, shop online, read online news, or pretty much anything online, we have you covered!

You Graduated to Internet Safety 202

This is part II in a series of blog posts we have written about Internet Safety. Let us know in the comments if you like these articles. Plus if you haven’t read the other articles, you can check them out below.

Part I: Internet Safety 101

Part III: Internet Safety 303: More Internet Safety Tips

In our previous internet safety article we gave you some tips to polish up your Internet safety skills. We also asked what you do to stay safe online and received a host of helpful comments. We’ve summarized your best tips below in what we’re calling “Internet Safety 202.”

How to Get the Best Tech Support

At FixMeStick, we pride ourselves on offering amazing Canadian based customer support. We are happy to help all of our customers 6 days a week!

We know talking to a tech agent can be a little daunting if you feel like you don’t understand technology. So here are some helpful tips you can use to make any interactions with our support team easier, faster and more effective.

Working from Home Made Safe

Working from home can be both a gift and a curse. While you’re able to escape the confines of your regular office space, your level of security tends to be a lot lower at home than at the office. Regardless of your location, you always want to be sure that your work is as safe as possible – free from any prying eyes. Here at FixMeStick, we’re dedicated to making sure your home work is just as secure as your office work, no matter where you are.

Safer Internet Day – Together for a Better Internet

The global digital population last year was an estimated 4.7 billion people and it only seems to be going up from there. But as the number of people online continues to grow, so too are our safety concerns. Our team has put together some awesome advice on how to stay secure online in time for Safer Internet Day.

It’s Data Privacy Day – Celebrate With Us!

In 2020 we saw data breaches compromise the information of millions of people. We were writing about them, what seemed like, every other week. So in 2021, what can we do about it? Unfortunately, data breaches are inevitable and there’s nothing you as an individual can do to prevent them. But, there are ways to minimize the damage.

Are You Taking the Necessary Steps to Protect Yourself and Your Privacy Online?

Each year data breaches continue to spread and pop up in places we’d never expect, effectively exposing information to anyone who wants to look. Whether it be government records, grocery store chains, or simply an individual’s consumer habits, all of us are affected by having our data exposed.

No one wants to unintentionally put their personal data at risk, so we have tips you can use to maximize your privacy – making sure you keep your personal data safe, secure, and for your eyes only.