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Are Passwords the Safest Method to Keep You Secure?

With the increased frequency and destructiveness of cyberattacks, it’s a wonder that people still depend on passwords to protect their personal data. With hundreds of data breaches occurring every year, it’s important you take even further precautions than just a really strong password.

Here are some tips and alternatives you can try to buff up your privacy protection online!

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.

2019’s Worst Passwords & Tips For Better Ones

Coming up with a good password can leave a lot of us scratching our heads. A lot of specific requirements and random characters – it’s definitely a hassle we can all relate to.

While opting for a simple password might seem like the easy way around it, you’re doing yourself more harm than good. Quick and simple passwords are always easier to remember, but it also makes it quicker and easier for hackers to crack and gain access to your accounts.

If you’re concerned that your passwords aren’t strong enough, here’s a list of 2019’s worst passwords to give you an idea of what not to pick as your password, plus some pointers on maximizing your password’s strength

How to Solve the Curse of the Slow Computer

There’s nothing more frustrating than a slow computer. It takes twenty minutes to turn on, and every time you open your email, it takes ten minutes to load. It would make anyone want to throw their computer out the window. Viruses could be the culprit, and in that case running a FixMeStick scan will solve it, but after using the FixMeStick, you might find it unchanged. So what’s next?

Getting Your Computer Ready for Back To School

The time is nearly here! Summer is coming to an end and school is about to start. You’ve got your backpack, all your textbooks, and all the stationary ready for that first day. There’s only one last thing you’ll need to be completely school ready: your computer! Below are some tips to get your computer as ready for school as everything else.…

Tips For Downloading Programs Online

Most software programs can now be downloaded online through reputable websites. Much like other online shopping, downloading programs online can be convenient, however also combined with some risks that require tech savvy awareness.

Below are a list of tips to help you download programs both safely and conveniently!

The FixMeTip - Social Engineering Scams

FixMeTip – Social Engineering Scams

What is social engineering?

Instead of sneaking into your system, hackers will use human psychology to trick you into essentially handing over your personal data. In addition to getting users to divulge information they shouldn’t, social engineering guides users to visit malicious websites, download malware onto their computers, and willingly send money. This method of hacking is particularly upsetting as the user is left feeling manipulated and vulnerable, in addition to having their personal information stolen.