Tag: McAfee

Your Cybersecurity Checklist For Tax Season

It’s tax time and the deadlines are fast approaching. If you’re in Canada, the due date for your taxes this year is April 30th, while in the US, May 17th is the date to keep in mind.

Tax season used to mean mountains of paperwork, but recently more and more people have been taking advantage of online software to file their taxes. While filing your taxes online can definitely save you a lot of time, it also opens the door to digital threats that you may have not even been aware of!

With your safety in mind, we’ve put together a cybersecurity checklist to help keep you and your information secure this tax season!

How To Fix A Slow Computer 101

One of the most common questions people have asked us over the years is how to speed up a slow computer. After all, having a computer that’s slow when it starts up or when you want to run a program is super frustrating.

Today, we are introducing the first of our 3-part series on slow computer fixes. In this first segment, we’ll focus on what to do if your computer is slow due to viruses. You can check out the rest of the blogs in this series below:

Slow Computer 202Speeding up a Cluttered Computer
Slow Computer 303Operating System Slowing You Down?

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.

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.