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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!

How to Secure Yourself This Holiday Season, Part 2: Your Guide to Safe Online Holiday Shopping

More people are projected to purchase their gifts online this year than ever before! With online shopping, however, comes risks. In Part 1 of our Holiday Safety Series we showed how to secure your email to avoid phishing scams and hacking, but how do you protect yourself when you’re ready to tackle your shopping list online?

How to Secure Yourself this Holiday Season, Part 1: How to Keep Your Email Secure

Each year, thousands of email accounts are compromised due to poor security, and with the holidays just around the corner, scammers are gearing up to cheat you out of your personal and financial information using any methods at their disposal. Whether it’s through email scams or planting malware onto your computer, scammers are constantly finding ways to steal your information.

Instead of falling victim to scams this holiday season, here are 6 tips on how you can make sure your email account is as secure as it can be.

How Our Team Uses The StartMeStick

Since it’s release, we’ve heard from many of you about the inventive ways you like to use your StartMeStick. Whether it’s for a worry-free online shopping experience or breathing a new life into an old computer, the StartMeStick team wants to tell you how we use the StartMeStick – both in and out of the office.

Here are some of our favorite ways to use StartMeStick:

Is the StartMeStick Right for You?

Whether you’re looking to replace your old, slow computer, or save money by breathing a new life into your computer, the StartMeStick, a fast, private, and secure operating system on a stick, is a great solution. You can keep your computer, save money, and reduce waste with the StartMeStick! We’re here to answer all of your questions so you understand what the StartMeStick does, and whether it’s right for you.

Windows Won’t Start? Here Are Some Fixes

There’s nothing worse than your Windows computer randomly shutting down, or worse, not turning on at all. If you don’t have your data backed up or you simply can’t afford to lose the computer, having to deal with a malfunctioning PC is definitely one of the most stressful situations.

However, if there’s a will there’s always a way. While some Windows computers may have reached their limit and simply won’t boot no matter what, many computers simply need to be tweaked a little bit in order to get them back to their former glory.

Dancing in the Den

Dancing in the Den

Well, maybe not dancing, but join me for a directed stroll through our Dragons’ Den pitches (like Shark Tank in the USA, The Tigers of Money in Japan, and Lion’s Den in Finland!). After all, Corey and I have been to Canada’s Dragons’ Den twice, which is rare. Each time we received offers from all the Dragons, which is unheard of!

How Dragons’ Den Changed Our Business

It’s hard to believe how far we’ve come since 2014 when we were the ‘Caped Crusaders’ pitching FixMeStick on Dragons’ Den (the Canadian equivalent of Shark Tank). Now, nearly 1 million new malware threats are released every day, but our mission remains the same: save the computers of the world.

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!