Secure your Mac before discarding it

Secure your Mac before discarding it

Well over half of Americans save account passwords to an application or web browser, and at least as many also store private documents on their computers. That’s fine for people who take active measures to protect their data, but if you give away a computer, you surrender all control. Make sure to follow these steps […]

Turn off Windows 10’s invasive settings

Turn off Windows 10’s invasive settings

Windows 10 is slowly becoming the operating system of choice because of its improvements over past versions. But it isn’t perfect, as many users have complained about its intrusive default privacy settings. Reclaim your privacy with these tips on disabling its nosy settings. Turn personalized advertising off For those unaware, Windows 10 assigns each user […]

Autocomplete password risks

Autocomplete password risks

Advertisements and “helpful” suggestions based on your internet browsing habits can be troubling. But what’s even more alarming is that hackers have found another way of tracking you via seemingly harmless autocomplete passwords. Here’s what you need to know. Why auto-fill passwords are so dangerous As of December 2018, there are 4.1 billion internet users […]

Why you need a VPN and how to choose one

Why you need a VPN and how to choose one

Back in the day, simple antivirus software was all you needed to stay safe from security threats. Nowadays, it takes more than that to protect your online privacy. Whether you’re sending emails or chatting up a friend online, chances are your Wi-Fi connection can be intercepted. This is why you need a virtual private network […]

The best way to secure PHI

The best way to secure PHI

Healthcare organizations must be vigilant about avoiding data breaches, especially since they’ve been prime targets for cybercriminals for several years. Medical records are extremely valuable to hackers, which is why healthcare sectors must implement the most advanced security solutions. Strict access policies To control access to protected health information (PHI), your IT department must introduce […]

Mobile security threats in Android

Mobile security threats in Android

Employees today are working under tight timelines, but thanks to bring your own device (BYOD) policies, they can access critical files and applications to get work done on their smartphones. But BYOD can be a double-edged sword to those who are not vigilant about cyberattacks. If you’re using an Android device, here are five security […]

Leave no room for hackers to operate

Leave no room for hackers to operate

For most people, social media is a convenient way to stay in touch with family and friends. For a small group of people, it’s an opportunity to profit off other people’s trust. Here are some things you can do to continue enjoying Facebook and Twitter without compromising your privacy. Lockscreens exist for a reason Make […]

What does Apple know from your data?

What does Apple know from your data?

Privacy is something everyone values, so as we become more and more connected online, we become more and more concerned about volunteering our information. Tech companies like Apple, Google, Facebook, and Amazon not only get the data we willingly provide, but also get lots of data we unwittingly provide. How much are you unsuspectingly providing […]

Social Media and HIPAA Compliance

Social Media and HIPAA Compliance

Before Social Media platforms like Facebook went live, HIPAA was established to protect the privacy of medical providers and their patients. And although there are no specific rules for Social Media use, every healthcare organization must implement security protocols that adhere to privacy policies. On April 14, 2003, the “Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act” […]