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How to make passwords hard and logins easy

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In today’s digital world, staying a step ahead of cybercriminals who want your usernames, passwords, card numbers, and all other personal and private info for themselves has led to the necessary measure of using different usernames and passwords for every online account. The problem is there’s no way to keep all that in your head, especially since each password has to be SUPER-complicated to make it uncrackable. And you don’t want to write it all down on a piece of paper, because what if that paper found its way into someone else’s hands? There’s a solution.

8 tips for maximum iPhone 8 security and privacy

When it comes to steering clear of security-related scandals, iPhone has an excellent reputation. And sure, as a rule—provided you don’t jailbreak your phone—it is generally safe from malware. But that doesn’t mean the iPhone forever remains immune. Even recently, there have been numerous reports of Apple users who have had their iCloud accounts hacked by cybercriminals who then demanded money in exchange for the passcode to unlock the device. While this recent breach wasn’t any fault of Apple’s, it still affected Apple users, so that’s reason enough keep reading.

Is your VPN spying on you?

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Virtual private networks (VPNs) exist to protect the user’s privacy online. They are supposed to provide a private, encrypted browsing experience, making you essentially invisible to any online trackers. VPNs do this by allowing the user to send their data to the internet via an encrypted tunnel to the VPN server where the data is then sent on behalf of the server’s IP address—hiding the user’s IP address, so nobody knows where they really are.

9 cybersecurity terms you need to know

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These days, keeping your devices secure, data private, and online world safe from harm seems like a daunting task. While plenty of reliable solutions exist for desktop and mobile, knowing where you’re vulnerable can be difficult … especially if you’re not familiar with the jargon thrown around regarding the latest data breach.

Ransomware: The top 3 reasons you should never ever ever (ever) pay

It’s a nightmare situation, no doubt about it: a virus has taken over your computer and locked up your most valuable files. A ransom note filling your screen says you have a certain amount of time to pay the hacker, or the amount doubles. After it doubles, you again have a certain amount of time to pay before the criminal behind the ransomware attack destroys your files forever.