Security in Tips

How to detect a virus on your iPhone or iPad

We used to think that Apple iOS gadgets were pretty immune to viruses and malware. Sadly, over the past year hackers have turned their...
Tips March 29, 2017

Scam alert: Don't be tricked by these fake Microsoft tech support calls

There are plenty of "tricks" criminals can use, but one of the most effective isn't a phishing email or ransomware virus. Instead, it's a...
Tips March 26, 2017

Is that online greeting card really a secret keylogger?

We've warned you about email phishing scams before. These pretend to be one thing, such as an email from a major company or friend,...
Tips March 25, 2017

Watch out for indoor spy cameras when renting a house or apartment

On a recent trip, I rented an Airbnb private home and only after I was there I noticed it was loaded down with a...
Tips March 25, 2017

How to keep your passwords in the right hands in case tragedy strikes

No one likes to think about this, but everyone needs to consider it. That question is: What happens to your digital life if something...
Tips March 18, 2017

How to protect your privacy on neighborhood sites like Nextdoor

Everyone's talking about Nextdoor. It's the social networking site that brings back good old-fashioned neighborhood chatter between your neighbors. Nextdoor is great in many...
Tips March 16, 2017

5 easy ways to secure your home's Wi-Fi

Smart appliances make life more convenient, but they're also compromising your home's cybersecurity. With hacks and identity theft on the rise, your private Wi-Fi...
Tips March 14, 2017

Smart TV security secrets to keep your family safe

Our love for “smart” devices continues to grow. But many of these gadgets have little to no security. One gadget you need to keep a...
Tips March 13, 2017

Protect your tax refund from crooks and hackers

Your tax refund is one piece of information away from being stolen. Here's how to make sure thieves don't get it.
Tips March 12, 2017

Don't sell your Apple gadget without doing this one thing

Selling your old iPhone or iPad is a great way to help afford a new one. And there are plenty of ways to sell...
Tips March 11, 2017

5 things you're doing that put your financial life at risk

Nobody wants to tangle with identity thieves, but most people don't take some basic steps that would keep them away. Here's what you need...
Tips March 5, 2017

How to turn your webcam into a surveillance cam

When you're walking out the door, you're probably thinking about what's ahead, not what you're leaving behind. Sure, you've locked the doors, but what...
Tips March 4, 2017

One setting to protect your privacy on your iPhone or iPad

How much time do you spend browsing the internet every day on your iPhone or iPad? There are so many things to do online,...
Tips March 1, 2017

3 security mistakes that can ruin your next trip

Millions of travelers are booking flights, reserving hotels and taking a break for awhile. But when we step out into the world’s crowded hot-spots,...
Tips February 28, 2017

Sponsor: Can I take my security system with me when I move?

When I was younger, I moved around a lot. It's the primary reason I never invested in a home security system. I'm sure many...
Tips February 27, 2017

5 online job scams and how to avoid them

In many ways, life has become so much easier because of the internet, job hunting being just one of them. The days of driving...
Tips February 27, 2017

One critical thing every car owner needs to know to prevent theft

We've been telling you about always-on devices, like Amazon's virtual assistant Echo, that are always listening for your voice. But did you know your...
Tips February 26, 2017

How to opt out of the most popular people search sites

Online people search services have been scrutinized heavily by privacy advocates. These sites claim you can look up anyone's information with just a name...
Tips February 25, 2017

5 questions to ask before clicking ANY link

Links make the web go round, but malicious links are also a popular hacker tool to trick you. Learn the questions you need to...
Tips February 23, 2017

3 scary tax scams that are spreading like wildfire

Criminals love tax season because it's so easy to trick people out of information and money. Learn how they do it so you don't...
Tips February 20, 2017
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