Showing posts with label Security. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Security. Show all posts

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Top 11 Best Cyber Security Tips, Tricks, Hints and Facts

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The cyber-attacks and phishing attacks seem to be coming fast and furious in the news lately. While it can seem like a lot of work, any amount of time and resources that a business can dedicate to cyber-security and protecting systems of their business will be worthwhile and pay off in the long run.

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

RFID Blocking Sleeves by BLOCKIT RFID Products Review

Hey there.  Have you ever had your credit card information stolen?  I did.  This was a few years ago when some criminal inserted some kind of card reader into the credit card slot at a gas station and managed to steal my information.  Luckily for me, I was alerted right away by my bank of an unusual purchase attempt.  They noted that I never shopped at said store and found it weird.  I told them that it wasn't me and my card was missing.  It was taken care of immediately and I received a new card.  Even though it was caught quickly, I still had to get a new card number, update all of my card information on forms, and make sure that all of my bills that stored my card number was updated.  It can be a pain to have to deal with.  This was the old school way of getting your credit card information stolen.  Now, some cards have what is called a RFID chip in it.  The RFID allows you to pay for items my simply tapping your card on RFID compatible retail locations.  Many fast food locations, supermarkets, and other high traffic areas have RFID compatible point of sale systems.  In a wireless world, it's the next step in credit card technology... but it's also the next logical step for credit card thieves.  Credit card thieves have resorted to RFID skimming.  Basically, a credit card thief will have a small RFID scanner and attempt to read your credit card information wirelessly.  Essentially, this is digital pick pocketing!!!  This is dangerous.  Especially since the thief doesn't need to physically touch you and only needs to be in close proximity.  How many times are you not close to a stranger?  Think about it.  Standing in line at a store, cramped into a bus or subway, or just walking down a busy street.  Someone with a RFID scanner can EASILY scan your card and you wouldn't even know it happened!  Fear not, though, friends.  You can safeguard yourself against this by using RFID Blocking Sleeves.  Our good friends at BLOCKIT RFID Products sent me two RFID blocking sleeves to try out and review.  Simply put, these things work!  Let me tell you about my experience.

Friday, November 29, 2013

Video Door Phone Intercom Systems

Proper security of home and office is the major concern for us nowadays. We are living in an era where none of us can say with surety that their houses or offices are absolutely safe without taking any security measures. It is only up to us what we do to keep our houses as well as offices safe. You may already know a number of steps. Here we are discussing about video door phone intercom systems from handgiftbox. It is among the most beneficial devices which can help us to keep our living and work area safe.

Saturday, June 1, 2013

3 Easy Steps to Protect Yourself from Online Predators

Without the proper protection, it can be this easy for online thieves
Hey there.  Identity theft sucks.  I've written about it more than a few times and I try my shed some light on many different programs and software that can be used in to protect yourself from internet thieves.  Having your identity stolen is one of the most frustrating things that can happen.  100s of hours can be lost just trying to clear your name and it can happen anywhere.  Especially online.  Internet identity theft is a growing trend, but there are some thing that you can do to protect yourself!  Though there are many ways to protect yourself, you can follow these 3 steps to assure that you are doing everything you can to protect yourself from internet predators.

Monday, April 1, 2013

Vipre Internet Security 2013

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Vipre for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine.
VIPRE Internet Security 2013
Hey there.  I've been an avid fan of Vipre Antivirus software.  As a matter of fact, I've been using nothing but Vipre since 2010.  I know, I know... it hasn't been that long but once I have commited to a company, you have gained a loyal customer for life!  And Vipre deserves it, too.  They have done such as awesome job of protecting my computer that there is no need to switch to any other antivirus or internet security software.  So what's VIPRE'S latest software to battle all things threatening to your computer?  VIPRE Internet Security 2013, that's what!

Monday, October 29, 2012

Stick it to Viruses! FixMeStick Review and Giveaway

Me and my new ammo against Viruses and Malware!
Hey there.  I was recently contacted by our good friends at FixMeStick and was offered an opportunity to try out their latest product:  The FixMeStick.  Let me paint a picture for you.  You're off, browsing the web like we all do, purchased some music, viewed some funny videos, and then... your computer crashes.  Oh man...  You get it load up but you notice it's a little sluggish.  Then there are a few pop ups that don't seem to want to go away.  Worst case scenario, the computer won't even boot up anymore because of the viruses and malware that have infected your computer.  Before you even get a chance to assess the damage, the virus or malware have taken over your computer.  You now consider it "useless" and need to get your tech friend to clean out your computer and hope to have it working soon.  Now, how many times have THAT happened to you?  I can tell you right now that I have cleaned out my fair share of computers and laptops and it can be a tedious task since computer threats have been getting smarter and more difficult to find and eliminate.  The FixMeStick makes this tedious task of virus removal extremely easy!

Friday, September 28, 2012

Protect Your Identity with LifeLock

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of LifeLock Linkedin for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine.

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Hey there.  Have you ever had your identity stolen?  It sucks.  I should know.  I've been battling with credit card companies over the validity of some credit cards that were opened under my name and it has been an extreme pain.  I've battled for well over a year or so, sent in letters, asked for proof, called constantly, and even after all that, these credit card companies still claim that those cards are mine and those charges are mine.  And those are just the beginning of the problems.  Each month those cards sit there unpaid are points being knocked off your credit score.  A bad score is detrimental to plans of owning a home or obtaining credit elsewhere!  The long term ramifications of having your identity stolen could take years before you are fully recovered!!!  So how did these people manage to steal my identity?  I don't know...  but considering the numerous ways that you identity can be stolen, you need to have someone who has your back.  You need someone like LifeLock protecting you.

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Bitdefender Total Security Antivirus Takes Next Gen Online Security to the Next Level

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Bitdefender for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine.

Bitdefender Hey there.  With the internet being more integral in our everyday lives, the next gen of online security has been working hard to make sure we are protected.  Threats are everywhere.  From phishing scams to hackers.  From viruses to spyware.  We need to make sure that we are protected from all threats and not just some of the threats.  It doesn't make sense to protect yourself from only a portion of the threats out there.  Many antivirus programs offer you protection from many online threats, but I believe that Bitdefender Total Security is the only one that offer full and complete protection.  Why?  Because they offer Bitdefender SafePay.

Friday, August 3, 2012

Vipre The Next Gen in AntiVirus Software

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of GFI for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine.
Hey there.  One of the worst things that can happen to your computer is for it to get malware or a virus.  It can be catastrophic.  At best, you'll have annoying pop ups to deal with.  At worse, you'll have useless computer.  I've seen it happen many times.  I do computer work for many friends and family and that converstation always starts with, "I think I have a virus."  There are many free antivirus and malware detectors out there.  The problem with them, though, is that they WILL slow your computer down.  The last thing you want is to sacrifice speed and power to protect yourself from online threats.  This is why Vipre Antivirus program has now taken the top spot in software programs that you must have on your computer.

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Cover Those 4 Fatal Gaps and Prevent Data Loss with CDW

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of CDW for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine.
Hey there.  It's happened to all of us.  As you're typing that report for your job, the power goes out and you did not save.  You can always just redo the report by staying up later to ensure that it gets done but the time and effort that you put into it are taking away from other constructive projects.  On a small scale, the report will only take no more than a day of your time.  But on a larger scale, data loss can take days, weeks, or even months and can potentionally cripple your business.  How so?  What if your Accounts Payable department made checks that they shouldn't have?  What if your precious designs were compromised?  What if your customers' data was stolen?  There are at least 4 fatal gaps in your network that could crumble what you've worked hard to build.  Don't let that happen!  Our good friends at CDW get it!  They understand that having the latest in security will help keep your network secure.