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Improve your security #16: Encrypt your data

The best way to protect your data is to use encryption. Encryption is is the process of encoding messages (or information) in such a way that eavesdroppers or hackers cannot read it, but that authorized parties can. [check Wikipedia for more details]. … Continue reading

How to protect your social media account

You’ve heard in the press that many celebrities and companies got their social media accounts hacked. Twitter even issued an official warning to all press agencies to protect their accounts better. Here are useful tips how to easily protect your … Continue reading

20 Security tips for a safer 2013

Here are all 20 tips we published in the last months. All pictures for the Facebook posts are available here.   1. Never open attachments from an email. Email was not invented for sending files and definitely not programs or archives with programs … Continue reading

Improve your security #11: Enable two-factor authentication

It might sound complicated, but remember that with more security the usability (how easy is to use the service) always suffers a little bit. The reward at the end is that you can sleep in peace that nobody will enter … Continue reading

Improve your security #10: Make backups

It is said that three things are certain in life: we are born, we pay taxes and we die. Adding a little bit of IT facts on top of this, I can add a fourth certain thing: hardware fails. It … Continue reading

Improve your security #9: create good passwords

Learn what you need to do to improve the security of your accounts and prevent password cracking. Continue reading

Improve your security #8 – change the default passwords

Very often people buy new gadgets or devices which because they are “secured” out of the box. Or, better said, this is what the producers write on their boxes, because the reality is quite different. These devices are delivered most of … Continue reading

Spring cleaning your computer

We are now close to the end of April and the spring is everywhere. Some people are used to perform a general cleaning of their houses and gardens.   What about your computer? Don’t you plan to do the same? … Continue reading

Improve your security series

I have seen in various forums and on Facebook some of these links used and I thought it would be handy to see them all in one post. So, here they are sorted in chronological order, each linked to the … Continue reading

Improve your security #6: Harden your Facebook account

Nowadays the social media life is a significant part of our every day lives. We must make sure that we keep this part of our lives under control. Failing to do so may have significant repercussions like identity stealing (somebody … Continue reading