Category: Privacy

Protecting Your Privacy

Protecting Your Privacy

How do you know if your privacy is being protected? Privacy policy–Before submitting your name, email address, or other personal information on a website, look for the site’s privacy policy. This policy should state how the information will be used and whether or not the information will be distributed to other organizations. Companies sometimes share

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Securely Erasing Files

Securely Erasing Files

Where do deleted files go? When you delete a file, depending on your operating system and your settings, it may be transferred to your trash or recycle bin. This “holding area” essentially protects you from yourself —if you accidentally delete a file, you can easily restore it. However, you may have experienced the panic that

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Phishing

Phishing

What is Phishing? Phishing is a way for criminals to attempt to steal sensitive information, such as credit card details, online banking credentials, business passphrases or passwords. This is done by sending fraudulent messages, usually via electronic mail, which are sometimes referred to as ‘lures’. Phishing emails are designed to appear that they come from

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