May 16, 2020

Tips to Help You Disappear from the Internet

Do you sometimes worry there is too much information “out there” about you? I realize it is very difficult to actually disappear from the internet but you can try to reduce the amount of information.  I often advise people to keep a low profile in their social media and not reveal too much as someone may take advantage.  The infographic below provides some helpful tips.       Image by Free-Photos from Pixabay

Money Mondays: How to Avoid getting Fooled by Phishing Scams

This post is by Bernie Carr, I got a notification that there is a phishing scam that looks so convincing even the techie folks at my job were taken in.  In this particular case, the email was created to look like it came from technical support, and it was letting everyone know “your computer is infected with a virus.”  The email then instructs the recipient to click on a link to get the fix. How does phishing work? Phishing […]

How to Prevent Fake News from Turning Into Identity Theft

Many people think “fake news” is usually those crazy stories you see on social media and never really consider how these wild stories can affect them personally.   I can tell you the fake news being spread in our neighborhood very recently did not seem all that crazy.   A couple of weeks ago, a letter from “Solid Waste Management” was left in the mailbox of many of our neighbors.  The letter was advising people that they left unacceptable items in their […]

Can the Internet Collapse? “Broken Web” Explains

  I just finished reading the book “Broken Web The Coming Collapse of the Internet” by George A. Ure, who runs the widely popular UrbanSurvival website. Before I go into my review, a quick background story.  To be honest with you, the book was on my “read sometime in 2013” list, but I had not planned on reading it right away.  Until I lost my home internet connection for two and a half weeks that is.  That’s right, the last […]

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