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Keeping safe online during this holiday shopping season

Millions of Americans have already begun shopping for the holiday season at online retail shops large and small. Also online are scores of bad actors and theives looking to exploit shoppers by stealing their payment information and even identities. It is estimated that a total of $1.3 billion was lost to online scams and the FBI’s Internet Crime Complaint Center Continue Reading...
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MacOS High Sierra flaw allows anyone to log into root account with blank password

As far as personal computer vulnerbilities go, this is probably high on the list in terms of severity. On Monday, a Turkish software developer by the name of Lemi Orhan Ergin publicly posted of what he called “huge security issue” on Twitter (it should be noted there were conversations about this flaw on Apple’s own developer support forum several weeks Continue Reading...
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Wi-Fi privacy at risk with WPA2 ‘KRACK’ vulnerability

If you have been following the news this week, you may have seen mention of the ‘KRACK’ vulnerability that has come to light. In short, KRACK can allow attackers to intercept a good portion of what you’re doing online over Wi-Fi, even if your wireless network is protected using the WPA and WPA2 protocols (which are perhaps the most common). Continue Reading...
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The internet safety checklist: are you in compliance?

The internet, much like the real world, is a big place filled with interesting things. There’s much to see, much to learn, and much to do. It can connect you with people on the other side of the globe or help you launch a business. And like the real world, you must learn to keep yourself safe, because cyber crime Continue Reading...
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Equifax data breach: yet another reminder that businesses must put IT security at the forefront of their minds

Last week, news broke that credit bureau Equifax experienced a monumental data breach. The Federal Trade Commission reports that 143 million American consumers had extremely sensitive personal information leaked – the likes of social security numbers, addresses, driver’s license numbers, phone numbers, and even credit card numbers. For consumers affected, it’s yet another hassle. For Equifax, it’s a nightmare of Continue Reading...
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Reducing your exposure to malware online

There’s a good chance that at some point or another you’ve dealth with malware online. From basic spam redirects to much more elaborate ransomware schemes, there’s no shortage of infections your computer can get out there on the web. So how do you reduce your potential exposure to these infections? Certainly, there are a few steps you can take. And Continue Reading...
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The importance of keeping your software up to date

Take a look at the software you use every day. When is the last time you’ve updated it? For many, keeping software up to date is not a priority – because as some say, “If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.” Our technical support team runs into all types of software when troubleshooting with customers, and it’s not at all Continue Reading...
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Managing your passwords the right way

Passwords. You probably have a significant number of them. One for your Facebook. Another for email. Yet another one to log into your bank account. How does one effectively manage all of his/her passwords? It can be a complex undertaking – especially keeping track of which password is used for each service. But there is a way to keep organized, Continue Reading...
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Keeping your email account secure

As 2016 wraps up, we would just like to remind you to please take steps to ensure that your email accounts stay safe and secure in the new year. 1. Please remember that we here at Meganet will never send you an email asking you for your password. Nor will we ever send you link asking you to update your Continue Reading...
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Three Things To Consider When Changing Your Firewall

Technology is constantly changing. Consumers and business alike often want the “latest and greatest” when it comes to hardware and software, but this is often particularly true when it comes to the security companies need to put into place to protect their networks and data. Firewall technology has been a staple on computer networks for years, and businesses are always Continue Reading...
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