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How To Disable Those Annoying Facebook Voting Reminders

Are VPNs Secure?

In this article I am asking and answering one simple question. Are VPNs secure? First let's get something out of the way. You have a right to secure your online communications and to make them as safe and private as possible. Your security and privacy is important. You are always at risk of your private information being breached. Who might be listening and interested in your data?

It isn't enough to say that you have nothing to hide. The fact is that you do have things to hide. Things that you say in confidence, your contact information, your banking information, and and your passwords are just some of the things that you might want to hide. If you aren't paying attention to your privacy then you are throwing your personal information out there for anyone to see. If you aren't paying attention to your security then you are leaving the doors wide open for third parties to walk right in and access your information. I say a…

How to Protect Yourself from COVID-19 Scams

2020 has been quite a whirlwind for all of us. A global pandemic? Nationwide quarantines happening all over the world? This all seems like something out of a movie. But the truth is that all of this is a part of our new reality. This is a new reality that we all share and have to navigate the best way that we can.

Though all of this has brought out the best in many people it has unfortunately also brought out the opportunism in some. Both the WHO and Secret Service has issued these warnings:

COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Phishing AlertBeware of Criminals Pretending to be WHOThere are investigations into hoarding or price-gouging nationwide, and many more fraud investigations underway. The scammers are coming out of the woodwork. What are they after? Your money.Your information.What do these scams look like? There are many ways a scammer might reach out to you but here is one example. You get a phone call. The number looks legit. When you answer they claim to be from a hospital and tell you t…