Protect yourself online this Data Privacy Day

BBB gives advice on protecting your identity and personal data Wednesday, Jan. 28 is Data Privacy Day, an annual event created seven years ago by the National Cyber Security Alliance to empower and educate people to protect their privacy and control their digital footprint. In 2013, the Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3) received nearly 270,000 complaints related to online…

Heartbleed: what you should know to protect yourself

You might be tired of hearing about online security threats, but there is one you really should pay attention to: Heartbleed. It’s not a virus or a case of hacking, but a two-year-old coding mistake that was just discovered. A friend of mine compares it to banks discovering their vaults were unlocked for two years. You don’t…

Cyber Monday shoppers: Get the real deal and avoid online crooks

Today is “Cyber Monday,” a day for folks who like to find good deals, but don’t want to fight the Black Friday crowds. Shopping online is convenient and there are a lot of good deals to be found, but there are also risks to shopping online.  It opens shoppers up to attacks from scammers and…

Better protect your privacy online

In a recent article from The New York Times, researchers guesstimate “it would take about a month for Internet users to read the privacy policies of all the websites they visit in a year.” To help protect yourself and your privacy there are a few things you can do to “muddy your tracks on the…