Do you need Anti-Virus/Anti-Malware programs on your Mac?

Do you need Anti-Virus/Anti-Malware programs on your Mac?

Well I suppose it really depends on you and exactly what you do, or maybe it really doesn’t? Are you the kind of person who constantly and wildly installs and runs random programs they come across? Or are you the kind of person to come across an application and do a quick google search first?

Hard-core and constant Mac users sometimes claim that malware scanners offer a lot more potential harm than they do good, especially considering the massive lack of malware apps for OS X. However, this statement contradicts those who may not have the ability to avoid all potential avenues of attack and infection on their systems.

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Basic Tips to Secure Your Smartphone

Basic Tips to Secure Your Smartphone

Smartphones have now become a major necessity for many people whenever they want to maintain contact with their loved ones and friends. But when these major necessities have been lost or stolen, your personal security is always at risk. All important information saved in your Smartphone can have the tendency to be used illegally with your identity being used by the person who have stolen or found your phone.

But these worries are sure to be minimized or eliminated when you follow the security features of your phone. If you are one of those who want to keep their Smartphone secure, then do the following tips:

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LastPass – your personal password vault

LastPass – your personal password vault

 

We are plagued by the necessity to have a multitude of passwords. Some sites have basic complexity requirements and others do not. Some require you to change your password on a regular basis. Keeping track of all these passwords can be a nightmare. LastPass is a personal password vault that helps make your web browsing easier and more secure.

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Mortgage Fraud, one of the fastest growing financial crimes. Check out these prevention tips.

Mortgage Fraud, one of the fastest growing financial crimes. Check out these prevention tips.

Mortgage fraud is one of the fastest growing financial crimes! In 2011/2012, mortgages, the largest portion of household debt, were at about $8 trillion in the US, £140 billion in the UK, and $1 trillion in Canada. The portion representing mortgage fraud was an estimated $35 billion worth in the US, £1 billion in the UK, and $400 million in Canada.

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Data Loss Prevention Tips. Stop Being a Firefighter!

Data Loss Prevention Tips. Stop Being a Firefighter!

I have observed that many people take technology for granted. They expect it to simply work when they need it and they become shocked when something goes wrong. One of the worst things that can happen to anyone is to lose data (precious memories in the form of photos or videos, notes/plans, school or business work, client lists, accounting information, contacts, etc). Just like I encourage corporations to do fireproofing versus firefighting, the same goes for everyone in their personal everyday lives. Here is a very basic list to help prevent data loss (which can also occur due to data corruption).

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