Heads Up! Watch For Amazon Scams During The Holidays

The holiday season may be over now, but it won't be long before we find ourselves gearing up for the Amazon-ordering, gift-box wrapping extravaganza that dominates most people's households during the the final months of the year. It's a magical time, but there are some things that you should be on the lookout for when making purchases for a music-lover, especially now that online shopping is a truly legitimate alternative shopping outlet that is looking to replace brick-and-mortar stores.

Should You Be Worried About Breaches?

Good question. The answer is absolutely yes.

It might seem like a no brainer, but there is a bit more to this than meets the eye. Breaches occur for a variety of reasons, and the information that is stolen or compromised usually varies as well. Sometimes it's just contact information such as emails, names, phone numbers, or addresses.

Why you shouldn’t use public charging kiosks

Smartphones have become a vital part of modern life. And as we spend more time on these gadgets, the likelihood of needing to recharge them while on the go increases. When your phone’s juice runs out and you’re nowhere near your charger, a public charging kiosk can look pretty promising. But what you might not […]

Updates: They’re For Phones, Too

Computers, regardless of shape, size, or form factor, are incredibly complex by nature. The product that the end user experiences often belies the complexity, particularly in regards to the operating system and the quantity of applications installed on it.

The Things You Don’t See

We've talked about privacy a lot in this newsletter, and as a major player in the social media and data aggregation industry, Facebook has naturally been a common topic. Many people do not seem to be terribly concerned about the rampant data collection that takes place every second you spend using online services or internet-connected devices.

Why small businesses should consider business intelligence

For years, big companies have been harnessing the power of business intelligence (BI) to improve business performance. And for them, paying experts to analyze large data sets is no issue. It’s different with small- and medium-sized businesses (SMBs). SMBs also store large volumes of data, but many are wary of spending too much on BI. […]

Two-step and two-factor authentication: What’s the difference?

Every business should have a strong cybersecurity posture to keep cybercriminals from infiltrating their network. One way to do this is by implementing a strict authentication process using two-step or two-factor authentication. These two processes are so similar that many confuse one with the other. Learn the difference between the two and how you can […]

Not All Notifications Are Created Equal

Pop-up fatigue: it's something that we all deal with. No matter where you're browsing on the internet or what you're doing, it seems like there is always an endless barrage of things to click through. Allow notifications, sign up for our newsletter, full-screen banner ads that take up the entire webpage-- forcing you to hunt for the obscure [x] in the corner that will allow you to see the content that you actually came for.

En Route to the Digital Dark Ages

We don't often talk about it, but we as a society are really moving through uncharted territory. We've become so acclimated to digital technology playing a huge role in every facet of our lives, that we often forget that we are exploring a cultural and legal "frontier" that is largely uncharted as of yet.