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Romance Scammers Are After More Than Hearts This Valentine’s Day

February 7th, 2024 Posted by Life and Culture, Security & Surveillance, Technology 0 thoughts on “Romance Scammers Are After More Than Hearts This Valentine’s Day”

“Hold on to your heart and your personal info before you take the leap! “

Glenn Baruck, The eDot Family of Companies

With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, love is in the air – but so are romance scams. In our digital world, where “love” connections are made online, it’s essential to be vigilant against fraudulent schemes that prey on romantic aspirations. From fake profiles to elaborate ploys, these scams can lead to financial loss and emotional distress for unsuspecting victims. In this article by Bree Fowler for cnet.com, Bree exposes the tactics used by scammers and provides tips on how to protect yourself and your loved ones from falling victim to Valentine’s Day romance scams.

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How To Upgrade Your Home Office For 2024

February 5th, 2024 Posted by Employment, Life and Culture, Security & Surveillance, Small and Medium-Sized Businesses (SMBs), Technology 0 thoughts on “How To Upgrade Your Home Office For 2024”

“No longer an afterthought, home offices are now serious workspaces and deserve your attention.”

Glenn Baruck, The eDot Family of Companies

Are you ready to take your home office setup to the next level in 2024? As remote work continues to evolve, so do the demands on our workspaces. In a recent Forbes article by Senior Contributor William Arruda, discover insightful tips on upgrading your home office for maximum productivity and comfort. From ergonomic furniture choices to optimizing lighting and technology integration, this guide offers practical advice to create a workspace tailored to your needs. Say goodbye to distractions and hello to a more efficient and enjoyable work environment with these expert tips.

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The best Apple product you aren’t using

January 25th, 2024 Posted by Life and Culture, Security & Surveillance, Small and Medium-Sized Businesses (SMBs), Technology 0 thoughts on “The best Apple product you aren’t using”

“If you’re an Apple user, this is likely the best security feature you are not using! “

Glenn Baruck, The eDot Family of Companies

As we all become more deeply embedded in technology, privacy concerns loom large, especially regarding email addresses and spam. Apple, known for its commitment to user privacy, introduced a new feature, “Hide My Email,” to address these concerns. This innovative tool allows users to generate unique, random email addresses to safeguard their personal information while still receiving important communications. Originally only 99 cents, Apple’s “Hide My Email” represents a proactive step towards enhancing online privacy and combating spam, empowering users with greater control over their digital identities. Best of all, it is now FREE with iOS 15 and beyond. Learn more in this informative piece by Michael Grothaus for fastcompany.com.

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What Is Data Privacy & Why Is It Important?

January 22nd, 2024 Posted by Life and Culture, Security & Surveillance, Small and Medium-Sized Businesses (SMBs), Technology 0 thoughts on “What Is Data Privacy & Why Is It Important?”

“It’s Data Privacy Week; time for a refresher on data privacy and security from one of the best.”

Glenn Baruck, The eDot Family of Companies

Data privacy has become increasingly crucial in an era dominated by digital advancements. As we navigate the interconnected landscape of the internet, understanding what data privacy entails and why it holds such significance is paramount. In this article, Dashlane, a leading player in the cybersecurity realm, delves into this critical subject, shedding light on the intricacies that define our online security. As a bonus, Dashlane also defines three essential types of data protection while clarifying the difference between data privacy and data security.  

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Hackers impersonating hotels on Booking.com launch aggressive phishing campaign

January 17th, 2024 Posted by Life and Culture, Security & Surveillance, Small and Medium-Sized Businesses (SMBs), Technology 0 thoughts on “Hackers impersonating hotels on Booking.com launch aggressive phishing campaign”

“Planning work or personal travel? Before you give out your information, beware of this new phishing campaign!”

Glenn Baruck, Chicago Voice and Data

It’s peak travel season, and in an alarming revelation, cybersecurity experts have uncovered a sophisticated phishing campaign targeting users of the popular travel platform Booking.com. According to reports, hackers are employing a clever tactic by impersonating hotels on the website, luring unsuspecting travelers into a web of deceit. This aggressive cyber-attack raises serious concerns about the security of personal information and payment details for those planning their accommodations online. As the sophistication of hackers increases, robust cybersecurity measures become more imperative than ever to safeguard users from such malicious endeavors.

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Digital fatigue is increasing cyber risks in modern workplaces

January 16th, 2024 Posted by Life and Culture, Security & Surveillance, Small and Medium-Sized Businesses (SMBs), Technology 0 thoughts on “Digital fatigue is increasing cyber risks in modern workplaces”

“While digital tools continue to improve our productivity, don’t sleep on the risk of Digital Fatigue.”

Glenn Baruck, The eDot Family of Companies

Whether in the office or at home, in the contemporary workplace, the prevalence of digital tools has revolutionized how we work. However, this continuous digital transformation comes with a hidden challenge – digital fatigue. A recent article penned by the Security Staff at securitymagaxine.com explores how digital fatigue is rising and its implications for cyber risks. As companies and organizations increasingly rely on digital platforms, understanding and addressing the impact of digital fatigue is crucial in maintaining a secure and resilient work environment.

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