Posts tagged "personal security"

Personal Cyber Security: Staying Safe In A Digital World

From January 2017 to September 2017, there were a total of 391 cyber security incidents (that we know of). Averaging over 40 incidents a month, it is critical that your personal cyber security is as strong as it can be. Not only will you benefit from increased personal cyber security but so will anyone in which […]

October 16, 2017 | Hannah Brandon | Views: 2645

3 Steps to Take After Your Personal Information is Compromised

On the TechRoots blog, we consistently report on data breaches very similar to the latest update on the OPM breach that went undetected for almost a year and compromised over 21 million individual records. We were going to push out another report yet again but thought, what for? These attacks, while the exploitation methods may […]

July 13, 2015 | Ashley Wheeler" class="author">Ashley Wheeler | Views: 4995

Is Firefox or Chrome More Secure?

Mozilla Firefox and Google Chrome are essentially the holy grail of web broswers used by, well, everyone. Currently, they are the two most popular web browsers. Despite their popularity, are they really secure? Even if you, like me, think you have nothing of value to share with hackers, believe it or not, your information is […]

March 14, 2014 | The Intern Program | Views: 7958

Why MasterCard, Visa Want Chip-and-PIN Credit Cards

As of today, MasterCard and Visa announced they created a working group focusing on improving payment security with an initial adoption of chip-and-PIN technology for credit cards. What does this mean? If you live in the US and haven’t done your research on this emerging technology, you’re not alone. However, the days you have left […]

March 7, 2014 | The Intern Program | Views: 3618

Do Facebook Privacy Settings Protect You from Facebook?

If we have a bad day, everyone needs to know about it. Stuck in traffic? You should probably complain about it via Twitter. Was the sunset pretty? Hurry! Make sure you post it to Instagram! Everyone feels the need to share milestones in their lives – college application letters, engagements, babies, job promotions, vacations, pictures […]

February 27, 2014 | The Intern Program | Views: 916