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Protect yourself from Affordable Care Act phishing scams

With the Affordable Care Act going into effect tomorrow, be on the lookout for phishing scams. Cybercriminals will be trying to capitalize on the confusion surrounding the new law to find unsuspecting victims. Don't be tricked into revealing your personal or banking information. Learn how to protect yourself with 4 tips.
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DWDM: how colored light brings you more services

First, don’t be scared off by the name. Sure, Dense Wave Division Multiplexing (DWDM) sounds a little intimidating (and it’s… more...
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What you need to know about Chrome 25

If you use Google Chrome, you should know about the important new security updates and controls included in the newest… more...
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Why you need Internet security powered by award-winning F-Secure

If you don’t subscribe to TDS Internet Security or have Internet security software on your pc, you should really give it some thought—and not just because we sell it. Here’s why: The SANS Institute estimates that a new, unprotected computer connected to the Internet will be compromised in less than 3 days.
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Don’t get hooked by a phishing scam

We’re hearing that a few of our customers have received phishing phone calls (otherwise known as voice phishing or “vishing”). Most people know about phishing over email or pop-up message, but not everyone knows about vishing.
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Twitter hacked. Update your passwords.

At the end of last week Twitter announced it had been attacked by hackers and that up to 250,000 accounts… more...
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Java 7 Patch released from Oracle – Here’s what you need to do

Last week a critical security vulnerability was discovered within Oracle’s popular Java 7 Runtime Environment (JRE), affecting Java 7 Update… more...
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Smart Cyber Shopping – no data for deals

Ready. The Cyber Monday hype is in full swing and smart shoppers are compiling data to find the season’s best… more...
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Passwords– a big inconvenience or a lifesaver?

Creating passwords and then having to remember which one goes with which account can be a big hassle, let along making good ones. Our blogger recently came across this story by Webroot about creating strong passwords and thought it might be helpful to share.
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