Hurricane/Tropical Storm Harvey Survivor’s Guilt

This article is reprinted from CultureMap Houston   I feel guilty just writing this. Hurricane Harvey came to Houston, and my home and family and I are fine. On the Thursday before the storm, my husband told me that his office would be closed the next day, and probably the following Monday. “This is so stupid,” I […]

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How to Maintain Great Credit

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Using Technology to Make your Brain Stronger

Using Technology to Make your Brain Stronger     Have a tablet/iPad? Put puzzles together No need to use web browsers (Chrome, FireFox, etc), use the actual app – you can load the app on your computer with Windows 10 Free app of the week – normally a fee based app – you can get […]

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Avoid Identity Theft; Learn How to Recognize Phishing Scams

Avoid Identity Theft; Learn How to Recognize Phishing Scams A good general rule: Don’t give out personal information based on an unsolicited email request. It’s called “phishing” because thieves attempt to lure you into the scam mainly through impersonations. The scam may claim to be from a friend, a company with whom you do business, […]

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YAHOO related accounts 1 billion+ COMPROMISED

   inShare1 August 2013 an unauthorized party stole the data of more than 1 billion YAHOO related accounts, not just 500 million that we reported back on September 22nd.  Yahoo’s chief security officer Bob Lord said in a statement yesterday “We have not been able to identify the intrusion associated with this theft.” SHOULD I […]

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3 rules to keeping your data safe in the cloud

If you’re using any kind of cloud application (and these days, who isn’t?), you are right to be concerned about data privacy and security. The company hosting your data is ultimately responsible for keeping hackers out of THEIR network, but most cloud breaches are due to USER ERROR. So it’s important that you, the user, […]

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Caution on your next appliance purchase – SMART doesn’t make RIGHT

On Friday OCT 21st, multiple highly calculated Distributed Denial Of Service (DDOS) attacks were launched against DYN, a major company involved with the routing of internet traffic.  Some of the larger clients affected by this were Twitter, Amazon, Netflix and PayPal.   A Denial Of Service attack is simply where a number of devices simultaneously generate an unbelievable amount of […]

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