5 Tricky Tax Season Scams and How to Avoid Them

You know the only saying “Nothing is certain but death and taxes”? Seems pretty clear that the saying could be amended to “Nothing is certain but death and tax season scams” and it would still hold true. Nowadays, the frustration of trying to figure out who your dependants are and what your deductible will be are only a part of tax season woes. Tax related … Continue reading 5 Tricky Tax Season Scams and How to Avoid Them

The Hidden Dangers in Smart Cities + 5 Bonus Tips to Secure Your IoT Devices

How does the idea of a smart city sound to you? The term might conjure up images of “Jetsons”-like flying cars whizzing by. Or maybe you’re envisioning something a bit darker but technologically dazzling a la Minority Report. Sorry to burst your bubble, but smart cities, as cool as they are, aren’t all that futuristic and there are already lots of them all around the … Continue reading The Hidden Dangers in Smart Cities + 5 Bonus Tips to Secure Your IoT Devices

Sick of Being Tracked? 7 Tips to Stop Internet Tracking

Guess what – You’re being tracked. Is that news to you? Well it shouldn’t be. If you use the internet (which it sure seems you do, because you’re reading this right now), you have to know that every time you visit any website, you’re being tracked because of cookies (Yum, right? Er…no). Cookies are small packets of data that collect information about you to enhance … Continue reading Sick of Being Tracked? 7 Tips to Stop Internet Tracking

Simple Tips to Spotting Evil Apps

Mobile devices have come a long way. We mean a reeeallly long way. In but a few short years they have gone from “nice to have but not so essential” gadgets to “OMG I can’t function without it” life savers. These chocolate bar-sized devices hold more information than most 3 year old desktop computers and glued to our sides day and night, they contain all … Continue reading Simple Tips to Spotting Evil Apps

One Phish, Two Phish, Red Phish…Spear Phish?

Who doesn’t love a good fishing trip? Go ahead, picture the scene: it’s just you, some cold ones and your boat, sailing along in the middle of a placid silver-blue lake. But wait! What’s that grabbing hold of your line, tugging as if it’s the master and you’re the one getting caught? Well, guess what? When it comes to phishing, you’re the one being reeled … Continue reading One Phish, Two Phish, Red Phish…Spear Phish?

Fake News Flash – Think Before you Share!

It’s been a full fifteen minutes since you last checked your Facebook account (oh, the self restraint!) and the part of your brain that allows your fingers to seamlessly, unconsciously hit that app on your smartphone does it again. There you are, mindlessly staring at your Facebook feed, when – Bam! “North Korea nuked Russia??” “Obama, in his last move of his presidency is granting … Continue reading Fake News Flash – Think Before you Share!