FixMeStick's Weekly Cybersecurity Round-Up: Sept 9th - 15th

FixMeStick's Weekly Cybersecurity Round-Up: Sept 9th - 15th

It's weekly round-up time! Catch up on all the latest cybersecurity news to stay cyber-savvy this fall FixMeFans.

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Internet Safety Tips

Internet Safety Tips

If you use the internet to do everything from online shopping to keeping in touch with friends, check out these everyday tips for staying safe online.

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How to Speed up a Slow Computer

How to Speed up a Slow Computer

Does your computer take 20 minutes to turn on and even more time to open an email? Check out these tips on how to speed up a slow computer!

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Breach Alert: Over 200 million Facebook Users’ Phone Numbers Exposed

A database containing the phone numbers of hundreds of millions of Facebook users has been found on the internet, easily accessible to the public. It was discovered by a researcher working for the non-profit company – GDI Foundation. This database contains telephone numbers of millions of Facebook users. And it was unprotected, meaning anyone with…

Windows 10 Tips to Make Your Life Easier

Ever since Microsoft announced the end-of-support for Windows 7, numerous organizations and regular Windows 7 users have been updating their system to Windows 10. Remember, even if you have Windows 7 FixMeStick will still be compatible, but Microsoft will no longer release security updates for Windows 7 so you’ll want to use your FixMeStick regularly. Learn more about the change here. Keep reading for our best Windows 10 tips!

6 Signs You May Be Speaking With a Tech Support Scam

Recently, the cybersecurity world was shocked by the exposure of a tech support scam that allegedly conned elderly folks out of over $1.3 million dollars. The 3 hackers, who were charged with running the scam, targeted older populations by using threatening pop-ups and pretending to be the technical support staff at large computer companies. Keep reading to learn how to tell if you’re speaking with FixMeStick or a tech support scam.

You Graduated to Internet Safety 202

This is part II in a series of blog posts we have written about Internet Safety. Let us know in the comments if you like these articles. Plus if you haven’t read the other articles, you can check them out below.

Part I: Polish Up Your Internet Safety Skills

Part III: 5 More Internet Safety Tips for the Everyday User

In our previous internet safety article we gave you some tips to polish up your Internet safety skills. We also asked what you do to stay safe online and received a host of helpful comments. We’ve summarized your best tips below in what we’re calling “Internet Safety 202.”

Cybersecurity from A to Z

Often we get asked to breakdown cybersecurity information using more lay-man’s terms. FixMeStick is designed to be an easy-to-use solution, so we don’t want you to have to jump through hoops to understand things. That’s why we created this handy glossary of terms.

Think we missed something? Leave it in the comments below so we can add it!

How Does your Country Rank in Terms of “Digital Quality of Life”?

A recent study, carried out in 65 countries, covering 5.5 billion people looks to rank country’s digital quality of life based on 6 critical criteria:

  1. The speed of internet connectivity
  2. Internet affordability
  3. Cybersecurity of a country
  4. The availability of data protection laws
  5. E-Government services availability
  6. Global content access

Keep reading to check out where your country ranks.