Try as we might to avoid it, let’s face it—we’re all going to need a lawyer at some point. When the time comes, there are a few basic principles that need to be respected. Attorney/client confidentiality is definitely one of them. But in this day and age, it’s not atypical for businesses and individuals to opt for digital correspondence rather than set up yet another (costly) consultation. But is that as secure? Read more
This week we scoured the internet for the most notorious legal cases brought against cyber criminals. Click the images below to read these fascinating stories! Read more
This week’s FixMeTip is dedicated to providing you with the resources you need to report cybercrime. Reporting abuses is an important part of fighting cybercrime– we all have to do our part! Read more
This week’s technology news round up is centered around helping you to avoid online romance scams and make the most of Valentine’s Day. Click on the images below to find out more!
This week’s FixMeTip is geared towards recognizing a “catfish”. A catfish is essentially a fake profile, someone professing online to be someone they are not. More broadly, catfishing refers to deceptive activity on the internet for nefarious purposes. In our blog post this week, we highlighted how these schemes are similar to other online scams—they work because they operate off of an assumption of trust. At FixMeStick, we’d like to keep you up to date on all kinds of online threats.
As we move into February, and closer to Valentine’s Day, you may be thinking about that special someone you’ve been chatting with on an online dating site. When excitement is running high, cyber criminals are working overtime to capitalize on increased activity on specific sites. Read more
How can you tell if you’re computer has been compromised or “hacked”? For both Mac and PC users, here are some tell-tale signs. If any of these seem familiar, you’re computer may already be compromised– it’s a great time to grab your FixMeStick and run a scan. Read more
We have all your January technology news, from cool new gadgets to predictions for even cooler gadgets! Check it out! Read more
The Internet of Things, or IoT as it has been affectionately termed, is a concept dating back to 1989– when the first internet connected toaster was unveiled. As you may have guessed by this origin story, IoT summarizes the idea that basically any device with an on/off switch has the potential to be connected to the internet.