FixMeStick's Weekly Cybersecurity Round-Up: Mar 23rd - 29th

FixMeStick's Weekly Cybersecurity Round-Up: Mar 23rd - 29th

Hello FixMeFans and StartMeStars! It’s time for this week’s edition of the Cybersecurity Round-Up. We've got lots to cover! And remember to stay safe out there.

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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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How to Protect Yourself From Online Dating Scams

It’s Valentine’s Day, meaning it’s a great opportunity to gift that special someone the present of cyber security, which is truly the gift that keeps on giving. Although I’m sure many people are savvy with the ins and outs of protecting yourself from cyber scams and hackers, you may not be as familiar when it comes to scammers in the word of romance.

Worst Passwords of 2019

Coming up with a good password can leave a lot of us scratching our heads. It’s a lot of specific requirements, random characters, and it’s definitely a hassle we can all relate to. While opting for a simple password might seem like the easy way around it – you’re doing yourself more harm than good. 

While quick and simple passwords are easier to remember, it also makes it quicker and easier for hackers to crack and gain access to your accounts.

It’s Data Privacy Day! Are you taking the necessary steps in protecting yourself?

Each year, data breaches continue to spread and pop up in places we’d never expect, effectively exposing information to anyone willing to look. Whether it be government records, grocery store chains, or simply an individual’s consumer habits, all of us are affected by having our data exposed, and with Data Privacy Day coming up on January 28th, it’s definitely in your best interest to know exactly how your data is being tracked, and what you can do to secure yourself.

Using Windows 10? Microsoft Urging Individuals to Update After Security Vulnerability Found

Now that Microsoft has ended support for Windows 7, many people have made the decision to move onto Microsoft’s latest operating system, Windows 10. However, Windows users are not fully in the clear just yet – The US National Security Agency (NSA) has recently discovered a critical bug in the operating system, to which Microsoft has since released a patch to fix.

Free vs. Paid Antivirus

How to Choose Between Free and Paid Antivirus Software

The FixMeStick is the world’s best-selling virus removal device. But does that mean you no longer need antivirus software? The answer is No.

The FixMeStick works in partnership with antivirus. Think of antivirus as your everyday protection, like brushing your teeth, to make sure that most viruses stay out. However, inevitably threats get through and that’s why you need the FixMeStick! The FixMeStick is like going to the dentist once a year for a deep clean.

So we’ve determined that you need the FixMeStick and an antivirus program. But now the question is, should I pay for an antivirus software? In this article, we break down some of the differences between free and paid antivirus software so you can make a decision on which is best for you.

Is the StartMeStick Right for You?

Whether you’re looking for more privacy and security while online, or simply looking to replace your old, slow computer, the StartMeStick could be the answer if you’re looking for a fast, secure, and private online experience. So we’re here to answer all your questions about our new product so you understand what the StartMeStick does, and whether it’s the right fit for you.

How to Stay Safe While Shopping Online

Can you believe it’s December? The holidays are here and you’re bound to do some online shopping, and we don’t blame you. Over the past decade, the amount of activities we’re able to do on the internet has increased tenfold – its relatively easy and hassle-free, and just an overall convenience, but that doesn’t mean that there aren’t numerous risks associated with it.