FixMeStick's Weekly Cybersecurity Roundup: June 23rd – June 29th

FixMeStick's Weekly Cybersecurity Roundup: June 23rd – June 29th

Hello FixMeFans and StartMeStars! It’s time for this week’s edition of the Cybersecurity Roundup. We've got lots to cover!

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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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Staying Connected With Your Friends and Family May Be Easier Than You Thought

Spending time with friends and family is something that we all take for granted – it’s easy to get caught up with life, especially when factors like time and distance impact your ability to see other people. Rather than let these relationships pass you by, technology has come a long way when it comes down to how you can communicate with others.

How To Fix A Slow Computer 101

One of the most common questions people ask us over the years is how to speed up a slow computer. After all, having a computer that’s slow at startup or to open and run applications is frustrating no matter what you’re trying to do.

Today, we are introducing the first of our 3-part series on slow computer fixes. In this first part, we’ll focus on what to do if your computer is slow due to viruses. You can check out the rest of the blogs in this series below:

Slow Computer 202 – Speeding up a Cluttered Computer
Slow Computer 303 – Operating System Slowing You Down?

Up to 5.2 Million Guests Compromised in Recent Marriott International Breach

Amidst everything that is going on, scams and hacks have risen steadily since the onset of the coronavirus pandemic – but this doesn’t only apply to individuals targeted by scam campaigns, but also entire organizations. On March 31st, Marriott International released a statement that they suffered a data breach impacting up to 5.2 million individuals. Keep reading for everything you need to know about this.

Tips for Keeping Your Work Life Separate From Your Personal Life Online

Living in the age of the internet means many of us have the privilege of working from home. Until the current global pandemic is over, a lot of us are working from home.

Here at FixMeStick we have the luxury of running our operations from the comfort of our own homes throughout the COVID-19 lock down. We understand that it can be difficult to separate your digital work life from your online private life. Keep reading for tips to keep them separate!

Backing Up Your Personal Files, Just In Case

When it comes to using computers, the most frustrating thing is encountering an unexpected error and suddenly losing access to all your stored information – photos, applications, documents, all lost because of a single malfunction.

Should you back up your computer? For individuals who rely on the computer for storing any sort of valuable files, a malfunctioning computer can feel like the end of the world. Keep reading to learn how to avoid this.

Working from Home Made Safe

Working from home can be both a gift and a curse. While you’re able to escape the confines of your regular office space, your level of security tends to be a lot lower at home than at the office. Regardless of your location, you always want to be sure that your work is as safe as possible – free from any prying eyes. Here at FixMeStick, we’re dedicated to making sure your home work is just as secure as your office work, no matter where you are.

What You Can Do To Be More Environmentally Friendly

Environmental sustainability is a hot topic in many ways currently – and in celebration of Earth Hour, we’d like to provide some tips to make sure you know all the ins and outs of being tech-conscious AND environmentally friendly. Whether it be trying to reduce your carbon emissions by driving an eco friendly car, or simply going out of your way to compost or recycle, being environmentally friendly is an important part in keeping our planet healthy and clean!

Think You’re Protected with Chrome’s Incognito? Think Again!

If you’re a Google Chrome user, you might know that this web browser offers an incognito mode. When you browse online using Chrome incognito, it’s supposed to give you more privacy so your online identity can be concealed. This is similar to InPrivate in Microsoft Edge or a Private tab in Safari. Keep reading to learn more!