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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Technology and Family Matters

You don’t have to be up to date on the latest technological trends to know that technology is changing family dynamics.

A recent article in the New Yorker entitled “Stop Googling. Let’s Talk” voices concerns about how the next generation– through years of practice– is adept at splitting their attention between conversations happening in real life (IRL) and those happening over text.

What You Need to Know: Phishing Scams

A phishing scam is when cybercriminals combine spam emails, social engineering, and malicious attachments to infiltrate your computer and steal your personal data. These emails will often masquerade as legitimate company emails, and will include an attachment to download or a hyperlink to a malicious website. These attachments are bundled with malware, and the sites frequently ask to input personal information. Keep reading to learn how to protect yourself.

How to Combat Online Fraud and Identity Theft

With the benefits of technology we can bank, shop, connect with friends and family, and so much more, all from the comfort of our own homes. However, with an increase in information sharing, comes an increase in nefarious activity. Online fraud is rapidly becoming one of the most widespread forms of cybercrime, and the number one trap used are phishing scams. Cybercriminals are getting smarter and it is becoming increasingly difficult to decipher the difference between a scam and a reputable company.

How to Solve the Curse of the Slow Computer

There’s nothing more frustrating than a slow computer. It takes twenty minutes to turn on, and every time you open your email, it takes ten minutes to load. It would make anyone want to throw their computer out the window. Viruses could be the culprit, and in that case running a FixMeStick scan will solve it, but after using the FixMeStick, you might find it unchanged. So what’s next?

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FixMeStick 33rd in PROFIT 500’s List of Canada’s Fastest-Growing Companies

When Montreal entrepreneurs Marty Algire and Corey Velan pitched their FixMeStick on CBC’s Dragon’simageedit_46_4318517770 Den in 2013, the dragons were eager to back the company. A bootable USB device that allows computer users to remove viruses on their own, the FixMeStick fills a distinct market niche between conventional virus-prevention security software and calling in a tech team.…