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Multi-Factor Authentication and Why It’s a Cybersecurity Essential

When it comes to your passwords, everyone knows the do’s and don’ts of maintaining basic online security: keep your password at least 8 characters long, include some numbers and symbols – it’s pretty straightforward, but it’s not the only thing you can do for your cybersecurity.

There are several ways in which cybercriminals are able to get your passwords. Whether it be through malware, stealing, or simply guessing, cybercriminals are getting better and better at cracking your codes. This is where multi-factor authentication comes in!

Everything You Need to Know About the Blue Screen of Death (BSOD)

We’ve all had many computers in our lifetime, and perhaps quite a few that died with the blue (or sometimes black) screen of death (BSOD)

If you’re unfamiliar with the blue/black screen of death, just know that it refers to the color of the background of your monitor display when you turn on the computer. Instead of seeing your operating system like Windows 10 loading up, you will see a blue or black background with some white text written on it.

This Netflix Scam Might Be More Convincing Than You Think

If you spend a lot of time on the internet, you’ve probably seen these Netflix phishing scams.

While Netflix scams have been circulating the internet for quite some time now, this scam is deceptive enough to not only bypass spam filters but even trick some more tech-savvy individuals into parting with their credit card details.

Remote Learning and Laptop Shortages

Laptop Shortages due to COVID-19

With September around the corner, many students are making preparations to start a new academic year. In these times of COVID-19, the back-to-school season will look very different for many.

For one, with so many schools embracing remote or distance learning, technology such as laptops have been in high demand. As a result, many retail stores and computer sellers are facing a shortage of laptops.

2019’s Worst Passwords & Tips For Better Ones

Coming up with a good password can leave a lot of us scratching our heads. A lot of specific requirements and random characters – 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. Quick and simple passwords are always easier to remember, but it also makes it quicker and easier for hackers to crack and gain access to your accounts.

If you’re concerned that your passwords aren’t strong enough, here’s a list of 2019’s worst passwords to give you an idea of what not to pick as your password, plus some pointers on maximizing your password’s strength