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Multi Factor Authentication: What is it and why you should use it

Multi Factor Authentication: What is it and why you should use it

It may sound complicated but Multi Factor Authentication (MFA) is not only simple, it is becoming necessary in an increasingly digital world. What is it? To log in to to any digital platform, you are required to provide something to identify yourself as the owner of the account. Usually this consists of a unique identifier such as a username (or email

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6 Best Movies about Social Media

6 Best Movies about Social Media

Our daily lives are so intertwined with technology that you’d be hard pressed to find a current movie that doesn’t feature some kind of social media, digital device or online interaction. Much like anything in real life, the portrayal of these things on the big screen are not always realistic.  If you are trying to learn more about how social

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Digital Citizenship

Digital Citizenship

The great thing about the internet is that anyone can use it, even with limited resources. The troubling thing about the internet is that anyone can use it, even with limited rules on conduct and behaviour. Your identity online should be an extension of who you are in real life. Unfortunately, when you remove the face-to-face contact, some of the

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Safeguard your email account from hackers

Safeguard your email account from hackers

At least once a month I get a strange email from one of my contacts. Sometimes it is a link which is masked as a funny article I must look at. Sometimes it is a plea to send $1000 immediately to Costa Rica because they are stranded there with their family. How and why does this happen? There are two

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The 4 Things You Must Do To Protect Your Data

The 4 Things You Must Do To Protect Your Data

It has been over a year since Edward Snowden outed the NSA for secretly spying on people using their digital data. This was a real eye-opener to the public, who once assumed much of their online information was safe. When we consider how much we do online these days (banking, bills, shopping, social networks), it is scary to think any

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O come all ye faithful online shoppers

O come all ye faithful online shoppers

It’s that time again! The countdown to the holidays. For many that means taking to the internet for their shopping. Personally, with so many relatives in other cities, I love online shopping! Free shipping, free wrapping, and I know my gifts get to their destination. BUT like all things online, you are entering your personal information in to their websites

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