Author: Judith Bitterli

Talk About Online Security

It’s Time to Have “The Talk” About the Internet: 7 Conversation-Starters for Staying Much Safer Online With Safer Internet Day upon us, it’s time to have “The Talk.” The internet talk, that is. What’s the internet talk? It’s a candid conversation about how safe we’re really being when we go online, as opposed to how […]

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Online Wedding

Digital Marriage—Making Sure Your Online Wedding is Safe and Secure Love finds a way. Even in a pandemic.  Across this year and last, a growing number of couples are sticking to their wedding dates as planned, yet with a twist—they’re holding them online. Whether to comply with local guidance, accommodate friends and family who cannot […]

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Digital You

New Year, New Digital You: Consumer Security Findings from McAfee’s Latest Report  2020 was a year unlike any other. We transitioned from the corporate office to the home office, participated in distance learning, and figured out how to communicate with one another from afar. We sought out new forms of entertainment by streaming countless movies and TV […]

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Digital babies

The Connected Lives of Babies: Protecting Their First Footprints in the Digital World A baby can leave their first internet footprints even before they’re born. The fact is that children start creating an identity online before they even put a little pinky on a device, let alone come home for the first time. That “Hello, […]

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Holiday Video Chat

  The Connected Lives of Babies: Protecting Their First Footprints in the Digital World, Part Two Picture an infant with a credit card. In her name. With a $10,000 limit. Well, it happens. As recent as 2017, it was estimated that more than 1 million children in the U.S. were victims of identity theft. Of […]

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Digital from birth

The Connected Lives of Babies: Protecting The First Footprints in the Digital World, Part One A baby can leave their first footprints internet even before they’re born. The fact is that children start creating an identity online before they even put a little pinky on a device, let alone come home for the first time. […]

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Looking Ahead to 2021: The Things We’ll Carry Forward Right now, I’m thinking about how my life changed in 2020. Not so much in the sweeping and upending ways. More in the little ways. I’m thinking about the coping ways. The cobble-it-all-together ways. The little changes to make things work ways. There were plenty.  Now, […]

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Holiday Video Chat

Zooming with the Grandkids, Nieces, and Nephews: Five Free and Easy Video Chat Apps for the Holidays All the kids are doing it, and so can you. If you haven’t hopped onto a video chat with the family yet, the holidays are a great time to give it a whirl. While there are plenty of […]

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Holiday Shopping Online

‘Sleigh’ Holiday Shopping by Protecting Your Online Security And just like that, the holiday shopping season is among us! Like consumers everywhere, you may be trying to plan ahead when it comes to picking out gifts for your friends and family, scouring far and wide to cross items off your list. This year, however, will […]

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Using broadband internet

Thankful for broadband internet, and hopeful for much more    Where would we be without our internet this year?  We’ve shopped, worked, studied and taught, job hunted, and cared for each other online this year in ways we haven’t before—not to mention entertained ourselves plenty too. As so many of us have faced challenges and outright adversity this year, it’s difficult to imagine what this year […]

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U.S. Elections

  Election 2020: Keep on the Lookout for Fake News Before and After the Election As the news and conversations leading up to Election Day intensify, and with early voting already in full swing, the flood of misinformation and outright disinformation online continues—and will undoubtedly continue in the days after as the results are tabulated […]

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5G

5G and the IoT: A Look Ahead at What’s Next for Your Home and Community October is Cybersecurity Awareness Month, which is led by the U.S. government’s Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) in conjunction with the National Cyber Security Alliance (NCSA)—a national non-profit focused on cybersecurity education & awareness. McAfee is pleased to announce […]

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Healthcare from Smartphone

Seven Tips for Protecting Your Internet-Connected Healthcare Devices: Cybersecurity Awareness Month October is Cybersecurity Awareness Month, which is led by the U.S. government’s Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) in conjunction with the National Cyber Security Alliance (NCSA)—a national non-profit focused on cybersecurity education & awareness. McAfee is pleased to announce that we’re a proud […]

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Election 2020 – How to Spot Phony Deepfake Videos this Election Maybe you’ve seen videos where Robert Downey Jr. and other cast members of The Avengers follow the yellow brick road after they swap faces with the cast of 1939’s The Wizard of Oz. Or how about any of the umpteen videos where the face […]

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Protect Your Vote

Election 2020 – Fake Election Websites: Five Tips So You Don’t Get Fooled When you spot a .GOV web domain tacked onto the end of a U.S. election website, that’s a strong sign you can turn to it for trustworthy election information. However, the overwhelming majority of local county election websites fail to use the […]

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Protect Your Vote

Election 2020 – Keep Misinformation from Undermining the Vote On September 22nd, the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) issued an advisory about the potential threat from foreign actors and cybercriminals attempting to spread false information. Their joint public service announcement makes a direct statement regarding how this […]

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fake news

Spot Fake News and Misinformation in Your Social Media Feed Where do you get your news? There’s a good chance much of it comes from social media. In 2019, Pew Research found that 55% of American adults said they get their news from social media either “often” or “sometimes,” which is an 8% rise over […]

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Elections 2020

Election 2020 – Five Tips to Secure a Mail-In Ballot That Counts Forecasts predict that roughly 80 million votes will get cast by mail-in ballots—double the number cast by mail in the 2016 election. Here are a couple tips to make sure your vote counts for the 2020 election. Smart use of the internet will […]

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apps that track

Career change? Cybersecurity companies are hiring. If you’re thinking career change or career shift, there’s a field that has an estimated 4 million jobs open. Cybersecurity. According to survey and research data from the International Cybersecurity Organization (ICS)2, there’s a cybersecurity workforce gap—a terrifically high volume of jobs left unfilled. Published in 2019, the gap […]

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Elections 2020

U.S. Election 2020 – Don’t Let COVID-19 Misinformation Suppress Your Vote   In the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic, another pandemic of sorts took root—this one an “infodemic.” Whether designed to mislead, instill fear, capitalize on crank remedies, or push phony cures that caused harm or worse, millions of outright false stories about COVID-19 proliferated […]

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Teaching Kids Internet Safety

The First Smartphone for Free-Ranging Kids In an earlier article, we took a look at smartphone alternatives for free-ranging kids. Next up is the follow-on conversation … the time you give them their first, fully functional smartphone—and how to manage having it in your lives. For children, learning to use a first smartphone is just […]

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