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Differences and Dangers When Shopping: Real World vs. Online

Online shopping has opened up worlds of convenience for busy mothers. Being able to purchase goods with the click of a mouse button means less time getting rebellious kids dressed, wrestling them into the car, and trying to keep them placated during the long drive to and from the department


Guidelines for strong online passwords

Criminals are after your passwords so that they can gain access to your bank accounts, social networking sites, and generally steal by impersonating you online. Here we will examine ways of strengthening your passwords to protect against brute-force attacks.


What is Data Encryption?

Data encryption is the act of changing electronic information into an unreadable state by using algorithms or ciphers. Originally, data encryption was used for passing government and military information electronically. Over time as the public has begun to enter and transmit personal, sensitive


Identity Theft: When Thieves Steal More Than Just Money

Identity theft can cost victims thousands of dollars, not to mention all the time wasted resolving the issues resulting from it. Nowadays, the consequences of having your personal information stolen are more serious than ever, the ripple effect extending into areas of your life that you never