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How to Protect Your PC from Malware and Hackers

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Two of the biggest threats to PCs and all tech devices today are malware and hackers.  Here are some simple ways to protect your PC.

Two of the biggest threats to PCs and all tech devices today are malware and hackers. Protecting your devices from malware and hackers can seem like a full time job, but with the help of Working Nets and some proactive work, it can become a lot easier. Here are some simple ways to protect your PC from malware and hackers.

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3 Tips for Keeping Personal Information Safe While Online

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It seems like every day there is a new breach of information, hack, or virus designed to steal your personal information. There are many different ways you can ensure you’re keeping personal information safe.

It seems like every day there is a new breach of information, hack, or virus designed to steal your personal information while you use the internet. While this might just seem like the new price of using the internet, there are many different ways you can do a little extra to ensure you’re keeping personal information safe. Here are our top 3 tips for keeping personal information safe while online.

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5 Ways to Protect Your Online Security

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The world is only a click away. However, this ultimate accessibility and convenience does not come without its drawbacks.

In today’s high tech world, we have access to more information and products and media than ever before. The world is only a click away. However, this ultimate accessibility and convenience does not come without its drawbacks. When it comes to online security, it can be difficult to protect yourself. From malware to hackers to spyware, there are numerous threats to our own cyber security lurking in all corners of the web. Read on to learn more about how to protect yourself in the digital age.

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How to Boost Your Network Security for the New Year

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One of the best resolutions that you can make this year is to boost your network security for the new year!

The new year means a lot of things to everyone, whether it’s the chance to finally get in shape and use that gym membership, finally get to the bottom of your Netflix queue, or finally start flossing twice a day. The new year also means a lot of things for your network security! One of the best resolutions that you can make this year is to boost your network security for the new year!

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Password Pitfalls for Your Network Security

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Every time you reuse a password, create a weak password, or even share your password with someone else, you are putting your valuable data at risk.

How many passwords do you have for each of your many online accounts? The answer is probably “less.” That means that you’re probably reusing passwords for different account, and thus, compromising your data. Every time you reuse a password, create a weak password, or even share your password with someone else, you are putting your valuable data at risk. What if we told you that there are programs out there that can help you keep your passwords strong and safe? Well, there are and we’re going to be talking about them today. Let’s take a look. [Read more…]

A Dangerous Security Breach in Apple’s OS–Are You at Risk?

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Imagine getting malware just from viewing the preview of an iMessage. Well, that’s exactly what’s happening with the newest security breach in Apple’s operating systems.

Imagine getting malware just from viewing the preview of an iMessage.  Well, that’s exactly what’s happening with the newest security breach in Apple’s operating systems.  On all devices, it’s possible for hackers to simply send you a message and infect you with malware that gives them access to all of your information.  Scary, right?  Well, let’s go over how you can prevent this.

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3 Malware Threats You Need To Be Aware Of

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Malware is malicious software which can be introduced to your computer in the form of a worm, virus, logic bomb, Trojan horse, rootkit, or spyware.

Most of us live either all day or most of our day connected to the internet, which is what makes protecting your devices and data from malware so important. If you are not exactly a tech geek, and aren’t even quite sure what malware consists of, do not worry. At Working Nets, we can help. Malware is malicious software which can be introduced to your computer in the form of a worm, virus, logic bomb, Trojan horse, rootkit, or spyware. Here are 3 malware threats you should know about.

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The Notable Differences Between Free vs. Paid Antivirus Software

 

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What’s the difference between free and paid anti-virus software?

Antivirus software is a necessity in this day and age. Whether you go online for fun or business, you will want to make sure that your date is protected. Now, there are plenty of options when it comes to an antivirus software, but they mostly come in two flavors: Free and Paid. Today we’re going to be talking about the difference between these two types of protective software. Are you ready to learn more about them? Well, here we go. [Read more…]

Ransomware: A Disturbing New Trend in Cybersecurity

A recent rash of ransomware attacks on hospitals has shown the need for strong cybersecurity measures even at places not normally considered a high-value target for hackers. While ransomware isn’t new technology, its use as a tool for extortion is on the rise.

Photo: Ransomware locks you out of your data

Ransomware locks you out of your data unless you agree to a hacker’s demands. Working Nets can help protect your business and customers.

What is Ransomware?

Ransomware is a type of malware that blocks access to vital software or data, requiring a key or piece of code to unlock. It’s commonly used by hackers to extort their target — if you pay the hacker’s ransom, they’ll give you the key and you’ll be able to access your software or data. It’s been used recently in high-profile attacks against hospitals, banks and individuals. [Read more…]

Show Your Computer Some Love This Valentine’s Day

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This Valentine’s Day, make your computer feel beautiful. Let go of what you don’t need and don’t forget to use protection! (the virus kind)

At Working Nets, we want you to have a long-term relationship with your computer. A vast majority of professionals in the working world turn to their computer every day for social, marketing, data-related or business reasons. In today’s technology driven world, your computer is your lifeline. It is home to some of your most important documents, personal photos, expensive and artistic programs and applications – the list could go on and on.

Your computer does a lot for you, but what have you done for your computer lately? Show your computer the love it deserves this Valentine’s Day with the followings tips! [Read more…]