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COVID-19 Vaccine Passports: 5 Security Tips for You and Your Family

Depending on where your travels take you, you might need a new passport—a COVID-19 vaccine passport.  In an effort to kickstart travel and local economies, these so-called vaccine passports are more accurately a certificate. Such a “passport” can offer proof that the holder has been fully vaccinated against the virus, and there are several of these passports developing in the wings. With all of this in motion, I wanted to ...

Consumer Cyber Awareness

The Ultimate Guide to Safe Sharing Online

We live in a world that thrives on digital connectivity. According to We Are Social, Canadians are now spending half a day more a month online than they did a year ago. Also, 33 million Canadians logged on to the internet at least once a month in 2020. As more people every year are spending ...

Consumer Cyber Awareness

Protect Your Social Media Accounts from Hacks and Attacks

Here’s to the hashtags, the likes, the followers, the DMs, and the LOLs—June 30th marks Social Media Day, a time to celebrate and reflect on how social media has changed our lives over the years.  Started in 2010 by media and entertainment company Mashable, celebrations have taken on all kinds of forms. Meetups, contests, calls ...

Consumer Cyber Awareness

3 Canadian Real Estate Scams You Should Know About

Across the country, Canadians are moving out of cities in droves to stretch their legs and call a larger plot of land home. For those embracing the work-from-home lifestyle, they no longer need to live near metro-area offices in expensive shoebox apartments and condos. According to Statistics Canada, 50,000 people moved out of Toronto and nearly ...

Consumer Cyber Awareness

The Rise of the Dark Web Gig Economy

The gig economy has become more prevalent in today’s world with the appeal and necessity of flexible work opportunities. Many take advantage of short-term contracts, side jobs, and freelance work to retain more control over how they spend their day and earn their income. However, the proliferation of these flexible ...

Mobile and IoT Security

Is Your Peloton Spinning Up Malware?

[Disclaimer: The McAfee ATR team disclosed this vulnerability to Peloton and promptly started working together to responsibly develop and issue a patch within the disclosure window. The patch was tested and confirmed effective on June 4, 2021.] Picture this: A hacker enters a gym or fitness center with a Peloton Bike+. They insert a ...

Consumer Cyber Awareness

How to Teach Kids About Online Safety: A Guide

Kids are online now more than ever, not just during free time, but also during school time. It is impossible to always peek over their shoulder, and depending on their age, they may grow tired of a POS (aka parent over shoulder). The internet can be a dangerous place, but with the right education, kids can navigate hazards and remain safe and calm while ...

Consumer Cyber Awareness

A Safer Internet for You, Your Family, and Others Too

With so many of us relying on the internet in ways we simply haven’t before, it follows that a safer internet is more important than ever before too.   June marks Internet Safety Month, a time where we can look back at the past year and realize that the internet was more than just a coping ...

Consumer Cyber Awareness

3 Tips to a Holistic Online Security Approach

Cybersecurity is often used as a blanket term to address online safety. Cybersecurity can refer to the software used to protect your devices, but it can also refer to the processes you put in place to protect yourself from online threats. Whether you’re implementing best practices, building awareness of security threats, or installing security software, taking ...

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How to Remain Secure While Using Running Apps

When gyms were forced to close last year, you likely looked for other ways to get some exercise and stay active during quarantine. From investing in a few pairs of dumbbells or perhaps downloading an app or two to help you track your workouts, you found alternatives to help you break a sweat. As an accessible, easy ...

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