Cybersecurity Tips: Back-to-School Edition

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CYBERSECURITY AND BACK-TO-SCHOOL

Schools are integrating more and more technology into their classrooms, requiring students to have computers, mobile devices, and other tech gadgets to be successful. As students become accustomed to technology in their everyday lives, they forget basic cybersecurity fundamentals.

The fear of being hacked should be the least of any student’s worry, especially during a stressful school year.  VPLS offers these tips to help students stay protected throughout the school year. Read more

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Cybersecurity Tips: Potential Risks of Geotagging on Social Media

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Social Media and Basics of Geotagging Images and Locations

 

CYBER RISKS OF GEOTAGS ON
SOCIAL MEDIA

Geo-tagging has slowly integrated itself into modern day social media. Geo-tagging is a great way to keep up with friends and family, but you should learn these basic geo-tagging tips to protect your privacy and keep yourself safe.  

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Truths and Misconceptions of Cyber Security

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VPLS Orange County and Tips Against Cyber Attacks and Increasing Your Defense in Cyber Security

The Basics of Cyber Security

Afraid that your social media accounts, like Facebook or Instagram, might be held hostage by a hacker?
Not to worry! VPLS explains how to protect yourself from cyber attacks and hackers.

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Mark Zuckerberg to testify in front of two senate committees.

Is Facebook To Blame for Use and Abuse of Personal Data?

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Mark Zuckerberg to testify in front of two senate committees.

The Truth Behind the Facebook Data “Breach”

An important take away from last week’s Senate hearings, on Facebook’s so-called data breach, is that no one seems to understand what exactly happened.

Join VPLS, as we help you better understand the latest Facebook controversy.

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Coachella 2018 Cybersecurity and Public Wifi

2018 Coachella Festival Cyber Safety Essential Tips

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Coachella 2018 Cybersecurity and Public Wifi

2018 Coachella Festival Cyber Safety Essential Tips

The 2018 Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival is finally here!

As you plan your itinerary, don’t forget to add these VPLS 5 Essential Tips to safeguard your personal information while you soak up the sun, music, and culture that Coachella 2018 has to offer!

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recycling an old computer

How To Properly Dispose of An Old Computer

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recycling an old computer

How To Safely and Effectively Rid Yourself of An Old Computer

Springtime marks the perfect time to evaluate whether or not you need to ditch that old computer and upgrade to the newest system. But, if the occasion calls for you to upgrade, do you know how to safely dispose of your once trusted device?

Read more to learn the do’s and don’ts of disposing and recycling an old computer.

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VPLS Basics: What is Penetration Testing?

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VPLS explains penetration tests

What is Penetration Testing?

In 2017, IT security teams discovered that nearly 75% of the most recognized websites around the globe contained essential vulnerabilities and weaknesses.

Such mistakes were easy targets for Black Hat hackers that were eager to get their hands on confidential information from company employees and customers.

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The Art of Phishing: How Cybercriminals Hook, Line and Sink Their Victims

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The Art of Phishing: How Cybercriminals Hook, Line and Sink Their Victims

Unsuspecting users around the globe are becoming easy prey to increasing cyber security threats. A task as simple as checking your email inbox is no longer the innocent act it once was.

Find out how hundreds of people are taking the bait and the disastrous consequences of those actions.

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VPLS Basics: What is a Firewall and How Does It Work?

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VPLS Basics: Firewall Security

As technology develops and improves, so do the threats against your security structures and private information. For this reason, it’s become second nature to check for updates and install the latest software patches and firewall upgrades. But, how exactly does a firewall keep you safe from ongoing cyber threats from across the globe?

Take a closer look into understanding how one of the most vital tools against cyber security threats keeps you and your information safe from unsolicited visitors.

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The Winter Olympics: A Cybercriminal’s Wonderland

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Go for the Gold in Cybersecurity During the Winter Olympics!

As attendees from across the world focused their attention towards their favorite Winter Olympic team, another group of individuals seized the opportunity and focused their attention towards taking home their version of the Olympic gold: your personal information. 

Let’s dive into the tricks and techniques of these cybercriminals and how they earned their “winnings” during the Winter Olympics 2018 in Pyeongchang, South Korea. 

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