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Password Security Solutions Tag: hacking

At this point in the Age of Internet, everyone knows that having secure passwords is a good thing. And yet, so few of us adequately protect our personal information. It can be difficult to know exactly where to begin when it comes to security in the digital age; there are so many different...

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Meltdown and Spectre – Flaws in the System Tag: hacking

A few years ago, Heartbleed was all over the news, and in the beginning 2018 Meltdown and Spectre have been making the rounds. But what are they exactly? While they sound like they should belong in a James Bond film, they are essentially faults in the system that could lead to sensitive data...

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Net Neutrality – Help Keep It Tag: hacking

You’ve probably heard a lot about Net Neutrality in the last few years, and recently it is back in the news. Canada, and the world, will be affected in many different ways if Net Neutrality in the USA ends. But what does it mean exactly? What is Net Neutrality?

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Password security – Why good passwords are important Tag: hacking

Picture this: You get a phone message, then another, then another, from your friends asking why you are sending them spam. Your email account has been hacked! You log into Facebook to warn everyone, and notice your last couple of posts from you… weren’t – from – you. Your Facebook account has...

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What Is SSL, And Why Should My Site Have It? Tag: hacking

As a site owner or even just as an Internet user, you may have heard whispers about SSL lately. A tech-savvy friend might have stressed the importance of using "secure sites", or you may have seen an article announcing Google's new favouritism for SSL. Maybe you read about the Heartbleed...

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What Heartbleed Is & What To Do About It Tag: hacking

There's been a lot of news lately about the Heartbleed website security breach, which has been leaking large amounts of sensitive online information from websites around the world.  There are even comics about it. But what exactly is Heartbleed, and why is it so serious? What can you do to...

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Heartbleed logo: red, stylized heart outline that appears to be dripping