Avast Blog – 7.26.21 (7.20.21)
Finding out someone’s address used to be kind of hard — or at least took some effort. I’m old enough to remember a time when you had to grab that brick called the “yellow pages” to search for someone’s address. We were taught how to do it in school: start with their last name and then run your finger down the teeny-tiny print until you found the first name that matched the person you were searching for. And, even then, the yellow pages only included people in your immediate area. Want to find the address of someone in New York City? Better get your hands on their phone book.
Source: Who Can See Your Address Online? | Avast
Avast Blog – 5.24.21
Spring is here. It’s time to throw open the windows and let the fresh air in. But first, you need to do a good spring cleaning to get rid of any and all grime that has accumulated. Spring cleaning is not only for your house, though — you can (and should) clean your mobile devices, too. Here are our favorite spring cleaning tips that go beyond the ordinary vacuum and dust routine.
Source: Spring Cleaning Tips | Avast
Avast Blog – 5.6.21
Lately, the chances of having your personal information stolen online are pretty high. Identity theft affects millions of people every year. Massive data breaches are happening more and more frequently. Cyber thieves can use anything from a password hack to a vaccination card photo to steal your identity. And once your identity is stolen, it can take years to resolve – plus, it can really mess up your finances.
Source: Signs You’re a Victim of Identity Theft | Avast
Avast Blog – 5.3.21
Social media is a wonderful way for seniors to reconnect with long-lost friends and stay in touch with family online. Today, 75% of adults ages 65 and older are using the internet, compared to just 14% of seniors in 2000.
Source: Social Media Security for Seniors | Avast
Avast Blog – 5.1.21 (4.29.21)
Those of you who have been following along for a while now know that I’m particularly fond of my Google Nest thermostat. While I find most IoT devices to be more hype than reality, the Nest helps me be more environmentally conscious — and makes it super easy to adjust the temperature from bed. (I’m a hot sleeper.) So, yeah, I’m pretty pro-Nest thermostat.
Source: What Google Nest Knows About You | Avast