Learn more about good password habits and how to keep your accounts and personal information more secure.
Recent news about Zoom security and encryption, and whether you’re on a secure call, has raised privacy concerns among users – myself included. This post includes information on how to configure Zoom for hosting secure video calls.
Social Security fraud calls are rampant. I’m nowhere near retirement age and I get them! This New York Times article provides strategies for older adults…
Amazon Ring video doorbells have faced recent privacy criticism. Read about steps you can take to protect your privacy when using Ring video doorbells.
Learn about some of the strategies, options, pitfalls, and outright security risks to avoid when managing your passwords.
As older adults come to rely more on smart home technology, it becomes increasingly important to maintain awareness of privacy issues created or perpetuated when using devices like smart speakers.
My latest post discusses the Times Opinion series “One Nation, Tracked,” published December, 2019, which describes how apps requesting and using location data on your smartphone may be collecting and selling that data without your knowledge. Learn how you can prevent sharing your location data whenever possible.
More seniors are going online using phones, tablets, and computers for conducting personal business, getting news and information, staying in touch with friends and relatives through social media, pursuing romantic interests through online dating, conducting ancestry research, and many other very positive reasons. However, as the online senior population grows, it becomes increasingly important to provide the education, resources, and support for protecting seniors online.
As noted in my previous post Protecting Senior Citizens from Online Scams, scammers can use Social Engineering (or Phishing) in the form of false emergencies, financial scams, or tech support scams to steal personal information from unsuspecting seniors, such login credentials for bank and brokerage accounts. They can also use links in emails or web sites to deliver a payload and infect an unsuspecting senior’s computer with viruses or malware. Viruses and malware are types of malicious software that can damage your files (and possibly your computer), hijack your computer without your knowledge for nefarious purposes, or steal personal information for identity theft.