Phishing is defined as the activity of defrauding an online account holder of financial or personal information by posing as a legitimate company. Continue reading “Be Aware of Phishing Attacks”
As you may know, email isn’t as private as you might think. When you are sending email messages to other Brewster email addresses, your messages are protected and safe. But, when you send email messages outside of brewsteracademy.org, it’s rather easy for thieves to intercept and read your messages.
Continue reading “Protecting Email through Encryption”
If you carry around a USB memory stick with personal or confidential files saved on it, you should take these simple steps to password protect it. Continue reading “PW Protect Your USB Memory Stick”
Every iPhone screen can be locked and depending on what iPhone you have, there are several methods for securing and unlocking your phone. Continue reading “Setting iPhone/iPad Lock Screen”
Let’s say you’ve got Time Machine setup to backup all of you files… or at least you think you do. How do you KNOW it’s working? Here are two quick ways to check. Continue reading “Is your TimeMachine Backup Working?”
If you have to share a file that has confidential information within the file, you can easily put a password on the file that will be required to open it. For example, documents that contain bank account numbers, social security numbers, student information, etc. should not be readily attached to an email message and sent to someone. In the worst case, a thief could intercept your email and open the attached file if it is not protected. Continue reading “Password Protect Files with Confidential Information”
Email messages contain so many private conversations, personal information, and access information to your other online accounts. Identity theft often starts by a crook getting access to someone’s email account. Here is a method to add an extra layer of security to your email… Continue reading “Protect Your Email from Crooks”