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Should you use a Virtual Private Network (VPN) to protect your privacy?

You may have heard the tech acronym VPN or Virtual Private Network. But do you know what a VPN is, how it works, the benefits it offers, where to obtain one and how to set it up?   Let’s take a closer look at a Virtual Private Network and the number one benefit it offers

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Why should U.S. agents and brokers care about GDPR?

General Data Protection Regulation or GDPR is finally getting the most buzz among U.S. businesses. More so than just about anything that’s happened in Europe since the European Union went after Microsoft for antitrust concerns. GDPR  (Datenschutz-Grundverordnung – DSGVO ) takes effect May 25, 2018 and covers how European residents’ information can be collected and stored online,

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Tech Advice – How safe are your passwords?

When Yahoo! reported that someone hacked one billion of its accounts, it was a stunning revelation. Then it disclosed last fall that the names, dates of birth, email addresses, passwords and security questions and answers were compromised on all three billion of its accounts. For many, this news was devastating.   That’s because the vast

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Tech Advice: What Do You Do If You Do The Wrong Thing?

It happens. One moment, your laptop or desktop computer is working fine. The next moment: Trouble, with a capital “T.” It looks like you have a problem. A big problem.   Unexpectedly, your browser’s home page goes somewhere else. Popups quickly fill your screen. Or a red warning sign appears on your screen. Or suddenly,

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How Safe is the Cloud?

Have you ever hesitated to store a document on the cloud because you thought it might not be safe? Or do you avoid storing anything in the cloud? If you do store documents in the cloud, have you wondered if Dropbox was a safer place to save it than Google Drive? Or do you think

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What you post online could put you at risk. Here are 4 Ways to Stay Safe.

Your safety with regards to Technology is our concern. And at times we write about potential threats and provide you with resources, so you can stay safe. For this reason, today we write about the unpleasant side of geotagging. While geotagging can be fun and convenient, we believe it’s important to be aware of how

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How can you make your data safe?

When data was breached at Equifax, one of the largest credit agencies in the world, the personal data of 145.5 million U.S. consumers was stolen. The information included full names, Social Security numbers, dates of birth, addresses, and even driver license numbers. Cyber-security breaches are on the rise.   The real estate industry is particularly

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How worried should you be about cookies?

In this article, we review what cookies are in the computer realm, their purpose and how to manage them. What is a cookie in computers? A cookie is what we call a small text file that a website stores on your computer’s hard drive or in your mobile devices. Origin / First-Party cookies The original

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Don’t get caught by the phishing hook

It’s spring home buying season, but that also means it’s phishing season, and not the kind that puts fresh trout on the dinner table. “Phishing” is an attempt to try to trick you to give up financial or other confidential information, such as your user ID or password, by sending you a communication that looks

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Is Your Technology Slowing You Down?

How long has it been since you bought a new laptop or smartphone? Upgraded your Windows or Mac operating system software? Switched to a new, better web browser? If you’re like Michael Phelps in the Intel TV commercial – and the tech tools of your trade are more than two to three years old – then your

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