Tag Archives: Security

Data Privacy Day – 10th Anniversary

Data Privacy Day is an international holiday that marked its 10th anniversary on Saturday, January 28th.  Created in 2007 by the Council of Europe, Data Privacy Day was adopted by the U.S. a few years later. This day is meant to remind people of the importance of data privacy and protection. It is hoped that…
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What is the Heartbleed bug?

What is the Heartbleed bug? This “bug” is not a virus or malware. The Heartbleed bug is a security flaw that was discovered in OpenSSL encryption that is used on almost every website on the internet to encrypt their data.  It is not just affecting individuals, or certain targets, but it is affecting the entire…
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What is Java and why do I need to install a Java update?

It is critical to keep your computer software up-to-date in order to protect your computer from as much malicious software (viruses, etc.) as possible and that includes putting in Java updates. What is Java? Java was first released by Sun Microsystems in 1995.  It is a computer programming language and computing platform that is used…
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