I love celebrating St. Patrick’s Day in Chicago. The party starts the Saturday before and doesn’t stop until the river is back to its original (less fluorescent green) color. I’m not alone! According to a poll conducted by Cint USA and Trend Micro*, almost 60 percent of respondents plan on participating in St. Patty’s Day…Read More
- Shannon McCarty-Caplan has over a dozen years of experience helping consumers and businesses find the security solutions they need to protect their families, privacy and critical data. Shannon is a news junkie with a BA in Journalism from the University of Arizona. On most days, you can find Shannon tweeting or blogging about security issues impacting women and families or geeking out on the latest new tech toys. Shannon resides on the North Coast (Chicago) and spends her free time volunteering for two non-profit organizations, studying foreign languages and traveling with her husband.
Have you ever engaged in a conversation on social media you thought was private, only to find out everyone could see it? You’re not the only one. According to a recent Trend Micro privacy poll of social media users – 1 in 5 people have posted something they later regretted. Unfortunately many people who use…Read More
The majority of Americans have smartphones, and tablets are a close second. With these devices come apps for everything. Whether you’re into gaming, fitness, news, or finance, there are applications you can download that will meet your every need. Downloading is simple and fast – just the touch of a button and the program begins…Read More
Imagine if the key you used to get in the front door of your home was also the key to your car, your bank account, and your mailbox. If you lost that key, anyone who found it could access your private belongings with complete ease. The same goes for passwords used online. On average, people…Read More
You wouldn’t broadcast your credit card information in the middle of the street, so why would you share other private information publicly on your social media page? The truth is, many people don’t realize how their privacy settings work on social profiles, and because of this many people unintentionally share personal information with the world….Read More
Would you give your bank account information to a professional-looking stranger who stops you on the street? The obvious answer is no, but thousands of people do it every day—except through email and convincing banner advertisements. It’s called phishing, and it’s an identity thief’s top way to access your personal information. For example, you receive…Read More