There is no such thing as 100% perfect security, but you can lock down your internet access making a breach much less likely. Most browsers have a privacy mode that allows you to visit websites without being tracked. No cookies or history is being stored. There are a few limits, though. One being that your ISP still knows who you’re visiting. Here is how you can enter privacy mode:
Internet Explorer: Select Safety>InPrivate Browsing.
Chrome: Click the menu icon in upper-right corner and select New incognito window.
Firefox: Tap Alt to bring up the browser’s menu. Select File>New Private Window.
OneReceipt – cost:Free – OneReceipt can be used to capture and store both email and paper receipts, and by using your smartphone’s camera you can add an automatic log of your expenses.
TurboScan– cost: $2.99 – Turboscan is a handy app to quickly scan documents and convert them in to .PDF files through your mobile device. Whether you need to scan documents, receipts, notes or other text, you can use the application to scan and store or email converted files as either .PDF or image types.
eWallet – cost: $9.99 – eWallet is an app for storing passwords, account information, card numbers and ID data. If you do not mind storing such data in one place, the password manager — which accounts for over half a million users — uses 256-bit AES encryption and time-out locks to keep sensitive information secure. Live URLs can also be launched from the app to save you from accidentally accessing phishing domains or fake websites.
Tip of the month
Tech Companies will NOT call you!
This has happened often in the last year. A customer will call to tell me that “Windows” or some other name, has called them to let them know their computer is infected. This company wants to help you fix it by logging into your system. DON’T DO IT! Unless someone is returning your call, tech companies will not call you. If they are monitoring your system, it is being done illegally. Consider this a scam.
What to do?:
Don’t do anything they ask
Don’t install the software they want you to install
Don’t give them any information
Play along with them if they are willing to give you information. Make a note of their telephone number and promise to call them back. Report the incident to the local police along with the phone number. It just may help.