Free Windows 10 Upgrades to End in July: What Happens if You Miss the Deadline?

Have you upgraded your Windows 7 or 8/8.1 computer to Windows 10 yet? If not, and you think you would like to, your chance to do so for free is about to expire. As of May 5, Microsoft has announced plans for free Windows 10 upgrades to end in July. The good news for many Windows users is that the annoying pop-ups asking them to upgrade will be a distant memory once the deadline for upgrading passes; the potentially bad news is those who miss the deadline will be required to shell out more than $100 to do so down the road. To help you understand why Microsoft is putting a stop to free Windows 10 upgrades and what happens if you miss out, here’s everything you need to know.

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Electronic Locks Hacked by Burglar at Downtown Apartment Communities

These days, it is only a matter of time before we hear about technology being hacked. On the list for this month’s awareness lessons? Your gated apartment community might not be as secure as you think.  Police are on the hunt for a burglar in breaking into downtown apartments and stealing high ticket items like TV’s. It’s believed the crook is gaining access by hacking into the electronic lock system that many downtown apartments have.

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4 Cybersecurity Best Practices for Your Organization

A data breach can happen to any organization, and it’s a growing concern among companies both large and small. According to this cyber attack infographic, an IBM study revealed that the average consolidated cost of a data breach is approximately $3.8 million, a 23 percent increase from 2013. According to that same graphic, the Identity Theft Resource Center found that approximately 22 percent of company breaches are due to insider theft, and 12 percent are simply a matter of accidental exposure

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Bark- Keep Kids Safe Online Without Invading Their Privacy

Launching today at TechCrunch Disrupt NY 2016 is a new service called Bark, aimed at parents who want to keep their kids safe online. Unlike traditional “parental control” software or net nanny-type watchdog applications, Bark’s goal is to strike the correct balance between respecting a child’s right to privacy and protecting them from online predators and cyberbullying, while also looking out for issues like sexting or mental health concerns.

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Before You Use That Free Wi-Fi…

Public WiFi networks pose many security risks to users, but fortunately, there are many tips to employ to stay safe and secure online. In a recent survey, 70% of tablet owners and 53% of smartphone / mobile phone owners stated that they use public Wi-Fi hotspots. However, because data sent through public Wi-Fi can easily be intercepted, many mobile device and laptop users are risking the security of their personal information, digital identity, and money. Furthermore, if their device or computer is not protected by an effective security and anti-malware product… the risks are even greater.Continue Reading…

Tens of Millions of Neopets Accounts Hacked

Tens of millions of user accounts from virtual pets community Neopets have allegedly been hacked and traded on the criminal underground.

Neopets, owned by games company JumpStart, is a website that allows players to care for digital “pets,” and buy items for them with virtual currency. Users signup with an email address, and provide a limited amount of personal information, such as their gender, country, state, and date of birth.

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Fraudsters Steal Tax, Salary Data From ADP

Payroll giant ADP has suffered a security breach in which hackers have stolen tax and salary information, according to a report from Krebs on Security.

The hackers reportedly registered accounts using employees’ names at its customer firms, which ADP claims occurred after those companies inadvertently released sensitive data on ADP accounts. This made it easier for fraudsters to gain access to the information, according to the report.

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