AmberMac Archive: online safety

Meeting One of the People Behind Bitdefender 2019: George Rata

This profile is part of a series I’m writing to highlight the people behind Bitdefender 2019, which is a 4-in-1 cybersecurity suite for Windows, macOS, iOS, and Android. Each blog post will include one of their stories and how they work, live, and play to protect the world. There are… Read More

Extortion Emails Containing Your Username & Password

Guest Post by Ryan Duquette – Founder and Principal, Hexigent Consulting Inc. In the last few days we have had many concerned people contact us in relation to an email they had recently received.  For some, this particular email ended up in their junk folder, while for… Read More

commandN May 2018: Giant Robots, Smart Padlocks, Flipcard Apps & More

commandN tests Yanny vs. Laurel, Amber covers PicMonkey & BitDefender, Jeff reivews Duolingo’s Tinycards app, Lara’s got an amazing smart padlock review, plus WWDC, Matt Groening’s new fantasy cartoon series, we talk to old friend and commandN V1 co-host, Mike Lazazzera, and lots more geeky tech fun!… Read More

How to Protect ALL Your Devices from Cyber Attacks

Whether it’s phishing, ransomware, or other malware, we live in a world where it’s more important now than ever to take our digital privacy and security seriously. Today’s headlines are frightening, but what’s even more disturbing are the facts. According to Bitdefender, one in three Americans have been or know… Read More

3 Ways Google’s Family Link App Keeps Kids Safe Online

As a parent, I know it’s challenging to stay up-to-date with today’s non-stop technology. Thankfully, there are now more ways than ever for moms, dads, and guardians to keep children safe. If your son or daughter is using an Android device, here’s how Google’s Family Link app can help… Read More

Computer Security: Webcam Protection & Antivirus

’Tis the season to click on links, and after a couple of clicks too far, my friend Michael’s Mac recently came to a standstill thanks to malware. Malware (ill-intentioned software like rootkits, ransomware, and trojans) can strike when you least expect it. Whether you’re shopping online or getting a holiday message… Read More

Staying Safe in the Age of Cyberbullying

I recently worked with Telus to create a couple of videos on the subject of staying safe from cyberbullying. You’ll find both videos below (and on Facebook) and you can check out more tips to help keep your family and your community safer online at #TELUSWISE. 3 Offline Steps… Read More