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Internet Safety and Security

The Costco Scam: What It Looks Like and How to Respond (Even If You’ve Fallen Victim)

July 9, 2020 — HelpCloud Resolution Table of Contents: What is the Costco Refund ScamHow to Recover from Phishing or Ransomware Other Scams Using CostcoHow to Avoid SMS/Text ScamsCostco is one of the nation’s most beloved chains. The wholesale retailer has made a name for itself with …

Tread Lightly: 5 of the Most Common Scams to Avoid During COVID-19

April 27, 2020 — HelpCloud Resolution Table of Contents for Top Scams during Coronavirus: The Infection Notification ScamThe Stimulus Package ScamThe Disease Update ScamThe Flight Cancellation/Refund ScamCoronavirus/COVID-19 Product ScamsCrises tend to bring out the best in people. The news …

How to Delete All of Google and Facebook’s Stored Data (Without Deleting Your Accounts)

February 24, 2020 — HelpCloud Resolution With more users than cars around the globe, Google and Facebook are online giants. Google has 2.5 billion users, and managing the information of all those users is no simple feat. When it comes to Facebook, one of the most famous social networking sites …

Smishing: What It Is and What You Need to Know About It to Keep Yourself Safe

February 18, 2020 — HelpCloud Resolution Have you recently received a package from FedEx, UPS or another delivery company? If you’re like many Americans, the answer to the aforementioned question is yes. After all, Amazon alone sends about 3.3 billion packages worldwide yearly, many of which are …

What Is the Contract for the Web?

December 9, 2019 — HelpCloud Resolution 30 years ago, a man named Tim Berners-Lee conceived an idea that changed the face of the world forever. While working at a Swiss research lab called CERN, the young Berners-Lee was trying to figure out a good way to allow all the research computers to …

SiteLock® VPN Overview

September 23, 2019 — HelpCloud Product Solution Unlimited Access to a Private, Secure, and Open InternetHelpCloud is an affiliate marketer for SiteLock. By clicking on these links or ads we will receive a small commission if you purchase SiteLock products on their website. SiteLock VPN …

Google Calendar Spam Events: What They Are and How to Block Them — Permanently

September 9, 2019 — HelpCloud Resolution In today’s technologically driven society, our daily lives are continuously being shifted from the hand-written form to the digital form. Day-planners and wall calendars are almost a thing of the past as technology improves and our devices and apps become …

The Capital One Data Breach: What It Is, Who It Impacts, and What to Do About It

August 26, 2019 — HelpCloud Resolution On March 22 and23, 2019, Capital One, a credit card and banking company, experienced a majorsecurity breach. Paige Thompson, a former Amazon software engineer, hackedCapital One and gainedaccess to millions of individuals’ personal information. The …

Is the Internet Due for a Change?

January 28, 2019 — HelpCloud Resolution If So, Here’s What Things Might Look LikeYou can never judge a book by its cover … In 1215, one of the world’s most famous documents was created on a simple piece of parchment paper. The Magna Carta, also known as “The Great Charter” may look like …

Cyberbullying and Cyberstalking: How to Quickly Spot Problems and Safely Respond

August 28, 2018 — HelpCloud Resolution Everyone’s talking about online safety and why you should have a membership with a technical computer support company these days, but why? First things first, understanding how to keep yourself and your family safe online will ensure everyone is …