One Search Tip and Several Security Warnings, This Week in Five for Wednesday

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  1. It’s an oldie but a goodie, tip-wise: If you use ctrl+F (or command + F on Macs) to find specific words on a webpage, there’s a simple technique for doing the same thing on your mobile device.
  2. Facebook now supports USB security keys. Lots of information here if you want to make sure your Facebook account is as secure as possible.
  3. There’s a new PayPal phishing scam out there. But even if you don’t have a PayPal account, read this article; it clearly details what to look for when *any* online service contacts you and asks you to do something.
  4. Sometimes when you’re trying to be as safe as possible online — when you use a mobile VPN, for example — you still shouldn’t assume all is well. Lots of VPNs leak data, and some aren’t even encrypted. Know what they all have in common? They’re free. You get what you pay for.
  5. Lastly, security flaws in Netgear routers have been found in 31 (!!!) models. Don’t monkey around with this if you’ve got a Netgear router listed on this page: download the firmware update as soon as you’re able.

Joseph Sullivan

Joe Sullivan is a User Experience Designer for the Center for REALTOR® Technology.

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