Tag Archives: security

Stop Snoops with Snowden’s “Haven”

Edward Snowden has developed an app which he hopes will help everyday citizens use the technology inside of smartphones to help catch snoops. The app is called “Haven.” As reported by The Verge: “Installed on a cheap burner Android device, Haven sends notifications to your personal, main phone in the event that your laptop has been [...]

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Protect Your Accounts with YubiKey

Passwords are no longer enough when it comes to shielding your personal information from snoops and hackers. Two-factor authentication (2FA) is the next standard for securing logins to your most sensitive accounts. Not familiar with 2FA? You can get a quick overview here. From the primer: “Two Factor Authentication, also known as 2FA, two step verification [...]

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Copy & Share Keys with KeyMe

Here’s an interesting app you may want to try if you find yourself frequently in the position of having to share keys or provide copies in person. KeyMe allows you to save, copy, and share your existing keys via its app. You can have copies of keys mailed, or have keys instantly duplicated at one [...]

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Reconnect with Your Privacy with Disconnect.me

If you’ve ever felt like your right to privacy online is impossible to preserve, you might want to check out a tool designed to help you fight back against ad tracking, malware, and those snooping programs which sap your battery life. Disconnect.me claims to “defend the digital you.” Used by over 50 million people worldwide, the [...]

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Secure Your Communication with ProtonMail

As a real estate agent, you deal with a lot of sensitive information on your clients’ behalf. In a world where online security breaches and identity theft are rampant, you might consider upgrading your email security with ProtonMail. ProtonMail is a secure email provider based in Switzerland. Not only does the service offer end-to-end encryption, but [...]

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Realtor Safety Applies Online, Too

Be a safe agent! Tips to remember for protecting yourself online and off.

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Browse Fast & Be Private with Firefox Focus

If internet speeds keep getting faster, why do so many websites seem to be getting slower? In a word: Advertising. More than ever we’re being tracked across the web. Behavior tracking is used to build profiles of who we are, what we like, and how we can be best marketed to on a click-by-click basis. [...]

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Is Your Password Strong Enough?

The security of your privacy and your clients’ privacy begins with strong passwords. If you’ve never thought too much about the complexity of your passwords and how well your information is protected, you may want to check out this article “Best Practices for Password Mindfulness.” One interesting tool featured in the article is the website [...]

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Resolving Your Privacy Paradox

Here’s the privacy paradox in a nutshell: You know you should take steps to protect your data, but you feel powerless to do anything. You don’t necessarily trust those who you share your data with, but you keep doing it anyway. You’re not alone. The issue is widespread. Fortunately, there are resources out there designed [...]

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Boxcryptor Secures Your Data in Any Cloud

If you use a cloud-based data storage provider to synchronize and back-up your files, you’re well aware of how convenient it is to have your files available on demand. You may have even been saved from a catastrophic hard drive cash by storing crucial files on services such as Dropbox, Google Drive, Box, OneDrive, or [...]

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