Information Security

Read and learn more about information security in our articles written by our experts at Shred Cube.

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Privacy and Search Engines – Exploring Whether DuckDuckGo Is a Safe Alternative

There is a lot in the news about online privacy these days, partly because most search engines collect personal information so marketers can better profile and identify you and gather other statistics. People conduct 15 billion searches each month, and these search engines know the search terms, the date, the time and location of your …

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Don’t Get Hacked: Learn the Best Ways to Store Passwords and Stay Safe

Passwords are meant to keep your valuable data secure and away from prying eyes and cyberthieves. Everything happens online today – bank accounts, social media, personal information, and work-related info – and all of it requires passwords that must be stored so they aren’t vulnerable to hackers.  You might wonder who would possibly want your …

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What Is EOL? Everything You Need to Know About Business Systems Reaching End-of-Life

End-of-life (EOL) is a term used to describe a software or hardware product that has reached the end of its lifecycle. Software EOL involves operating systems and software applications. Hardware EOL often applies to smartphones, laptops, and other devices.  You must track product EOL or risk using outdated software or hardware that will no longer …

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The Complete Guide to CleanMyPC (Plus What You Should Be Using Instead)

If it seems like your PC is operating a little slower than it used to, you’re not alone. Using one for work or personal use means we naturally accumulate enormous amounts of junk files on our hard drives, taking up precious disk space that can be better used for keeping our system snappy and responsive. …

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Your Guide to the 4 Safest Cloud Storage Solutions

More people and organizations are moving to cloud-based storage, with recent studies showing 81% of all enterprises use or plan to use a multi-cloud strategy. Individuals also use cloud storage, accessing, on average, 36 cloud-based services per day.  A recent worldwide study found that 70% of companies with stored data in the cloud have experienced …

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What are Delivery Optimization Files, and Can I Delete Them?

Have you heard about delivery optimization files? In the age of technology, most of us use computers on a daily basis for work, banking, paying bills, storing photos and music, communicating, and playing games. Using these devices for so many different things also means they have a whole lot of files on them, some of …

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The 2020 Guide to Getting Data Off an Old Hard Drive

With new hard drive technology like solid state drivers (SSDs) and serial advanced technology attachments (SATA) quickly overtaking the hard drive market, almost all of us have old, out-of-date hard drives sitting around on dusty shelves. If you’re thinking about selling those hard drives, you better wait until you delete your data. Here are a …

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9 Things to Do When Your Computer Keeps Freezing

You’re in the middle of a critical work assignment. Your eyes are glued to the clock. Then, suddenly, in the middle of that oh-so-important draft, your computer freezes. You move the mouse, desperately hoping that your cursor scurries across the screen, but nothing happens. Your computer went from a multitasking hero to a frozen-in-time zero. …

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Quick Guide: How to Wipe a MacBook Before You Sell It

If you’re interested in reselling your personal MacBook, it’s a good idea to wipe it beforehand. Wiping your computer helps you remove personal data and keep sensitive information private. Here we will discuss how to wipe a MacBook in order to protect your information before selling it. Selling your old MacBook is a good way …

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Lavasoft File Shredder Alternative [+9 Reasons to Get The Shred Cube]

When the wrong people have access to your sensitive information, it can wreak havoc on your personal life as well as your business’s operations.  Confidential files containing financial, personnel, personal, business information and more could be devastating in bad actors’ hands. Lavasoft File Shredder The problem is that it can be tricky to permanently delete …

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Junk Files: What They Are and How To Remove Them From Your Computer

Your computer’s storage often contains thousands of junk files, which generally leads to slower performance.  Surprisingly, most people don’t even realize that their laptops or computers have junk files, where they came from, or even how to remove them. This article explains everything you need to know about junk files. Here’s the ultimate guide to …

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5 Computer Security Tips You Can Start Using Right Now

The internet is a valuable resource. For that reason, it is quite hard to imagine a world without online services at the moment. Unfortunately, the internet has become a space where malicious links, viruses, and Trojans hide. As a result, data breaches are now more frequent than ever due to the increased vulnerability of unsuspecting …

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How to Completely and Safely Dispose of Sensitive Information from Your Computer

In the days before the Digital Age, file destruction was as simple as feeding files into the paper shredder. Since the dawn of Big Data, however, confidential, personal, and sensitive information is no longer stored in a plain manila folder and sitting in a massive, gun-metal-grey file cabinet, waiting to be shredded. Electronic files need …

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How to Permanently Delete Files From Your Computer Forever

To permanently delete files is to totally erase its existence. When you’ve hit the ‘delete’ button on a file, you want to make sure that it’s gone from your computer forever. However, computers are designed to keep a copy just in case you’ve made a mistake. To ensure that you have deleted files permanently, there …

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