A coronavirus screening app by Apple

Original Post By: Cnet.com / Carrie Mihalcik – March 27, 2020 A new screening app and website for Coronavirus is now available.  Thanks to Apple, the CDC, the White House Coronavirus Task Force, and FEMA. Apple launched a new COVID-19 website and app that features a screening tool set of resources to help people stay informed and take the proper steps to protect their health during the spread of COVID-19, based on the latest CDC guidance. Apple said the app …
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FBI Warning – Watch out for stimulus-package scams

Original Article By: Alfred Ng / cnet.com – March 26, 2020 Online thieves will try to take advantage of the $2 trillion package, the bureau says. Hackers and scammers online have ramped up attacks to take advantage of the coronavirus pandemic, and that could mean targeting the US COVID-19 relief effort next, the FBI has warned. On Wednesday, the US Senate passed a $2 trillion aid package to financially support people affected by the coronavirus outbreak. With businesses temporarily closing and …
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Safe food and package handling information videos

During these uncertain times, we are all concerned about keeping ourselves and loved ones safe and healthy. As we all stay safe at home, we still need food and other supplies. Here are some informative tips to help you keep everything you bring into your home contamination free.   Safe Grocery and Take Out Food Handling Tips from Dr. Jeffrey VanWingen Safe Package Handling from Haley Hernandez of KPRC2    

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Security Concerns When Working From Home

Original Post By Larry Anderson of SecurityInformed.com The global pandemic caused by the novel coronavirus is changing work environments to an unprecedented degree. More employees than ever are being asked to work remotely from home. Along with the new work practices comes a variety of security challenges. Without the proper precautions, working from home could become a cybersecurity nightmare, says Purdue University professor Marcus Rogers. “Criminals will use the crisis to scam people for money, account information and more,” he …
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Tips to keep your home as coronavirus-free as possible

Original By: GRANT CURRIN from Huffington Post Article printed from AOL    REMOVE CLUTTER FROM AROUND THE SINK AND DISINFECT COUNTERS REGULARLY. Washing your hands is the most important thing you can do to protect yourself and everyone else from COVID-19. You should do it often ― some examples of good times are when you return from being outside, after you’ve touched a potentially infected surface, after you use the bathroom and before you eat. Hand washing fights the virus in two …
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Safety tips to Make Your Home Less Appealing to Burglars

Original Report By: Ryan Unger (Moneyversed.com) No one wants to experience a home invasion and the helpless feeling you are left with. Ensuring your home doesn’t appeal to burglars isn’t always easy, but these next tips will certainly help!     #1) Reinforce your existing door jam   Your current jam may seem adequate but it can never hurt to add to it. Give intruders the most difficult time trying to enter and stop them in their tracks.   #2 …
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All Security Systems are not created equal

Some DIY home projects are a great way to help save money and can easily be done by you, the homeowner. Other things may seem easy enough like installing an alarm system. How hard could this be? Well, let’s start here: According to Bob Dolph of SSI Magazine, there are many varieties of wireless devices. Some are extremely vulnerable as they are easily jammed and disabled making your security system useless. Professional Systems use the best technology to provide a …
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Why Choose Professional Security

Original Report by: Joan Engebretson for SDM Magazine     Why choose professional security?   Everyone at Forest Security has ongoing training in all aspects of the security industry. Technology changes rapidly and if we don’t keep one step ahead, we can’t keep you, your homes and your businesses safe. If we are not installing or maintaining security equipment, we are being educated about new security devices. As little as a decade ago, most didn’t think home security would also …
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Keeping Your Security Account Secure

Forest Tips To Help Prevent Security Account Tampering   The Forest/Alarm.com App invests heavily in the reliability of its services and protection of user data. Your information is protected through a unique username and password, and certain sensitive communications are protected  through server authentication and secure connections. Here are a few tips to help you prevent account tampering or hacking as well as to strengthen your overall security: Enable Two Factor Authentication Two Factor Authentication is a security measure for …
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Cybersecurity Tips for the New Year

  There has been a flood of recent reports of hackers breaking into residential security cameras. What has happened to allow so many security breaches? We have learned that hackers have developed dedicated software to break into several self-installed security devices and cameras.   According to Motherboard,  hackers have developed a tool specifically for breaking into Ring accounts with cameras. One forum has a post for a “Ring Video Doorbell Config.” A config is a file used to drive special …
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