Category Archives: Tech

Cybersecurity in an Online World June 2

Cybersecurity: How to Protect Yourself in an Online World Have you or someone you know been the victim of an online scam? Do you know how to identify a scam? How can you avoid being a victim? Seabrook Island Village … Continue reading

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Beware Text Message Scams

The holiday season is upon us and so are the holiday scams. It is likely with online holiday shopping that you’ve received a text giving you shipment information. Scammers are using text messages with fake shipment tracking numbers and a … Continue reading

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Spam Alert

Joanne Fagan from COVAR (Council of Villa Associations and Regimes) has just informed Tidelines that their membership list has been hacked. COVAR members are receiving text messages requesting that money or gift cards be transferred via text message. The text … Continue reading

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Online Scams on the Rise

Hello, Seabrookers! Hope everyone is having a great summer thus far. Today’s article is going to focus on a topic that I’ve certainly covered in the past: online phishing scams and fraudulent phone calls. They’ve been around for quite a … Continue reading

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Update iPhones and iPads Now

A number of news sources are reporting that Apple users need to update iPhones and iPads with the latest software, version 14.4. Apple identified two security threats that have been fixed with the latest update. For more information, see the … Continue reading

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Tech Notes: 2021 Tech Predictions

Happy New Year, Seabrookers! As we enter the new year, we find ourselves faced with many of the same challenges that we faced in 2020. With many of us staying home more these days, technology is playing a big part … Continue reading

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iPhone Battery Issues Again

iPhone and iPad users are again reporting problems with abnormal battery drain, particularly in iPhones. Though some thought the problem was the new iPhone 12, it seems to be the latest iOS 14.2 update that has affected many other Apple … Continue reading

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Scams Still Abound

Scammers don’t take a break during the pandemic. In fact, they see opportunity with people spending more time at home and on their devices. We’ve recently received a report of an Amazon scam that comes in an email.  Another scam … Continue reading

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Tech Notes: The Digital Subscription Model Part 1

Happy (Almost) Fall Seabrookers! It’s been quite a while since I last wrote a column for Tidelines. Of course, the world has changed quite a bit in the past six months. I hope everyone is continuing to stay safe and … Continue reading

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Gone Phishing

Cyber crooks are always devising new ways to extract private, personal, compromising data from us… whether it’s through fake Medicare calls or emails promising lottery winnings. If they’re not extracting data, they’re inserting it. The latest phishing* expedition is related … Continue reading

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Tech Tips with Chad

Today’s tech tip comes at an appropriate time in our world, as many of us are using our computers and gadgets much more due to the recent “Home or Work” mandates our state has implemented. As states are reopening, hackers are … Continue reading

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QR Codes: What Do You Know?

Have you noticed these QR codes popping up in many different places? QR codes, or Quick Response codes, were first developed more than 25 years ago in Japan by automakers. They were supposed to be the future of advertising but … Continue reading

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