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Outbreak of Medical Cyberattacks on the Rise

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 By Diane Tait Image courtesy Pixabay Being in the Information Age means always being in danger of having your web-enabled devices hacked, cracked, and cyber-attacked.  That's why I keep no less than three levels of cybersecurity on my laptop, tablet, and smartphone.  While that puts me head and shoulders above most mere mortals these days, I recently read a newsfeed that got me thinking that maybe there's another way for hackers to get me right where they want me.  You see, while my sense of cybersecurity is top-notch, it turns out that some of the doctors I see on a regular basis may not be cyber secure.  At least that's what a recent report from Brookings.org led me to believe.

What’s the Difference Between Car & Motorcycle Insurance?

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By Diane Tait Image courtesy Pixabay If you live in Florida and own a motorcycle, you no doubt enjoy being able to ride it nearly all year around.   That being said, there are some notable differences when it comes to insuring a bike as opposed to a car in Florida.   In the Sunshine State, it isn’t even mandatory to carry insurance to register a motorcycle, whereas the state requires you to carry insurance to register a car, truck, van or SUV.   That doesn’t mean a motorcycle owner isn’t going to be held financially responsible for any damage and/or injuries caused if they’re involved in a crash.   Far from it.

Is a VPN a Very Pressing Necessity?

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  By Diane Tait Image courtesy Pixabay If you’ve like to surf the web, then you realize cybersecurity is a very pressing necessity.   That’s because you can’t read a newsfeed without bumping into a post about hackers.   Everyone from Fortune 500 companies to consumers and kids are being hacked these days.   That’s because hacking is big business.   The FBI recently reported that hackers cost the US economy more than $4.2 billion in 2020.   Hackers use every kind of trick in the book to put a hook in their victims.   Everything from phishing and clickbait to ratting and ransomware is being used to break into web-enabled devices of all kinds.   Sad to say, if you share and receive data, make payments and shop online, you risk having your personal and financial data compromised.   While you may have one or more layers of cybersecurity software on your devices, if you inadvertently accept a poisoned email or click on a corrupted link, you could quickly find your life has become a virtual

Should You Insure Your Hobby?

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  By Diane Tait Image courtesy Pixabay M any people enjoy hobbies.   That being said, if your hobby is high risk, or it results in an accumulation of high-priced stamps, coins, art objects, antiques, or collectibles, you may want to talk to your insurance agent to make sure you’re covered.   To help you get a grip on what you need to do to determine how best to cover your hobby, I’ve come up with a few pointers you may wish to peruse.  

How COVID-19 Gave the Shipping Industry a Cold

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By Diane Tait Image courtesy Pixabay With the holiday shopping season right around the corner, the last thing consumers want to hear is that their gift giving is going to be curtailed by shipping problems.   But word is out that the worldwide web of international ports, container ships and transport companies that move goods is having major league problems brought on by COVID-19.   While the onset of the Coronavirus caused major disruptions to shippers around the globe, eighteen months later the problem hasn’t gone away.   In fact, it’s gotten worse.   Below are some sobering facts concerning the current state of affairs.