How to Avoid Phishing Scams In today’s modern world of technology, data breaches and criminal cyber activity is at an all-time high. Cyber hackers consistently rely on emerging trends to push the envelope and remain undetectable to the average consumer... Read More What Is Encryption Technology and Why Does It Matter? With the increasing prevalence of identity theft and cyber terrorism, cybersecurity is more important than ever. A large part of cybersecurity is dependent on encryption technology. Encryption technology refers to the process of encoding data by making it unintelligible and scrambled, using algorithms.... Read More Public Wi-Fi Security Risks The convenience of public Wi-Fi is something that we’ve all taken advantage of. Technology makes it easier than ever to complete work or check emails on the go. But that Wi-Fi at your favorite neighborhood café may be not be as wonderful as it seems. The features that make free Wi-Fi hotspots desirable for patrons are the very features make them desirable for hackers... Read More Why Use a Password Manager? We’ve all experienced the frustration of going to log onto a website, but not being able to recall the login password. This prompts a series of journeys through “forgot your password?” portals, and the vicious cycle of forgetfulness repeats itself with every new password you create. Enter the password manager... Read More What is the Difference Between Credit Card Fraud and Identity Theft? You hear the terms credit card fraud and identity theft used frequently, and sometimes, interchangeably. But in reality, the two terms are quite different. Unfortunately, both affect people around the country every year. Knowing the distinction can help you communicate with your bank, family members, or even law enforcement should either happen to you... Read More How Does Chip-and-PIN Technology Work? Technology is a staple of everyday life for nearly everyone around the world. As time has gone on, technological advancements have affected aspects of everything from communications to purchasing products or services. Chip-and-PIN technology has enabled credit and debit cards to advance as secure payment methods. Not everyone understands exactly how this works; and since this technology is the foundation for our products here at QKey, we wanted to educate you... Read More Tips for Protecting Yourself Against Online Identity Theft No one truly believes how real the threat of identity theft is until it happens to them. While it’s easy to feel safe online while chatting with friends, checking account balances, or shopping, the truth is that cyberspace is frequented by hackers willing to utilize any information you share. Since these cyber hackers are constantly looking for new ways to obtain your personal data, we’ve put together a few tips to help you keep your identity safe online... Read More Which Kinds of Passwords Are More Secure? Trying to remember all the different passwords for your online accounts can become overwhelming. To avoid this hassle, we sometimes choose “easy to remember” passwords such as pet names, birthdays, or solitary words. Cyber hackers can easily crack these types of passwords. With just a cursory glance at your social media pages, the information they need is quickly handed over to them... Read More Online Shopping Security Tips Online shopping is now more popular than ever. It’s hard to resist the allure of shopping straight from your device, especially with the convenience of having your payment information stored on file and the added temptation of free 2-day shipping. But with the increased prevalence of cyber shopping comes increased risk. It’s important to take precautions now to safeguard your personal and financial information... Read More Why Online Privacy Matters With our ever-increasing digital presence, online privacy may sound like a bit of an oxymoron. But with more of your personal and financial information out there than ever before, it’s important to take steps to protect your privacy online... Read More Smart “Chip” Technology Creates a New Era of Online Security SANDPOINT, Idaho, uQontrol Inc., the creator the world’s first Chip and PIN payment and security key for online transactions, today announced it begins shipping Qkey www.Qkey.com. uQontrol re-imagined the internet by putting the world’s first “smart” security key in the hands of consumers who seek to take back control of their online privacy... Read More Qkey Puts Online Security In Users Hands A North idaho startup aiming to boost online security and a virtual reality company with Palouse roots are showing their tuff this week at CES, the flashy, cutting-edge gadget show in Las Vegas. The international showcase for consumer technology and next-generation innovations is where you can check out at phone-app controlled cat food dispenser, a levitationg speaker and a "smart hairbrush" that tracks the health of your mane. (About time!) Cybercrime Prompts Startups To Think Outside The Box LAS VEGAS - Ransomware, credit card breaches, and heists of millions of dollars worth of electronic currency helped push safe computing into the forefront of the nation's consciousness last year. We all have different ways of approaching it, from changing our passwords to mulling a complete abandonment of the internet and computers. Here at CES, multiple companies have taken innovative albeit fanciful approaches to safeguarding your personal information. First up is Chinese start up Tappy. Qkey Delivers A More Secured Internet PHOENIX, March 18, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- uQontrol today announced the launch of the Qkey, the first chip and PIN product securing online transactions along with an entirely re-imagined intuitive online experience. The radically simple, removable device puts individuals back in control of their personal information online. Protected by multiple security layers and a dedicated secure browser, consumers can now shop without typing in web site addresses or passwords, filling out forms or entering credit card numbers.