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4 Tips for Online Safety

October 27, 2023

October is Cybersecurity Month, and what better time to reinforce your online defenses? Here are four tips to keep your home secure and protected in the digital realm: As we observe Cybersecurity Month, remember, we’re here to help. Contact us at customerservice@blackfoot.com or 866-541-5000 with any questions or concerns.

Tech Tips: A Year in Review

December 8, 2020

This holiday season, we know that popular gifts include new devices and technology for your home. Check out some of Blackfoot Communications’ relevant tech tips from this year that will help prepare you for a secure and great experience when using your new devices!

4 Tips To Secure Your Smart Home

September 21, 2020

Do you use smart devices to manage things within your home? It’s easier than ever to control everything from your doorbell to thermostat to speakers with smart devices that connect to your WiFi and are managed using an app. However, some devices may not be the most secure. And by connecting to the internet, you […]

3 Tips For Basic Online Security

August 27, 2020

Has staying home resulted in spending more time on your devices? Here are a few valuable tips for basic online security to keep your family safe when using the internet. Keep your location private. Most apps, social networks and devices today include geotagging or location services features that make it possible to track your past […]

How To: Spot Scams Amid the Coronavirus

March 24, 2020

The current global situation is unfortunately the perfect opportunity for scammers to prey on fear, as scams related to the Coronavirus are increasing. Scammers are promising a COVID-19 test kit, treatment or cure – and all for a hefty price tag. Don’t fall for it and do not provide your financial information. Email and phone […]

5 Tips for Safe Online Shopping

December 6, 2019

When shopping online, taking a few extra steps to ensure your information is secure will make your holidays more merry than scary. Consider the following five tips to keep your personal information safe when shopping this holiday season. 1. Shop online using websites you trust. Shopping online is a great way to get your holiday list […]

5 Tips To Protect You From Ransomware

July 6, 2019

What is ransomware? Ransomware is an advanced type of malware that infects your computer, gains control of your files and restricts your access until you pay a ransom to have your files restored. Here are five tips to keep you safe from a ransomware attack. 1: Keep your antivirus and firewall up to date! To prevent malicious […]

Ransomware vs. Malware – What’s the Difference?

March 20, 2019

What is malware? Malware is any malicious software designed specifically to infect and harm the user’s system. A malware attack typically begins by a user: Clicking on an infected pop-up advertisement; Opening an email attachment from an untrusted source; or Unknowingly visiting an infected website. The malware is then downloaded and installed on the user’s computer […]

How To: Create A Strong Password

February 8, 2019

Why do you need a strong password? Often times, all a hacker needs to gain access to your personal information is a username and password. The best way to keep your online accounts secure is by using strong and unique passwords. Strong passwords are hard to crack, and unique passwords safeguard your accounts should one become […]

4 Tips to Escape a Malware Trap

January 22, 2019

If you encounter an on-screen alert, DO NOT click on any of the links or call any of the phone numbers provided on the screen. Depending on the malware powering the scam and your internet browser settings, there are a few common escape routes you can try. 1: Close the browser tab or quit the program […]