Posted on 11/18/2016 11:19 AM By Keith Savino
You feel so very violated. You arrive home after a wonderful weeklong “de-stressing” vacation, park the car in the driveway, turn the key, open the door and step inside. Suddenly you realize that something is a bit askew. Nothing is where it should be.
And then you realize it. You have been robbed.
You don’t understand it. You stopped mail and newspaper delivery, had automatic timers placed on the lights and asked your neighbor to mow your lawn while you were gone, why did this happen? You did everything the checklist on the "Safety Tips Website" told you to.
Most thieves are not stupid. They read the same “Safety Tips” lists that you do. They know what you are thinking. Often, modern thieves do not pick a house at random. They have been scoping out the neighborhood long before you were the chosen one and they did their research before they decided to give you the honor of their breaking into your home.
Preparing to NOT be a victim happens long before you pack ...
Posted on 11/14/2016 8:01 AM By Rich Savino
Two of the saddest and most disturbing statistics I have ever read:
According to a recently released report from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration:
1. Traffic fatalities in the Continental U.S. were up 10.4 percent in the first six months of 2016 over the same time period in 2015.
The assumption is that if there is an increase in fatalities, it exists as a direct correlation to an increase in driving. But the number of vehicles on the road only rose 3.3 percent during that period. And state highway officials dismiss the association. Having more cars on the road does not necessarily lead to more crashes. Crowded roads can sometimes have the exact opposite effect by forcing drivers to pay closer attention to what is happening around them. Most people are unaware of the fact that accident rates on country roads are statistically higher than city avenues.
2. Even more shocking is the 18 percent rise in traffic fatalities over the comparable 2014 statistics.
Posted on 11/7/2016 9:02 AM By Keith Savino
You cannot flip through the newspapers, listen to the radio or scroll through online headlines without hearing about, this organization or that business being hacked or having their computers infiltrated by a virus. Even with amazing anti-viral software, installed firewalls and constant software updates, Hackers are always changing it up, so that what is protected yesterday is vulnerable today.
So, with the constant cat and mouse game that seems to exist in the virtual world, how exactly do you know if your computer has been hacked or is experiencing a virus?
Here are some tell-tale signs:
1. Fake antivirus messages- We have all experienced it. To click onto a website and suddenly you receive the dreaded Fake Antivirus Warning Message. Once you see this message the damage has been done. Clicking “No” Or “Cancel will not stop the process, your system has been exploited.
2. Your Computer Seems to Be Going Nowhere: The fan is on, the disk is spinning away, but nothing’s happen ...
Posted on 9/26/2016 8:00 AM By Rich Savino
The stories have made headlines over the past year., “Former Boston Uber driver sentenced for rape.” There is a website dedicated to reporting Uber and Lyft alleged assaults against women (www.whosdrivingyou.org) . That site lists dozens of incidents from around the country of robberies, attacks, misdemeanors and felonies between Ride for Hire drivers and female passengers. It is getting to the point where women are shying away from using the service in fear that they really have no idea who is behind the wheel of the vehicle they are driving in.
Enter, “Chariot for Women”, “Safe Her” and “See Jane Go” just a handful of new ridesharing services that have been created recently to appeal to women only and create a comfortable and safe environment and experience for women who need car service.
The ridesharing services work exactly the same as Uber or Lyft. Drivers and passengers register on the website or via a phone app. After a certification and training proce ...