A How-To Guide: Keeping Your Files Safe In the Cloud

Hundreds of personal photos of celebrities were publicly leaked this week. It seems that multiple intruders were able to break into the A-listers’ iCloud accounts before posting the photos on websites like 4Chan (an anonymous forum for people to chat and trade images).

Apple has released a statement saying that the accounts were compromised by a “targeted attack on usernames, passwords and security questions”.

While details are still emerging, signs point to the intruders having used malware to crack the celebrities’ passwords and gain access into their accounts.

So even though you might not be a celebrity, you still need to keep your files safe in the cloud. We’ve got some tips!

1. Set Up Strong Passwords
A recent study has shown that nearly 90 percent of passwords can be cracked in seconds. So what can you do? Make your password very unique. Include a mixture of uppercase and lowercase letters, and throw some numbers and symbols in there for added security.

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2. Use Different Passwords for Different Accounts
If someone happens to crack a password for one of your accounts, make sure the problem is isolated and stops there. How? Use different passwords for each service use and account you have. For example, make sure your email account password is different from your Facebook password. It may seem like a hassle now, but it’ll make sure you’re protected later.

3. Routinely Scan for Viruses, Spyware, & Malware
Snap One uses Bitdefender’s award winning anti-malware technology to shield your Android devices from threats like spyware, viruses and Remote-Access Trojans (a type of malware that lets intruders remotely control a device’s camera or gain access to personal data on someone’s device). This helps to ensure your devices stay “clean” and unsusceptible to threats.

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4. Make Sure Your Cloud Is Secure
Snap One uses SSL and 256-bit AES encryption to protect your data.

An SSL (Secure Sockets Layer) allows data to securely pass between a server and a browser. In other words, nobody but you can access the content you are pulling up in Snap One.

The AES (Advanced Encryption Standard) is an algorithm that secures data by rearranging it into illegible permutations.

While our technology provides top notch cloud security and data privacy, even a secure cloud won’t prevent password hacking. Make sure you take the necessary precautions to protect yourself.

To learn more about the Snap One and Snap Secure clouds, visit us here: www.snapone.com.

Stay safe,
The Snap One team

Back-to-School Safety Tips

Hey everyone, it’s almost that time! The school buses will be back in the neighborhood, the backpacks will be loaded with supplies and the house will probably be a little quieter.

Here are 4 ways Snap Secure can help you keep your little ones safe this season:

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1. Safety Zones
Set up safety zones for your child, and receive an alert when he or she enters or leaves a particular geographic area like school or home. You can rest easy knowing your child made it to their destination safely!

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2. Call & Text Monitoring
With Call & Text Monitoring, you can keep track of your kids’ incoming and outgoing calls and texts. All you have to do is enter the contact information to be monitored into the feature and then be alerted when family members are chatting with the people they shouldn’t be.

3. Family Map
Your family is busy. Sports practices, music recitals, after school projects and more, can make for a hectic schedule. Use Snap Secure’s Family Locate feature to make sure that everyone is where they need to be. Log on to the web portal (www.snapone.com) or open Snap Secure on your device and view the locations of each member’s device on a map. It’s as easy as that.

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4. Driver Safety
Is your high school junior or senior a newly minted driver? Make sure they are safe and focused on the road ahead with Snap Secure’s Driver Safety. Activate it on their device from your account and receive alerts if they are texting, calling or browsing the web while driving.

See more at http://www.snapone.com/products.

Cheers!

The Snap One team

Get to know Snap Secure’s features

Did you know that Snap Secure alerts you when your child is texting while driving? Or that Bitdefender’s top-ranked antivirus solution can protect your Android from the latest malware threats?

Snap Secure offers a ton of useful features. To show you, we’ve put together some super fun videos illustrating how easy it is to keep your data, devices and the people you care about, safe.

Click the image below to learn more about Snap Secure!

Cheers!
The Snap One team

Syncing 101: Storing your photos in the cloud

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Have a vacation planned this summer? Taking a road trip? Going to a concert? Whatever you’re doing, save your photo memories in one easy-to-access place with Snap Sync.

Here’s how to do it!

Don’t forget that by saving your photos in Snap Sync (and backing them up in Snap Secure), you are freeing up storage space on your device, keeping your memories safe and you always have your pictures on hand to show off to your friends. In other words, it’s a total win-win-win situation!

Cheers!
The Snap One team
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Summer safety tips

Snap-tastic Summer Safety Tips for Parents

School’s almost out, the weather is warm and summer vacation is here! Give your children the freedom they want and the peace of mind you need, with Snap Secure.

Check out a couple (of many) features you can use to make sure your children are safe, no matter what they have planned for the summer.

Driver Safety

Did you know that in 2012 more than 420,000 people were injured in car crashes involving a driver who was distracted!

That’s enough to cause widespread panic! But there’s something you can do…

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When your kids venture out on their own, make sure they stay focused on the road ahead with Snap Secure’s Driver Safety feature. You’ll receive instant alerts letting you know when your child texts, calls or browses the web while driving, so you can discuss safe driving habits.

Here’s how to set it up!

Safety Zones

If your kid is traveling to a new place, like a concert or amusement park, you can know when they arrive without cramping their style.

Simply set up a Safety Zone in Snap Secure to receive alerts when your child’s device moves in or out of a designated geographic area.

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Here’s how:

If you don’t already have Snap Secure, what are you waiting for? Get it today!

Stay safe people!

The Snap One team

Snap Family Room has arrived

We’ve added a new feature to Snap Sync! Family Room lets you privately share files within the Snap Sync app, instead of sending them via a link or e-mail with the file attached.

Using the Family Room feature keeps content sharing in a centralized and secure location, accessible only to members of the same account.

Family members registered to the same account can share one Snap One storage plan, but their individual content remains private unless shared via email, link or in the Family Room!

Keep your whole family in the loop. Whether your spouse is on a business trip, your child is away at college or your parents are on vacation, make your memories shareable!

Snap Family Room is currently available through Snap Sync for Android and iOS devices.

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A better way to listen to your music

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People are loving Snap Play for Windows Phone 8! Here are a few reasons why:

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It’s super easy to discover new artists.

Snap Play is seamlessly integrated with the Nokia MixRadio app. Tap the Radio icon at the top right of the screen to discover new artists, similar to what you are listening to at the moment. Search through millions of songs and pre-made playlists catered to your tastes.

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You can buy concert tickets in an instant!

Next to the Radio icon, tap the Tickets button to see if the artist you are listening to is playing any upcoming concerts. View the dates and locations of the shows and even buy tickets from your phone!

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See all your cloud stored music or sort by device!

The Cloud Switch button toggles between music stored on your device and the songs stored to your cloud. Save your phone’s storage space by streaming from the cloud. That means more space for pictures, games, or anything else!

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Jump from song to song easily!

Got a ton of songs? Scan your entire collection easier than ever with the Jump List button.

 

Welcome to the Snap One blog

Hi everyone!

All of us at SnapOne, Inc. are excited to introduce our new blog to you with some background about the company, who we are and why we’re here.

Before we started SnapOne, Inc. we wanted a single product that addressed the many needs we had as parents, technology users, music lovers, picture takers and file sharers, who have multiple devices and lots of content. Seeing how nothing like this existed, we decided to build it!

Snap One® was born from the idea that people everywhere (ourselves included) deserve an easy-to-use service that gives them absolutely everything they need to secure and manage their lives. As such, our mission is to offer a single cloud application platform that allows people to protect data, devices and people…in one convenient place.

Here’s a snap shot of Snap One!

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Cool, huh? We think so too!

Here at SnapOne, Inc., we are a hard working team with a big vision. We are constantly striving to provide the best experience for individuals and families worldwide. Stay tuned and visit our blog often for the latest and greatest!

Cheers!

The Snap One team