Protect yourself: Start the New Year with new passwords

It’s 2020, so be sure to have a clear vision of why it’s important to change your passwords from time to time.

Hackers are always phishing for your personal information, be it through a dangerous email or tricks to break into your system.

Being this year by changing your passwords to help protect your most important information, and setting a schedule to regularly update them throughout the year.

Here are four reason to do this:

  1. Prevent access to multiple accounts: Make sure your password is unique for each of your online accounts. That way, if someone does get access to one, they won’t have access to all.
  2. Make passwords strong: Your password should be complex and longer than eight characters including lowercase and uppercase letters, numbers and symbols.
  3. Stop them at one: If a hacker gains access to your account, changing a password regularly can keep them from continuously accessing your information.
  4. Passwords never die: If you change computers, someone could access your old passwords. Consistently changing them prevents hackers from using outdated information.
  5. Fend off keystroke copycats: Hackers can use keystroke logger technology to record you keystrokes, and it is often used to steal logins. Changing passwords regularly keep the hacker from using information obtained this way for an extended length of time.

HTC Helps The Community with employee-led food drive

HTC employees hosted its 18th Annual Holiday Food Drive, providing both financial and food donations to help the less fortunate in the areas the Cooperative serves.

The 2019 campaign raised over $7,200 and collected hundreds of food items to benefit local food banks and charities including: Christian Missions, CAPS, Master’s Table, Shepherd’s Table, North Strand Helping Hand, and Community Kitchen of Myrtle Beach.

The donations by HTC employees provided hot meals to many individuals and families troubled with life challenges through the holidays and into the New Year.

Super Bowl 2020: time, teams, channels, halftime show

It’s almost time for the biggest NFL game of the year, and HTC Digital Cable has you covered.

The Kansas City Chiefs will play the San Francisco 49ers in Super Bowl 2020. The game will air on WFXB Channels 7 and 807 HD.

The kickoff is at 6:30 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 2, but the pregame will take place most of the day.

Jennifer Lopez and Shakira will team up for the halftime performance and the highly anticipated commercials will display throughout the game.

Santa brings the devices, we bring the speed

Did you stock up on new electronic gear over Christmas?

Those devices are going to add to the pull on your Wi-Fi, so make sure you have the speed to ensure everything in your home runs smoothly.

HTC provides access up to 1 Gig in some areas, and nearly 500 Mbps in most areas.

To find out how much speed you may need, visit our speed calculator on our website.

Be smart: save energy and money with a smart thermostat

Our area is undergoing the changing of the seasons lately … sometimes all four in a single day.

Take the guesswork out of finding the right temperature and save energy by adding a smart thermostat from HTC.

With a smart thermostat, you can program custom temperatures for certain times, or just control your home’s setting from wherever you are with your mobile device.

Have a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year

We at HTC encourage you to slow down for a moment and cherish everything that truly makes your season bright.

There’s no place like home for the holidays, and we hope yours is filled with your closest friends and family for festive fellowship.

If you procrastinated on the presents, don’t fret. You can get all the latest tech gear, tablets and smartphones at any of the HTC retail locations.

As the holidays approach, the hours at those locations will be adjusted so our employees can enjoy their family time as well.  Those adjustments will be as follows:

  • On Tuesday, Dec. 24, retail offices and the residential contact center will be open from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Those retail locations open on Saturday will be available from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
  • On Wednesday, Dec. 25 and Jan. 1, all retail offices and the residential contact center will be closed all day.
  • Our technical support team is available 24/7 at 843-365-2186 should you have issues.