Saving a password in a browser might seem like a bad idea from a security perspective. But not really. For certain types of malware, saving a password in a browser could actually be a security measure. Very specifically, it can add a layer of security against keyloggers. This article explains what keyloggers are, and how saving your password in your browser could protect you against them.
People fall victim to malicious software attacks everyday. Online scams, identity theft and several other internet crimes make the virtual world very much as dangerous as the real world. By adopting a few good internet habits however, you can significantly reduce the risks. This article describes ten good security habits for staying safe online.
Virtual Private Networks or VPNs tell you through their advertising that if you want to stay safe from government snooping, you have few better alternatives than the services that they provide. This is misleading advertising though. Using a VPN doesn’t always keep you safe.
Since the Snowden saga, everyone and their brother is now paranoid about government snooping and the privacy of their data and devices. There are discussions around how the big tech companies are misusing our data and how the government has access to all our social media information and chat history. We however, need to remember that the worst of the bad guys (at least for regular internet users) are not the government or social media companies at all. The more dangerous security and privacy threats are still regular hackers who are out to steal our data and use them for nefarious purposes.
Hackers continue to think of new ways to get around security blocks on websites. Their goal is to bypass your user authentication process and gain access to sensitive data. Two-factor authentication (also known as 2FA or two-step verification) is one way to stop them in their tracks. This article explains two-factor authentication, the security process, and highlights what you need in order to implement it on your site.
Facebook can be a great way to catch up with friends and get the latest news, but the privacy settings can leave your personal information at risk. This article takes a look at six key Facebook privacy settings you might want to change now.