Smart, independent, connected technologies in the home and elsewhere offer great convenience. But they also offer great potential for high-tech stalking. The problem is that you would need to trust the company offering the technology to not try to abuse the access that it has to your life. You would also need to trust the company to make technology that isn’t easily hacked.
Social media makes it very easy for strangers or professional contacts to get into our personal lives. With very little effort, someone can uncover photos and personal posts if you don’t protect yourself. Here are some of the ways that your privacy is jeopardized and how to stay protected.
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.
Passwords are the first line of defense against cyber criminals. They are the most vital secret of every activity we do over the internet and also a final check to get into any of your user accounts. If you’re a web developer, you’ve probably had to make a user account system. User account databases are hacked frequently, so you must do something to protect your users’ passwords if your website is ever breached. Password hashing is the best way to do this.