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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Internet privacy is a very important issue. Protecting online identity is something that every person should learn. Recent hacking attacks on Apple and Sony Pictures and other big companies have raised awareness on online security. This article features five ways to better protect yourself on the internet.