Computer, Internet Security

Security Awareness for Children: Tips for Safe Internet Use

Security Awareness for Children: Tips for Safe Internet Use

According to the Child Development Institute, there are five reasons why internet use can be dangerous for children and teenagers: 1. False Identities: unfortunately, it is very easy to create an online identity that is very different from the real one; 2. Internet Predators: these adults often lie about their age, appearance, and life to meet and eventually capture minors in their net; 3....

MacOS is Not as Secure as Many People Suppose

MacOS is Not as Secure as Many People Suppose

Thomas Reed, the Director of Mac Offerings at Malwarebytes Labs, has written a useful and informative blog post that provides a balanced view of the strengths and weaknesses of security on the Mac. Reed points out that it’s true that Macs have no viruses if you go by the strict definition of a virus as a form of malware that spreads from one file to another. A lot of people equate “virus”...

Be Cyber Secure in Seven Minutes

Be Cyber Secure in Seven Minutes

Here’s a short guide to cybersecurity essentials. The privacy-killing phone: Know the software installed; Think twice before sharing information. The leaking app: Only use online communications and software tools; Look at security ratings while choosing a software. The downloaded takeover: Download from sites you know; Be cautious when opening email file attachments; Run antivirus software and...

Four types of phishing attacks and how to prevent them

Four types of phishing attacks and how to prevent them

Most of us feel that cyber criminals are highly intelligent who perpetrate sophisticated attacks hiding behind the bush, but the truth is a majority of hackers, say phishers are simple con artists. Why would they break the complex security system when they can simply trick an individual into giving up the confidential data by sending phishing mails? The only way to prevent such attacks is by...

How to Update All Your Gear

How to Update All Your Gear

This week’s WikiLeaks revelations, which showed that the CIA can compromise a huge range of devices, shouldn’t send you into paroxysms of fear over your smartphone. It should, though, be a solid reminder that one of the best ways to keep yourself safe from hackers is to update your gear. What allows hackers access to your devices, after all, are breakdowns and vulnerabilities in the firmware...

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7 Simple Ways to Stop Your Gadgets from Spying on You

7 Simple Ways to Stop Your Gadgets from Spying on You

From televisions to toasters, all kinds of devices are getting hooked up to the Internet. That's bringing convenience, like air conditioning systems that can be activated remotely while you're on your way home from work. But it's also bringing new privacy concerns, as anything connected to the Internet tends to attract the attention of hackers. Here are seven things you can do to protect yourself...

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Is your Family's Cybersecurity Worth only $20 a Month?

Is your Family's Cybersecurity Worth only $20 a Month?

Every major cellular carrier has begun offering unlimited data plans. Let's call it $20 to cover a broader swath of users who are probably on a small data allocation. This $20 per month increase in expenses is an investment in your cybersecurity and in protecting you from hackers. Why? There are two ways that you can connect mobile devices to the internet: through a WiFi network or a cellular...

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Know How to Protect Your Devices as Claims of C.I.A. Hacking Surface.

Know How to Protect Your Devices as Claims of C.I.A. Hacking Surface.

WikiLeaks this week published a trove of documents that appears to detail how the Central Intelligence Agency successfully hacked a wide variety of tech products, including iPhones, Android devices, Wi-Fi routers and Samsung televisions. Here are some tips for protecting your cellphones, televisions and internet routers. 1. What you can do if you’re on Android: Upgrade to latest android...

Lessons From the CIA Hacking Leak: How do you Keep your Data Secure

Lessons From the CIA Hacking Leak: How do you Keep your Data Secure

Thousands of leaked secret Central Intelligence Agency documents showing how group hacked into phones, computers and internet-connected televisions erupted with the look of another bombshell exposé of government spying run amok. The “Vault 7” data dump by WikiLeaks was just the latest in a long line of embarrassing disclosures for the intelligence community from the anti-secrecy website. The...

FTC: Online Businesses Can Do More to Protect Reputations & Prevent Phishing

FTC: Online Businesses Can Do More to Protect Reputations & Prevent Phishing

The Federal Trade Commission’s Office of Technology Research and Investigation (OTech) reports that most major online businesses are using proper email authentication technology to prevent phishing emails, but few of these businesses are taking full advantage of the latest technologies to combat phishing. Phishing is a type of online scam that targets consumers by sending them an e-mail that...

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Your Personal Cybersecurity Defenses: Fortifying Them

Your Personal Cybersecurity Defenses: Fortifying Them

If you don’t know a VPN from 2FA, now would be a good time to learn how to make your smartphone more secure, how to understand what info mobile apps are collecting about you, and why you can’t rely on antivirus software anymore. Existential crisis: If Stephen Hawking, Elon Musk, Peter Thiel, and Bill Gates are concerned about the possibility of artificial intelligence wiping out humanity. In...

Parental Spyware: Can it  Keep Kids Safe Online?

Parental Spyware: Can it Keep Kids Safe Online?

For parents concerned about what's happening on their kids' smartphones, there are a growing number of apps for monitoring children's digital lives. Companies like Symantec,TeenSafe and Net Nanny sell software to track kids' chats and social media interactions, searching for inappropriate terms and perhaps predatory interactions. But while parents may see these kind of tracking tools as a way of...

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AUS: Real-Time Payments are a Boon to Cyber Criminals

AUS: Real-Time Payments are a Boon to Cyber Criminals

The New Payments Platform (NPP) is new infrastructure for Australian low-value payments providing a fast, versatile, data-rich payments system for making everyday payments. It enables funds to be accessible almost as soon as payment is received. According to NordVPN it makes it much easier for cyber criminals who steal financial identities — called financial account takeover — to get away...

Why Some Entrepreneurs Still Don't Have a Disaster Recovery Plan?

Why Some Entrepreneurs Still Don't Have a Disaster Recovery Plan?

Your business depends on its IT infrastructure to exist, even if you’re in a more traditional industry. You’re relying on computers, mobile devices, spreadsheets, documents, and mass stores of data to keep your business running effectively. As many as 50 percent of small businesses have been breached in some way within the last 12 months, yet an astounding 82 percent of business owners...

What is to be Done When Windows Updates Fail

What is to be Done When Windows Updates Fail

Why is it that some Windows updates just refuse to install? Windows Update is the service Microsoft provides within the Windows operating system to automatically download and install security patches and system fixes, but it is not without occasional malfunctions of its own. If you check your Windows Update History in the Settings app and see a particular update has failed to install, restart the...

How to Protect Yourself from Getting Hacked at Free Charging Stations

How to Protect Yourself from Getting Hacked at Free Charging Stations

If you regularly rely on public charging stations and borrowed cables to charge your smartphone, you could be setting yourself up to be hacked. According to a Kaspersky Lab spokesperson, when a mobile device connects to a USB port, it attempts what is known as a "handshake," at which time some data is transmitted. To best protect yourself, use your own USB cable and your own USB power adapter,...

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This category provides expertly curated internet security news. Most of the people do not have a complete idea about what is internet security and why it is so important. The internet security is a branch of cyber security that mostly deals with the browser, software and other applications that connect to the internet. This category covers the latest news related to but not restricted to internet security systems, internet security software and internet security companies. Not only this, but to complete the loop we also cover the internet security reviews, internet security software reviews to provide our users a correct picture of what’s happening around, if the software they are using can protect them from the latest malware and vulnerabilities discovered. In short the news is aimed to help the user assess if he/she is following the gold standard for their internet security. This is highly important because one small breach and you might end up losing sensitive information like your credit card details, online banking credentials, social security number and other personal details which also puts you at a grave risk of the identity theft.