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Reblog Mondays E6: Facebook Tracks Non-Users Via Android Apps

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We all know that Facebook is an absolute menace to our privacy, through their company policies as well as the way they encourage us to share our PII and categorize it in an absurdly hackable way. In case you didn’t know, here’s some light reading for you. 6 SharesPin3Share2Share1+1TweetShareShareRedditFlipVotePocket

Reblog Mondays E4: Secure Email Services

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Building on my 63 tips for improving your online security, today we’re chatting about secure email services. 4 SharesPin2Share1Share1+1TweetShareShareRedditFlipVotePocket

63 Tips for Improving Your Online Security

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Living a connected life can definitely have its perks: what feels like limitless access to learning and entertainment, the ability to engage with global communities, and shopping from the comfort of your couch. But these benefits also have their dark side: an increased chance of breaches of privacy from marketers and politicians and threats from […]

Reblog Mondays E3: Two Dozen Dangerous Google Play Store Apps

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Welcome to the third episode of Reblog Mondays! For today’s post, I want to share a very important message about some dangerous Google Play store apps. A few weeks ago, the Google Play Store removed almost two dozen apps with more than 2 million combined downloads. This was after researchers found that the apps contained […]

[VIDEO] But I’m a Really Boring Person… Do I Really Need to Protect My Privacy?

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 “Go on, hack me. I have nothing to hide.” “Do I really need to protect my privacy that intensely? I guess I just don’t see the point when I don’t really do much on my computer.” “If anyone hacked my webcam, they’d just be really bored.” “I’m just a nobody, the hackers wouldn’t waste […]

What is a Password Manager and Why Use One?

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Last week we talked about how to create a secure password and examples of what makes a good (or bad) password. Remember how all the examples of strong passwords were impossible to remember? Well, don’t worry, because that’s where password managers come in. 7 SharesShare4Pin2Share1+1TweetShareShareRedditFlipVotePocket

How to Create a Secure Password

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As technology continues to improve and grow in reach, we find it seeping into more and more aspects of our lives. Online school, shopping, e-filing taxes, personalized care (Prose and Curology, anyone?), digitized health records, and it always starts the same way: 5 SharesShare2Pin2Share1+1TweetShareShareRedditFlipVotePocket

Is Facebook Putting You At Risk?

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Of course it is, who am I kidding? Since the fall of Myspace, Facebook has been a solid fixture in our society. More recently, however, thanks to its dicey role in scandals (elections or otherwise), Facebook’s user numbers have been on the decline. But perhaps you’re still on Facebook? If so, you may be endangering […]

Staying Safe This Holiday Season: Online Safety Begins Offline

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The holidays should be a happy time. Friends and families gather to give thanks and show their love and appreciation for each other. Unfortunately, however, it’s one of the seasons when scammers are most active. So how can you protect yourself from cyber attacks this holiday season? 1 SharesShare1+1ShareTweetSharePinShareRedditFlipVotePocket

12 Days of Christmas

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Today is the first of December and since this is a brand new blog, I would like to spend this holiday season giving you, my readers, plenty of new content to check out on the page. 105 SharesPin101Share3Share1+1TweetShareShareRedditFlipVotePocket

How to Stay Safe Online Shopping During the Holidays

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The holidays are here! I am a total nut when it comes to the holidays, especially Thanksgiving and Christmas. I love the get-togethers, gift-giving (and receiving), the whole shebang. But… what I don’t love about the holidays? How active the black hats get online. So be sure to follow these steps to keep yourself safe […]

What is PII and How to Keep It Safe

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What is PII? PII stands for Personally Identifying Information. Personally identifying information refers to any information that can be used to identify an individual person on paper or online. 1 SharesShare1+1ShareTweetSharePinShareRedditFlipVotePocket

The Importance of SSL Encryption

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With online shopping and smartphone use at an all-time high, it is imperative that consumers keep our online identities secure from prying eyes. And it’s perhaps even more important for the e-merchants and bloggers out there reading this blog post to increase your online security, since you are responsible for securing the information your users […]