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November 21, 2022

Privacy Tip of the Week: Monitor Your Online Presence

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Hey, you. Yeah, you. We have a job for you. Open up your favourite search engine right now and type in your name. While it might seem vain and narcissistic at first, periodically searching your name online is actually incredibly important to maintaining your online safety, privacy, and reputation. Here are four excellent reasons to […] Read more

Email Spoofing

November 14, 2022

Everything You Need to Know About Email Spoofing
In our last blog post, we went through the basics of email phishing. Phishing happens when a cybercriminal uses email to trick their victims into giving up personal information, like banking credentials, SSN numbers, and more. Most phishing attempts use a method called “email spoofing,” in which an email is designed to look like it […] Read more
Fake URL

November 7, 2022

How to Spot a Fake URL
Every piece of content on the internet is found through a URL. In fact, without URLs, we would never be able to navigate the web. While most URLs are perfectly safe and take you exactly where you expect them to, scammers are increasingly making use of a fake URL or two to compromise your safety […] Read more
Email phishing basics

October 12, 2022

The Basics of Email Phishing
The concept of email – short for “internet mail” – predates the internet by decades. In 1965, computers at MIT were loaded with a program called MAILBOX, which allowed a user to leave a message for another user on the same computer, which they would see when they logged in. This system was limited and […] Read more
Privacy Tip of the Week: Cover Your Webcam and Mic

September 16, 2022

Privacy Tip of the Week: Cover Your Cameras and Mics
Our homes are filled with cameras. They’re on our computers, phones, doorbells, TVs, refrigerators, and vacuum cleaners. Sure, it’s great to Zoom with your cool aunt who travels the world for a living. And who wouldn’t want to be able to peek into the fridge while grocery shopping because you aren’t sure how many eggs […] Read more
Teach Kids Privacy

September 9, 2022

Privacy Tip of the Week: Teach Kids About Online Privacy
Millions of people around the world have never experienced a time before the internet. They were born into the fastest moving technological era of all time, some seemingly with an iPhone in their hands. In many cases, the youngest of children can operate a computer better than most adults. The internet is hugely beneficial to […] Read more
Apple security flaw

August 23, 2022

Apple warns users of major security vulnerability
Apple Inc. has warned users of a serious vulnerability in the security of iPhone, iPad, Mac, and select iPod devices. On August 17, 2022, the company released two security reports detailing the vulnerabilities, which may allow attackers to seize complete control over affected devices. In the event of a breach, cybercriminals would have the ability […] Read more
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August 15, 2022

What to Look For in Secure Message Apps
Two hundred years ago, we sent messages by written letter. Then we moved to the telegraph, followed soon after by the telephone. When we invented the internet, communication was revolutionized once more. We were able to send messages instantly around the world in the form of email, and texting came in short order. Now, the […] Read more
How Do Private Search Engines Make Money?

August 7, 2022

How Do Private Search Engines Make Money?
In recent years, the supremacy of search engine giants like Google and Bing has begun to be challenged. Growing concerns over privacy violations have driven people to find safer alternatives in private engines like DuckDuckGo, Ecosia, and Startpage. Unlike traditional options, these search alternatives claim that they don’t use tracking cookies or collect user information […] Read more
Computer hacking

July 24, 2022

Hacker’s Game: 10 Things Hollywood Got Wrong About Computer Hacking
We’ve all seen it in the movies: a hacker hunches over his computer in a darkened room. He’s wearing a dark sweater with the hood pulled up; there’s often a can of Red Bull nearby. And suddenly, the heroes of the film realize they’re being hacked and they deploy their own computer expert to desperately […] Read more
What you should know before searching your name online

July 17, 2022

What You Should Know Before Searching Your Name Online: 9 Privacy Tips
Searching your name online is for the very famous, or the very vain, right? Wrong. What most people don’t know is that it’s a good idea to search for your name online every once in a while. Other people almost certainly do. The internet has become a powerful tool to find out private details about […] Read more