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What is an SSL certificate?

SSL, TLS, https – it may seem like alphabet soup, but it actually has to do with the security of your data as you surf the web. Whether it’s your online banking credentials or the credit card information you enter on an online shopping site, SSL protocols keep sensitive data from falling into the wrong hands. more
225 people found this article helpful.

What is a VPN, what does it do, and why might I need one?

Looking for a way to boost your security when using public Wi-Fi? Tired of being tracked when surfing the web? Want a way around geographical restrictions on internet content? There is one tool designed to answer all these problems: a VPN. So, should you consider using one? more
201 people found this article helpful.

What are cookies on a website and how are they used?

Unfortunately, website cookies are not a yummy treat – although the fact that they only exist in the virtual world means that at least they don’t contain calories! When the pair of shoes you were admiring weeks ago suddenly appears in ads on every website you visit or online shopping sites know your name, website cookies are behind it. more
2,024 people found this article helpful.

What is cyberstalking? Definition and prevention

Complete strangers can see when you’ve liked a photo, commented, and a lot of other actions. Unfortunately, there are people out there that will stalk others in-person and online.  Most of us use social media nowadays to keep in touch with friends and family, but there is also the risk of being stalked online. more
185 people found this article helpful.

How to choose the best password manager for you

Why use a password manager? It can be hard to come up with and remember unique and secure passwords for all the websites we use nowadays. But as soon as we get lazy – using the same password on multiple sites or a weak password like Password123 – we leave our data vulnerable to hackers and other cyber criminals. One solution is to use a password manager. more
247 people found this article helpful.

Secure Wi-Fi router: 8 ways to keep your home network safe

Nowadays most of us use Wi-Fi at home to connect all our personal devices – computer, smartphone, smart TV, etc. – to  the internet. In addition to the convenience of checking social media from our comfy beds, however, we use our home networks for more sensitive purposes like online banking and remote work. So, it’s not just important to protect our accounts and devices from hackers, but the Wi-Fi router as well. more
198 people found this article helpful.

What is catfishing online & how to catch it

Online dating is the new norm for many people because it’s easy to match with people at your fingertips. Can you ever really know who you’re talking to online? Even if you haven’t seen the documentary or the popular TV show, catfishing happens more often than you might think. more
195 people found this article helpful.

Doxing: When your personal data is published online

In a world where a lot of our lives take place online, it can be hard to keep personal information private. This is made painfully clear by the practice of “doxing” – maliciously publishing someone’s personal data online. more
202 people found this article helpful.

Eight easy ways to keep your phone & data safe when you travel

It seems impossible to imagine traveling without our phones these days. A smartphone lets us capture precious memories, keep in touch with our loved ones, and navigate strange cities. So picture what would happen if your phone was lost, damaged, or stolen in the middle of your trip. more
479 people found this article helpful.

Unused emails: What happens to inactive accounts?

A lot of people have a “junk” email address or an old account they rarely log in to. But did you know that unused accounts can risk your online security and your data, and that inactive email accounts can “expire”? Explore your options for inactive email addresses. more
232 people found this article helpful.

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