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What is a URL?

We have all heard the term URL, but what is it exactly? Is it the same as a domain name or a link? And why are some URLs so long?
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A URL is the address that takes you where you want to go online
Today we explain what a URL is and what it is used for. more
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What is pharming and how can you protect yourself?

Online scams can take many forms, but the aim is often the same: harvesting personal data, login credentials, and account information to commit identity theft. And pharming is no different.
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Pharming sites try to “harvest” information like your credit card number
Learn to recognize the signs of online fraud so you can protect yourself. more
44 people found this article helpful.

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.
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Did you know that the “s” in https stands for “secure”?
So how do you know if the website you are using has a security certificate? more
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What is typosquatting?

Fraudulent websites are a common example of a cybersecurity risk. Cybercriminals mimic the sites of trusted businesses to phish for visitors’ personal data or spread malware. One tool in their arsenal is typosquatting, where they buy domain names that are intentional misspellings of popular websites.
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Typosquatting turns simple typos into a tool for cybercrime
But how can a simple typo leave you vulnerable to online scams? more
21 people found this article helpful.

Website cookies: Annoying or useful?

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.
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Website cookies may not be delicious – but they can be useful!
But are cookies safe? mail.com answers all your questions. more
97 people found this article helpful.