Online Safety

What You Need to Do to Secure Your Internet Connection

The Internet is a haven for both viruses and malware that infect millions of computers each year. These types of software are coded to do a specific task, such as steal personal information, restrict access to a computer to extort money, or just make a computer inoperable. There are many bad things that can happen because of malware, and most, if not all malware, originates from the Internet.

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Essential Tips for Keeping Your Passwords Safe With LastPass

Most people have many different logins for many different sites. The problem is managing all the user IDs and passwords, at least keeping track of them in a secure manner. For me, I store all my login information in LastPass. While it can be difficult to trust a service that stores my login information on the cloud, I understand how LastPass keeps my data safe, so I’m not worried about security. As with most things about security – you can never be too careful.

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Cybercrime Report Gives Insight Into How Serious it is Worldwide

The average web user will probably have some anxiety about whether or not they’re safe when logging on. If clicking onto the wrong site or a page loaded with malware, then the consequences could be disastrous in terms of keeping their most important files safe. Cybercrime is something that has become increasingly prevalent throughout the world, being a major cause of anxiety.

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Get Secured With the Right Password

Passwords are often the only thing that protects our information from the grasping hands of other people. Very few people know about data encryption, and even fewer of them actively use these technologies and algorithms. Frankly speaking, modern people are pretty negligent to information security issues, which results in hack attacks on their e-mail addresses and social networks accounts. A recent study showed that in Europe only 24% of the residents use different passwords for different sites.

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How to keep Yourself Safe Using VPN Software

VPN stands for virtual private network. This is often used as an application which lets the computer or other device access information from wider sources. A VPN also lets the user access information from sites which have been blocked by certain servers at a national level. However, when using a VPN, the information that is transferred between you and the Web server is completely secure.

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Establish a Positive Online Presence

Real life is about to begin. You are out of the house and off to college. If you are lucky, you have a laptop to take to college with you. This laptop is a gift, but it can also be a curse if you don’t know how to use it correctly. Laptops are convenient, for sure, but they are also prime targets for hackers and thieves who want to get a hand on your personal information. Prevent your private information from leaking online.

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How to Protect Your Children Online

We live in a connected world where everyone seems to be online. While there are many benefits to going online, those with children, however, need to keep in mind what their children are doing. There are many threats to children on the Internet. The most common being strangers that are looking to prey on children or take advantage of them. Friends can even become a problem if they have a falling out with your child resulting in bullying. One threat for children online is from them self, especially if they are known to post a lot of information about them self online.

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Simple Habits That Can Protect You From Identity Theft [Infographic]

Online shopping, public forums and social networking sites have made it easier to shop and socialize from anywhere in the world. Most people view it as convenient shop with a few keystrokes. Keeping in touch with out of state friends and family, or even building and maintaining a local network is made easier through social networking. However, every bit of personal information volunteered online is recorded and kept somewhere, by someone.

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