Tag: Online Identity

5 Tips to Keep You From Falling for Scams

Whether you’re on the internet, you get a call from an unknown number, or someone you don’t know comes knocking, you should probably be thinking about scams. Of course, not everyone you talk to is going to try and scam you. But you should always have your eyes open for anyone trying to take advantage Read More…

How to Delete Old Accounts from the Internet

If you’ve been on the internet for a while, you’ve probably created some accounts that you then abandoned. Whether they were email addresses, social media profiles on defunct websites, or abandoned accounts on popular online shopping sites, it’s a good idea to track them down and delete them. Why? If for nothing else, deleting old Read More…

How Can You Protect Yourself from the Equifax Data Breach?

The Equifax data breach has been all over the news lately, and has captured a lot of people’s attention. That’s because it’s one of the nation’s largest credit bureaus. And because it may have exposed the information of up to 145 million American adults — one of the worst data breaches in the country’s history. Read More…

4 Reasons Why Unplugging May Be a Good Idea

There are endless think pieces about how much time people spend on the internet nowadays. You might be of the opinion that people simply sink too much time into the online world. Or you might appreciate the way the internet has changed life in the 21st century. No matter what you think of the internet, Read More…

How to Stay Up-to-Date on New Malware

Cybersecurity is an ever-changing landscape, and that can sometimes be daunting. After all, people seem to be developing both new malware and new security features every day. You might feel like there’s no way for you to truly stay up-to-date on the most useful ways to practice online safety. It’s easier than you might think. Read More…

Your Complete Guide to Ad Retargeting

“Retargeting” is a term commonly used when discussing advertising. But it can be a foreign concept if you’re not involved in the world of cybersecurity or advertising. To make matters even more complicated, people discuss it in both positive and negative terms. That can make it even more confusing if you don’t know much about Read More…

Project Strobe–Important Things to Know

If you’ve dabbled in the world of cybersecurity, you’ve probably heard of Project Strobe, if not in name, then at least in agency. This Google-headed policy is a step toward more privacy for Google Chrome users. It came in large part because of the ways in which data was leaking more and more often on Read More…

Could Hackers Want Your College Data?

Data breaches are all over the news recently. It seems like, at one time or another, some companies have issues with keeping your data protected. And that means you may occasionally find yourself on the wrong side of a hacking or scamming attempt. You probably think of a few things when you consider data breaches: Read More…

Is It Time to Revisit Your Privacy Settings?

Cybersecurity is a hot topic, especially as more and more issues regarding it rise up from big companies. Part of the issue is that people haven’t passed legislation that adheres to the current reality. How do privacy laws in the physical world translate to privacy laws online? Most legislation doesn’t have an answer to this Read More…

How to Safely Connect Online with Friends and Family

Social media has provided an incredible opportunity for people to connect with others. Whether you’re connecting with friends who you’ve never met in person (only on the internet), or you’re staying in contact with friends you’ve known for years in person, the internet has created a whole new way of interacting with other people. However, what Read More…