Tag: Online Safety

The Impact of Trolling and Internet Harassment

Have you ever scrolled through the comments section on social media and shaken your head at the vile comments that seem to take everything to a needlessly personal level? Congratulations, you’ve witnessed a troll at work. Trolling has a history nearly as old as the internet itself. And we all know it had its real-life Read More…

6 Real Things You Can Find on the Dark Web

You may have heard of the dark web before: an untraceable network of websites only accessible through the Tor browser. And it hosts a lot of shady content. Most people don’t know much more than that. Rather, the phrase “dark web” just brings to mind scary online content. If you want to know more about Read More…

What Facebook’s Privacy Problems Mean to You

FacebookⒸ has encountered privacy concerns multiple times over the years. Staying up-to-date on these concerns is an essential part of keeping your information safe, especially if you use Facebook frequently. And, when it comes to staying safe online in general, looking at big companies’ missteps can help you learn what to watch out for. Here’s Read More…

Guide to Online Shopping Scams

In the modern world, most people shop online regularly. Online, you can buy books, concert and movie tickets, clothes, personal items, and even groceries! However, because online services are so easy to create, they also lead to a lot of scams. Check out this list of common scams on well-known platforms, so you can be Read More…

How to Effectively Protect Your Online Data

In the modern era, it can sometimes feel impossible to stay protected. Sure, you might have a home security system, a password on your digital devices, and a charged phone in your glove box in case you ever need to call 911 while out. But does it really matter? After all, with so many cybercriminals Read More…

Imposter Scams: A Criminal May be Impersonating Someone You Know

Avoiding scams is an incredibly important part of keeping yourself and your money safe. After all, in 2018 alone, nearly $1.5 billion was lost to scammers. That’s over a third higher than 2017 losses! For the first time, imposter scams were at the top of the list, which means that more and more people are Read More…

Real World Tips for Online Safety

For some, it can be jarring coming to the realization that the online world and the offline world require their own unique standards of safety. After all, while most Generation Z kids grew up with the internet, those born in the early ’90s or earlier didn’t have that same experience. In those days, when your Read More…

A to Z Guide to Scams You Should Watch Out For

Everyone knows to be cautious online, but you might not know what being cautious should actually look like. Use this A to Z list to keep your eyes open for all sorts of potential scams online or by phone. Astroturfing Scammers pay people to write good reviews for their e-commerce store, website, or product, trying Read More…

Online Catfishing: 6 Ways to Avoid Fakes Online

More people than ever are using online dating sites to find a partner; you very well may be one of them. In fact, about 40 million Americans use online dating sites, with 27% of young adults using either a dating website or an app on their phone. It’s more common than ever to find a Read More…

What is the Dark Web?

If you’ve been on the internet for any length of time, you’ve probably heard about the “dark web.” However, you may not know what the dark web really is, just that it’s scary. Many people even use the term “dark web” without knowing what, exactly, they’re referring to. Instead of being terrified, read on to Read More…