Tag: Online Safety

Three Reasons You Shouldn’t Turn Off Two-Factor Authentication

If you’ve ever logged into one of your social media accounts from an unknown computer, you’ve probably had to go through a two-factor authentication process. With this process, you use something to prove that you’re truly the person who owns the account, usually by inputting a code that the account texts to the phone number Read More…

Why Do People Put Tape Over Their Laptop Webcams?

Twenty years ago, people had to set up a webcam on top of their desktop computer in order to record themselves. Webcams didn’t come with computers, and frankly, they were rarely used. However, as laptops started to become widespread, and there were more sites and apps dedicated to video, webcams became part of everyday life. Read More…

Why You Might Want to Make Your Social Media Accounts Private

The world of social media is constantly growing; nowadays, there are more social media websites than ever, all competing for users’ attention. Facebook holds strong at over two billion users every month; Instagram recently hit one billion users per month; and even Twitter is climbing past 300 million users monthly. Putting your life on display Read More…

How Data Mining Uses Your Personal Information

Virtually everyone is worried about safety on the internet. After all, the way that people interact online is new, which means there aren’t very many laws surrounding it. Moreover, while there are some obvious legal connections between the online world and the offline world, such as it being illegal to scam people out of money Read More…

The Benefits of Using a VPN or Private Browser

If you’ve ever done some research on how to be safer online, it’s likely that you’ve run into information on VPNs and private browsers. These are both options that encrypt your connection much more securely than normal browsing measures, so you can input sensitive information on the internet safely. However, most people don’t know what Read More…

How to Use Your Twitter Account Safely and Successfully

With any social media platform, there’s the potential for danger. Whether dealing with threats or hatred from other users, trying to get a handle on what exactly is acceptable on social media, or keeping up to date on the platform’s actual official issues; there’s a lot to do. Nowhere is that more evident than on Read More…

How to Shop Safely Online When Using a Credit or Debit Card

E-commerce has completely changed the shopping world. Most big retailers have some form of online shopping online for customers who don’t live close to a retail store, or who just enjoy the convenience of shopping from home. There are even incredibly successful retailers that are online only. Amazon, for example, has no retail stores, but Read More…

How to Stay Up to Date with the Newest Technology

Technology is progressing at an incredible rate, and it can sometimes feel impossible to stay up to date on it. With as much as technology affects our lives in the modern era, it’s important to attempt to understand the ways in which technology is growing and changing. If you don’t understand technological jargon and high-tech Read More…

How to Tell if an Ad Is Clickbait

The number of people vying for your attention is also slowly but surely rising as more and more companies try to build their business on the internet. That means that companies need to create more interesting ways to get you interested in their content. The desire to capture your attention, without even necessarily having to Read More…

Three New Impostor Scams of 2018

You’ve probably heard of fraudulent emails claiming to be a government agency or phone calls requesting that cash is sent under the pretense of a loved one in trouble. What do these cons have in common? They are referred to as “impostor scams.” Although they come in countless varieties, these scammers try to impersonate someone Read More…