Hacking, data breaches, online scams, identity theft, are constantly making headlines. But many of these will target passwords first! And while ESET’s research suggests the Irish use safer passwords than is the global average, it is always good to follow some additional safety tips, to keep yourself and your children safe. With the amount of online … More Password DOs and DON’Ts for you and your kids
Gone are the days of chain letters! Back then, all victims of fabricated falsehoods had to lose was time and possibly a few bucks for stamps. Compared to these old-school hoaxes, there’s much more at stake with their modern cousins – often designed well enough to manipulate their audience into doing something without even realizing it. … More Can you spot a hoax in the flood of news? Can your children?
Think that selfies are something new? Think again. Leonardo da Vinci, Rembrandt and Vincent van Gogh are just some of the renowned painters who ’took’ their self-portraits hundreds of years ago. They didn’t even need the technology of smart devices and social networks. But there was one other difference, which is more important today than … More Are selfies dangerous? Teach your kids about this
Laptops, smartphones and tablets – you can hardly find a connected device without a camera these days. Thanks to technological advances, it now doesn’t matter if your friend lives down the street or on the other side of the world, a webcam lets you have an (almost) face-to-face chat anytime. Video calls, selfies, vlogging, and … More Worried about your kids’ webcam use? You have every right to be
The Children’s Commissioner for England has called for more to be done to help educate children in online safety in a new study titled Growing Up Digital. Anne Longfield said that it is “wholly irresponsible” for youngsters to spend time in a digital world, without appropriate education. The year-long study found that across a number … More Children in a digital world ‘need lessons in online safety’
On the air While a sizable proportion of my income still comes from writing about security, I do very little media stuff nowadays. I’ve no current plans to do another conference presentation, and I can’t remember the last time I did a live interview, let alone a radio interview. However, there was a major exception … More Child safety: An unexpected radio interview