Password recycling or using easy-to-guess passwords are just two common mistakes you may be making when protecting your digital accounts. Typing in a password to access one of the tens or hundreds of services that we use has become such an everyday part of our lives that we rarely give it a second thought. Quite … More 5 common password mistakes you should avoid
While in France, a citizen of Brazil who resides in California books a bungee jump in New Zealand. Is it a leap of faith into the unknown, for both the operator and the thrill-seeker? The internet has created truly global markets for businesses that would have once remained local and may have struggled to reach … More Is “global privacy” an oxymoron?
Does your child dream of becoming a YouTube or Instagram celebrity? The influencer lifestyle is not as picture-perfect as it may seem. The rise of the internet has led to the rise of the social media influencer, altering the aspirations of children around the world. A recent survey of 2,000 parents of 11 to 16-year-olds shows that … More The pitfalls of being an influencer: What parents should know and do
Other leaked records include videos, facial and body scans, as well as a range of patients’ personal data. Hundreds of thousands of records belonging to plastic surgery patients have been discovered sitting on an unprotected server and accessible for anyone to view. The data were stored on an Amazon Web Services (AWS) S3 bucket database … More Sensitive plastic surgery photos exposed online
Are you looking to hide in plain sight? Here’s a rundown of three options for becoming invisible online. As concern about internet privacy grows and grows, more and more people are actively seeking to browse the web anonymously. There are various ways to avoid being identified or tracked on the internet, although, in fact, “attempt … More 3 ways to browse the web anonymously
Even if you are careful about what you download, chances are your children will be less cautious. Here’s how you can help them – and your entire family – stay safe… Life without the internet is rather difficult to fathom, and particularly for children the online world holds a magical allure. While many parents are becoming … More Safe downloading habits: What to teach your kids
If you have had tech connectivity issues you may have heard the IT security team say, “that’s a firewall issue”, so what is a firewall and how does it work? As its name would suggest, the term originates from a structure that prevents the spread of a fire, such as emergency fire exits. In old … More Why do IT Security experts refer to firewalls?