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Webcam Spies: Why You Should Cover Your Laptop Camera ASAP

If you’re worried about webcam spies or cyber hackers obtaining your most confidential information, your paranoia is well-founded. You know this is a serious issue when even Mark Zuckerberg himself put a piece of tape over the camera on his own computer: Let’s take a closer look: So why the growing concern about hackers and…

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Red Team vs. Blue Team: Cybersecurity Color Wars

When you hear red team vs. blue team you might think of those old games of capture the flag. When you find out it’s related to cybersecurity you may think it’s a reference to The Matrix. Do you take the red pill or the blue pill? But in cybersecurity, these are the two approaches to…

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New Year's Resolution: I Will Be Password Smart (with the help of a Password Manager)

Password Security, Simplicity and a Stress-Free Life: Sound Good to You?

Getting a password manager is a very wise thing to do. As you start to explore all its offerings (once you sign up for one!) you’ll know you made a smart move.

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What Can You Do If A Website Uses a Photo of You Without Your Permission?

In a digital age where we live out our lives on the Internet, it’s inevitable photos of you will pop up online. You may be the one to publish these photos, but sometimes, someone else may use your likeness or image without your permission. When this happens, can you legally force a website owner to…

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Check Out These Safety and Privacy Gifts for 2021

Forget the coffee mug, sweater or box of regifted candy this holiday season. Check out these great safety and privacy gifts for 2021.

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Facial Recognition Technology: The Future of Tech or a Privacy Invasion?

Your face is unique. On a planet with a population of 7.67 billion, no one else has the exact same facial characteristics as you. Which is why governments and various organizations are utilizing facial recognition technology to identify people.  When cameras were invented, Native Americans were wary of devices that capture and log our facial…

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The 7 Best Encrypted Messaging Apps for Android

Most of us couldn’t live without messaging apps. Whether we’re talking to family, friends, or colleagues, these apps keep us communicating no matter where we are in the world. As convenient as messaging apps are, they can also lead to privacy issues. Messages you think are private might be read by third parties, or the…

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How Can You Scrub Your Social Media Presence?

People can learn a lot about you from your social media profiles — perhaps more than you’d like. When you overshare on social media, cybercriminals can get a hold of your information, potential employers can see borderline inappropriate photos and comments, and your overall privacy is compromised. It’s never a bad time to go through…

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