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Enhanced Safe Browsing can help keep you safer online - but it comes with trade-offs that may not be worth it for some people.

Should I Turn On Enhanced Safe Browsing? Exploring Google’s Improved Safety Feature

There are a lot of really great things on the internet. But there are also a lot of risks. Even something as simple as visiting a less-than-honest website could open you up to the dangers of phishing and malware. So people who find out about new protection options often want to enable them to protect…

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3 Quick Ways to Find the IP Address of a Website

Without an IP address, we would all scream into the Internet abyss, and no one would hear us. Interactive websites, social media, and video platforms wouldn’t exist. IP (Internet Protocol) addresses allow us easy access to the Internet. Although we’re each assigned an address, for websites, IP addresses hold paramount importance.  You can glean a…

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FastPeopleSearch Opt-Out Guide

FastPeopleSearch is a free people search website owned by PeopleFinders that allows users to search for personal information; this includes information such as names, addresses, phone numbers, and relatives. Sites like these are common forms of data brokers. If you are concerned about privacy, you may want to remove yourself from FastPeopleSearch. In this article,…

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What is a Virtual IP Address?

Even those of us who don’t work in IT or a tech-related field might recognize the term IP address (Internet Protocol Address). Although we may not be clear on the many forms an IP address can take, we probably know that everyone who utilizes the Internet has an assigned IP. So what is a virtual…

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How to Find the Owner of an IP Address

To find out who owns an IP address, you can use a WHOIS lookup tool. They’re easy to use, and most let you look up an unlimited number of IP addresses for free. Whether you’re simply curious about an IP address’s owner or need to know more for security reasons, this is the guide for…

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Dr. Jessica Barker talks about cybersecurity culture and the human element in cybersecurity.

Cybersecurity Culture and the Human Element

When we think about cybersecurity, we generally think about technology – new gadgets, fancy systems, and screens full of computer code that will keep the hackers out. The role that people play is often an afterthought. But in reality, every step of the cybersecurity process, from inventing new systems to implementing defense strategies, has people…

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Two women realizing they were scammed online during a humanitarian crisis

How Online Scammers Take Advantage of Humanitarian Crises

Unfortunately, global, national, and local humanitarian crises are mostly out of our control. A hurricane or a tornado hits and wipes out an entire town. A pandemic strikes worldwide and millions are left suffering. Often, this brings out the best in humanity — common people band together to help those in need. However, crises also…

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A Comprehensive Guide to Stopping Data Collection

In today’s digital age, protecting personal information has become increasingly important. With data breaches and privacy violations making headlines, it’s crucial for consumers to take matters into their own hands. This guide will help protect you from data collection on the internet by covering key areas such as masking your payments, IP address, device fingerprint…

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