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Data Privacy Day 2020: 4 Ways to Protect Your Data

Data Privacy Day 2020: 4 Ways to Protect Your Data January 28th, 2020 No Comments Data Privacy, Data Protection, Online Privacy With the rollout of the California Consumer Privacy Act this month, many people wonder what data protection means, and wh
Publish At:2020-01-28 10:05 | Read:475 | Comments:0 | Tags:Data Privacy Data Protection Online Privacy california consu

A week in security (December 23 – 29)

Last week on Malwarebytes Labs, we continued our retrospective coverage with a look at how lawmakers in the United States treated online privacy this year, finding trends in multiple federal bills introduced in the Senate. Then we took a little break for the holidays. Other cybersecurity news: Now an annual tradition for close to a decade, SplashData u
Publish At:2019-12-30 16:50 | Read:445 | Comments:0 | Tags:A week in security a week in security Google Chrome online p

How to Protect Yourself (& your family) against Identity Theft During the Holidays

How to Protect Yourself (& your family) against Identity Theft During the Holidays December 24th, 2019 No Comments Holidays, identity theft, Mobile Security, Online Privacy, Online Safety, PC security, Uncategorized The holidays are a great tim
Publish At:2019-12-24 05:05 | Read:758 | Comments:0 | Tags:Holidays identity theft Mobile Security Online Privacy Onlin

Online privacy in 2019: a legislative review

For decades, the United States treated data privacy like an aging home, patching individual leaks and drafts only when a new storm hit. The country passed a law protecting healthcare-related information, and not much else. It then passed a law protecting video rental information, and not much else. It continued this way, repeatedly passing sector-specific la
Publish At:2019-12-23 16:50 | Read:7358 | Comments:0 | Tags:Privacy ACCESS Act California Consumer Privacy Act comprehen

6 Tips to Spot Online Scams this Shopping Season, and 9 Ways to Stop them:

6 Tips to Spot Online Scams this Shopping Season, and 9 Ways to Stop them: November 7th, 2019 No Comments anti-phishing, Holidays, Mobile Security, Online Privacy, Online Safety, PC security Singles’ Day, or “Worlds Shopping Day”, marks the s
Publish At:2019-11-11 22:05 | Read:912 | Comments:0 | Tags:anti-phishing Holidays Mobile Security Online Privacy Online

How to protect yourself from doxing

“Abandon hope all ye who enter.” This ominous inscription affixed atop the gates to Hell in Dante’s Divine Comedy applies peculiarly well to describe the state of the Internet today. It’s hard to draw a parallel to the utility that the Internet has offered to modern civilization—perhaps no other technological innovation has brought about greater chan
Publish At:2019-10-25 16:50 | Read:633 | Comments:0 | Tags:How-tos dox doxer doxing IP address mobile VPNs online priva

Job seekers are scrubbing clean their social media accounts

byLisa VaasWe’re thrilled to pass along the findings of a new report that says that job seekers are doing what we’ve been begging them (as well as those people who are just fine with their current jobs, thank you very much) to do for years: button down privacy on their social media accounts, and mop up the splatter tracks of their nonprofessional
Publish At:2019-10-10 06:05 | Read:544 | Comments:0 | Tags:Facebook LinkedIn Privacy Social networks employment job app

Is your identity safe online? You might be surprised

You might know what a VPN (Virtual Private Network) is. But if you’re like many people out there, you probably don’t use one. You should though. And when you finish this blog post, you’ll know why.   A VPN is a private network established over the internet. That might sound complicated, so simply put, a VPN provides security for your device’s internet c
Publish At:2016-07-28 23:45 | Read:3291 | Comments:0 | Tags:Privacy Security encryption freedome Internet tracking mass

Anonymity is not Just for Criminals – 3 legit Reasons to Hide your Tracks Online

  In 1853 a strange new invention appeared in the English cityscape, and caused a small wave of moral outrage among Victorians. This perceived threat to social order was not a new drug, political movement or saucy romance novel, but the seemingly harmless letter box. One reason was the shocking development of women now being able to post letters without
Publish At:2016-05-21 10:35 | Read:2971 | Comments:0 | Tags:Privacy communication freedome Internet tracking mass survel

14 Simple Steps for Writing Rock-Solid Passwords

Because your privacy is only as safe as your weakest password.Your online privacy depends on the strength of your passwords.Ok, so maybe that’s a bit of an exaggeration, but let’s face it. The strength of your passwords is important. If it wasn’t, why would so many people be interested in hacking them!Passwords keep your private stuff private. They make sure
Publish At:2015-05-15 00:10 | Read:5724 | Comments:0 | Tags:Mobile Security Online Privacy Online Safety PC security ant

What the Heck are Zero-Day Attacks? (And 3 Ways to Avoid Them)

If you look for the term zero-day attack in your home dictionary, you probably won’t find it.Go ahead and check…I’ll wait.You might not even find the term in some online dictionaries (though to be fair, it does appear in others.).Nevertheless, if you google the term, you’ll find thousands of references to it, many of them from mainstream sources including Fo
Publish At:2015-05-07 07:35 | Read:4798 | Comments:0 | Tags:Online Privacy Online Safety PC security advanced real-time

9 Ways to Avoid Online Shopping Traps (Just in Time for Mother’s Day)

 So it’s a week or so before Mother’s Day and you’re thinking about what to get for your mom. Buy her a book on Amazon? Send her a bouquet of flowers via an online florist? Buy tickets online for an upcoming show?If you’re like millions of sons and daughters, you’ll probably shop for your mother online this year. It’s a great convenience, that’s true, b
Publish At:2015-04-29 18:40 | Read:3861 | Comments:0 | Tags:Mobile Security Online Privacy Online Safety Uncategorized e

4 Ways to Protect Your Privacy on Public WiFi

Public Wifi is convenient, but is it safe?Internet cafés are so 2014. Today, almost every café worth its coffee beans offers free public WiFi. So do fast food restaurants, bus stops, intercity trains, airports, malls, libraries, hotels, and public toilets. Yes, even public toilets.But the fact that WiFi is public and free doesn’t mean that it’s safe. To the
Publish At:2015-04-16 19:35 | Read:3874 | Comments:0 | Tags:Mobile Security Online Privacy identity theft man in the mid

The Perils of Privacy Personas

Privacy is a complex beast, and depending on who you talk to, you get very different opinions of what is required to be private online. Some people really don’t care, and others really do. It just depends on the reasons why they care and the lengths they are both willing and able to go through to protect that privacy. This is a brief run-down on som
Publish At:2015-04-10 20:30 | Read:3302 | Comments:0 | Tags:Industry Observations Technical Insight Vulnerabilities Web

How Valuable is Your Email Account to Hackers?

Your email archive is full of information that’s valuable to you—and to cybercriminals. The combination of plentiful email storage and relaxed password practices enable criminals to do their worst. Many Web-based email systems now offer multiple gigabytes of storage for free. For example, Google gives you 15GB to share across Gmail, Google Drive, and other G
Publish At:2015-02-25 20:45 | Read:3464 | Comments:0 | Tags:Online Privacy PC security email security

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