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Here are all the terrible things a criminal can do with your Social Security number

Identity theft is a serious problem in the US. In 2017 alone, more than 16.7 million people were affected. Most of the time, criminals steal your identity by having access to your Social Security number. What’s worse: you might not even realize what’s happening until it’s too late. There are several ways hackers can get […]

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Fake followers? Why this company might be selling your stolen online profile

Having a large following on Twitter can mean big business. And as anyone who is active on social media probably knows, it’s all-too-easy to buy fake followers in an effort to appear more influential. What you might not realize, however, is that these fake followers are often impersonating real people with stolen personal information—even, potentially, […]

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4 Ways To Buy Bitcoins Anonymously

Bitcoin is a decentralized form of digital currency, meaning it works without any central banking structure or sole administrative organization. It is also very secure because bitcoin transactions are processed electronically with the aid of high-level cryptography. All these qualities make bitcoins attractive to people who treasure their financial privacy and safety. However, it can […]

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The Most Common Attack Vectors Used By Cybercrooks Today

As technology develops further and tools for connectivity become more efficient in their use and operation, it also becomes easier for hackers and cyber criminals to disrupt our devices. With so many of us reliant on our phones, laptops, and other devices, we have multiple ways to access important tools and information – and multiple […]

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Scared of Online Identity Theft? Get the facts here. (Infographic)

Ways Cybercriminals Can Steal your Identity There are many ways cyber criminals can steal your identity. In addition to spying on your account, identity thieves can also make use of spamming to lure you into clicking links to locations that contain malicious software such as spyware and keylogger. Phishing is another type of online fraud […]

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Are you Cyber Aware? Here’s the facts (Infographic)

Why use Hotspot Shield? Aside from masking your IP address, better security via advanced encryption, and added malware protection, Hotspot Shield also has other features that provide better online connectivity.  You can use it to unblock websites blocked by your network administrator, protect yourself from attacks when connected to public hotspots, and access content that […]

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Back to School? Get the Most out of Wi-Fi with Hotspot Shield VPN

It’s the start of a new academic year! You might be busy preparing for the new academic year ahead, buying the perfect bag to carry all your school essentials, picking the right notebooks and pens, and even planning what to wear on your first day. While you’re at it, why don’t you also get a […]

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3 Malware Strains You Should Be Aware Of

On the Internet, malicious software abound, and going online without the best Internet security VPN is tantamount to going to battle unprepared. Why You Need to Know About Malware Knowing about the different malware strains that prowl the World Wide Web is very important because doing so gives you an idea of how they work […]

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Online fraud: The essential guide to protecting yourself

Yes, it’s possible: preventing fraudsters from getting to you via online trickery and other stealthy actions. Yes, it’s possible to be thinking one step ahead of cybercriminals. There are simple precautions you can take to help avoid online fraud from happening to you. Here are some essential tips you should follow. Emails Let’s begin with […]

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Identity Theft 101 | Few Tips To Protect Yourself

What’s it called if, for example, someone runs up your credit card line without your permission? Identity theft. ID theft isn’t necessarily someone going around impersonating you. But it is considered someone taking over your accounts. Account takeover is also someone hacking into your computer and getting the password for your PayPal account, then sucking […]

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