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5 common internet security mistakes you need to fix now

The shadow of 2017’s big data breaches have scarcely passed, and already another internet security scandal is shaking the world: Cambridge Analytica’s alleged misuse of vast troves of Facebook user data. With governments struggling to manage the damage, many people are wondering: is it still possible to protect data online? Long-term solutions are still far […]

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Your fitness app might be exposing where you live

Social fitness apps allow us to share our training, track our progress, and follow our friends’ workouts. They’ve done more to motivate people to stay active than perhaps any other workout tool, building a community for like-minded people to share their passion for health and fitness. The trouble is, these apps can also expose sensitive […]

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3 common password security myths exposed

From social media to office emails, people use passwords on almost all facets of internet communication. Why, then, do they still create passwords that would take a hacker only a few seconds or minutes to crack? Most likely, it is because of the misconceptions surrounding password security. Users still believe certain things when it comes […]

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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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6 Public Wifi Security Tips

6 public Wi-Fi security tips

Ideally, unsecured public Wi-Fi hotspots should just be avoided. However, their convenience and freeness make it somewhat difficult to resist connecting to them, especially in situations when you don’t have easy access to a secure network. If you find yourself needing to connect to an open Wi-Fi network, you need to ensure that your information […]

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Why Cybersecurity Is A Problem For The Healthcare Industry

4 reasons why cybersecurity is a problem for the healthcare industry

The healthcare industry treats millions upon millions of patients each year. This huge number of cases means equally massive amounts of patient information to deal with. Couple that with poor online infrastructure, and the consequence is an enormous cybersecurity problem that the healthcare industry is unable to handle. The cybersecurity of the healthcare industry is […]

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