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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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Privacy Matters? Know The Risks of Public WiFi

Wired internet or wireless WiFi, the warnings are out there: Don’t visit any websites that you have important accounts with when using a public computer (hotel, airport, café, etc.). Visiting even a more trivial account, such as an online community for cheese lovers, could sink you—in that a cyber thief might get your username and […]

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Are WiFi Phone Calls Safe?

In fewer than 10 years, smartphones have revolutionized how we interact with the world and with each other. Carrying a powerful computer in your pocket has countless advantages, but what about the risks? Mobile innovation is moving so fast, driven by a voracious market, that many consumers are jumping to adopt new technologies without stopping […]

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Public Wi-Fi Checklist: 7 Things to Remember Before Signing On

Public Wi-Fi is everywhere. According to BBC News, there is one hotspot to 150 people worldwide. Of course, in some countries, the ratio is a lot smaller. In the United Kingdom, for instance, there is one hotspot for every 11 people. Indeed, it is easier to connect than ever before, whether you are just stopping […]

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6 Simple Ways to Protect Your Twitter Account from Hackers

Twitter hacks are far from an uncommon occurrence. Users ranging from major news media outlets to A-list celebrities have suffered the effects of unscrupulous hackers. Depending on the nature of the hack, the effects can range from annoying to disastrous. While there are ways you can recover from a Twitter hack, a far better tactic […]

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Apple’s New iPhone 6: Examining the Highlights and Security Features

During the past few months, millions of mobile users and die-hard Apple fans eagerly await the announcement of the iPhone 6. Apple’s loyal iPhone fans, after all, have long awaited a device with a bigger screen, a better mobile camera, access to a contactless payment technology, and much more. After much ado, the hot new phone […]

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Researchers say your mobile carrier’s network isn’t all that secure

Recently, researchers have discovered that the tools that update your smartphone’s operating system over the air have holes that hackers can slip into! It’s estimated that as many as two billion handsets are vulnerable, and in some instances, security patches haven’t even been released. The open mobile alliance device management (OMA-DM) protocol is used by […]

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