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smart home spying

How to stop your smart home devices from spying on you

The advent of smart home devices has made our life at home far more convenient. From remotely controlling various appliances with our smartphone to increasing energy efficiency to automatic door locks, the advantages of having a smart home are endless. However, this convenience can come at the expense of your privacy. Just like anything connected […]

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internet security mistakes

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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Smart travel

Smart travel: 4 common security blunders to avoid while traveling

Do you exercise smart travel decisions when headed abroad? There are certain things you need to know before you go. Here are some common travel mistakes people make as they leave the comfort of home. Using a debit card Yes, debit cards are convenient, but they might not be the best way to get cash or […]

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cybersecurity

These industries are most vulnerable to cyber attacks

Nobody is immune to cyber attacks. From clothing stores to insurance providers, any company is a potential victim. Cybercriminals don’t discriminate on who to hit, as long as they can profit from it. However, data has shown certain industries are more vulnerable to cyber attacks. Here are four examples. 1. Healthcare Several large-scale cyber threats […]

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identity theft

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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iPhone X hack

This company claims it can hack your iPhone X

The iPhone X (and 8) is designed with the latest security technology to keep your information private. When the device is locked, only you should be able to unlock it. Though that has always been Apple’s intentions, and the Cupertino-based tech giant has remained adamant that it won’t install a “backdoor” for government agencies to […]

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SIM card scam

How hackers can drain your bank account using the SIM card scam

These days, it’s tough to protect your personal information. Things like your name, date of birth, address, phone number, and of course Social Security number are all at risk, and with our reliance on social media and our willingness to share personal details online, hackers are finding it easier than ever to steal our identities. […]

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