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hacked home security cameras

This “simple trick” gives anyone access to your home security camera

Recently, there was a shocking headline on the BBC. It said: “Home Security Camera Sends Video to Wrong Person.” Louisa Lewis had looked at her phone’s security camera app and noticed that she was seeing someone else’s kitchen. There was also a random person stood washing the dishes. Somehow, she was not seeing her own […]

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cyber crime

How to protect yourself against cyber crime when traveling

Thinking back 10 years to when I first began my travels, the type of crime I was worried about was being mugged or assaulted. And as a solo traveler, I was also admittedly on edge after having watched the terrifying blockbuster Hostel. But the type of crime that travelers encounter has changed a lot since […]

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PUBG ransomware attack

New ransomware holds your data hostage unless you play “PUBG”

You’ll likely have heard of the game PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds, also known as “PUBG.” It’s one of those uber popular online battle games where up to 100 people can parachute down on a random island, find weapons, and then fight each other until there’s only one player left standing. Millions of people love this game, but […]

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This dangerous new virus will rob your bank account

The way that cybercriminals distribute malware is ever changing, but some things have stayed the same—such as text message scams and phishing emails. The thing is, many people are now getting wise to these attacks, so cybercriminals are having to come up with new, ingenious scams that will fool us into clicking. These newer scams […]

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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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