Bullying is nasty. Online bullying is even nastier. The perp hides behind a cloak of anonymity while the victim weeps onto their key board and disintegrates inside. It’s not ok, it needs to be stopped and here’s some advice on how to do just that.
So school is out and the kids are home and already driving you nuts…at least they’re quiet and safe when they’re on the iPad, computer or your smartphone, right? Wrong. The online world opens up a whole suite of potential risks, such as exposure to inappropriate content, cyber bullying, and more. BullGuard has put together 5 key internet safety tips for your kids, that won’t put them at risk, and won’t put your internet security at risk either.
Just recently, it was reported that a hacker leveraged Facebook’s Graph Search to collect information from the massive database. Data like phone numbers was obtained from thousands of users, which when matched with the username could have further implications on the users’ privacy. Facebook handled it by issuing the hacker with a cease and desist. It is not clear exactly how many Facebook users’ data was obtained, nor is it clear as to whether Facebook will choose to notify those users whose data was compromised.
This internet security report has been brought to you by the FBI. They recently revealed that photo-sharing programs are the new scam. Cybercriminals have spread their evil claws and thieving ways to yet another aspect of our internet usage. They are setting up fake photo-sharing websites and luring you in.
It’s a very different world out there; the one our children are growing up in is certainly not the same world we grew up in. Technology has evolved quite dramatically, and as a result, we, as parents, often find ourselves unprepared for some of the most important conversations we need to be having with our children.
Web browsers are a gate open to the internet. Although we may not realize it, we rely extensively on the use of web browsers to read emails or local news, to check the weather forecast or to manage our financial resources.
Online job hunting has become so popular lately, joining trends from other aspects of our lives. Quite a few employers choose to spread the word about job openings via online professional networks. But at the same time, cybercriminals sharpen their skills in stealing personal, contact or financial details by posing as legitimate job advertisers and using applicants’ details to commit fraud.
Have you ever thought about how much of your life is stored on Facebook? Birthdays, graduations, holidays, old boyfriends and girlfriends, babies – it’s all on there. And have you ever thought about what would happen if a hacker was able to access that information and wreak havoc on your account?
First off, let’s establish what NFC means. NFC stands for Near Field Communication, and is a form of technology that wirelessly sends payment information. Think virtual wallets. By installing an NFC chip within your smartphone, you can store your credit card info and pay by swiping your phone over the credit card reader. Pretty nifty!