School’s OUT! 5 Tips To Survive The Summer

Summer internet security tips_blogSo 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.

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Fact: Facebook Graph Search Makes It Easy For Hackers To Get Your Private Data

Facebook graph search threats_blogJust 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.

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Safe Online Job Hunting

Safe_job_hunting_blogOnline 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.

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Is NFC Technology Enabling Mobile Security Threats?

NFC_mobile_security_risksFirst 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!

 

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