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Category: Cyber Security

Do Not Fall for These 15 Facebook Cloning Scams and Hoaxes

April 17th, 2017 - Filed under Cyber Security

Facebook is truly a leader in social media with around two billion active users worldwide. With so many people using it, the platform becomes a popular target for cyber criminals, prankers, and even comedians. This has been causing some problems for the users who get tricked by various hoaxes, cloning scams, and fake news about dead celebrities, natural disasters, and other extraordinary events that did not happen.

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Facebook has started to battle hoaxes seriously around two years ago. Then, an update to News Feed was introduced to reduce the distribution of posts that people have reported as hoaxes and fake. Despite that one and many other updates, the platform is still targeted by cyber criminals. Unfortunately, in many cases they are successful.

Here are fifteen examples of Facebook cloning scams and hoaxes that made quite an impact. Read more…

Top 20 Privacy Apps to Keep Secret Photos & Videos Safe

March 14th, 2017 - Filed under Cyber Security

Most of the smartphone users have a large number of media (pictures, videos, etc.) on their phones which are to be kept secured from public usage.

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We always want some privacy that is because we want to hide some photos. The good news for such users who want to enjoy the smartphone technology in a thrilling way, there have been a large number of apps developed that induce the high-level privacy on their videos and photos. Read more…

Latest Facebook Privacy and Security Features to Protect Users

March 2nd, 2017 - Filed under Cyber Security

Facebook, from the past many years; has gained the reputation of being a largest online social network podium across the globe. The influence of Facebook is too wide and its usability is so convenient that people of all ages such as a teenager, youth and senior citizens can even access it without any hassle. More than this, it has gained popularity in remote areas of every country in such a manner that you easily get connected and can interact with parents, neighbours, relatives and the known ones.

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But sometimes, you may get confronted with uncertain problems that have breached your FB account security and privacy. With the consistent arising of problems in Facebook, the merits between public and private space are getting diminished or blurred consistently as the time passes by. Without being aware of FB security and privacy features, you might end up becoming prey to identity theft, malicious activities as well as phishing attack plotted by the scammers and cyberpunks. Read more…

Top 20 Best File Encryption Tools for Privacy Protection

February 27th, 2017 - Filed under Cyber Security

Cyber security is a real problem in today’s digital world. According to Symantec, nearly 1 million cyber-attacks occurred daily in 2015. Symantec also reports that up to 75 percent of websites contain unpatched vulnerabilities, which puts everyone online at risk.

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One way to mitigate your risk of becoming a cyber-attack victim is to encrypt your data. That way, even if someone does get their hands on your data, it drastically reduces the chance that they can actually use it against you. Check out these top 20 file encryption tools that will help ensure your privacy online and on your desktop, listed in no particular order. Read more…

Top 20 Privacy Protection Apps & Tools You Should Install

February 23rd, 2017 - Filed under Cyber Security

As the world gets more digitally driven and the number of smartphone users increase, there are rising concerns about how individual and corporate privacy may be protected. In the light of the Snowden files, people have become more aware about the reality of privacy breaches and digital intrusion. Suddenly your personal details or files may not be so personal anymore.

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To guard against cyber-ware and malicious attack, here are 20 privacy protection apps you can install on your mobile. Read more…

Top 15 Websites to Learn Ethical Hacking Like a Pro

February 15th, 2017 - Filed under Cyber Security

Ethical hacking is a practice that does not undermine digital rights of another party. The hacker gets access to his or her desired online source.

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Ethical hacker is watchman for different websites who explores system’s weaknesses that a criminal computer expert can use in order to gain access to various online platforms. Ethical hacker does not destroy information or data. He or she reports directly to the organizational management to inform about potential vulnerability of the system. An ethical hacker also proactively works in order to resolve various security issues. Read more…

15 Ways to Store, Protect and Manage Your Online Passwords

February 5th, 2017 - Filed under Cyber Security

There’s a good chance you’re living your life online now. You’ve probably got an interactive platform to work with colleagues and a home wifi network plan that’s designed to keep Netflix streaming as smooth as possible. There’s an app (or program) for literally everything you can imagine. It’s a great time to be alive.

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But for all the progress we’ve made and the convenience we have, we still haven’t figured out how to provide access securely. Even the most sophisticated algorithm and cutting edge computer software is locked behind a traditional password. The average person tends to have over 19 different passwords and 33% of all internet users use passwords that are insecure. Read more…

15 Most Common PayPal Scams You Must Avoid

November 24th, 2016 - Filed under Cyber Security

PayPal is one of the most important payment systems in the world that is used by millions of people. Being a huge fan of the platform myself, I have used it for many years and encountered a number of scams during this time. Apparently, scammers try to take advantage of the popularity of the platform from the very first year it was introduced, so there are many scams.

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No one wants to lose money from PayPal account. Getting robbed online is one of worst things because the account becomes exposed and should not be used again until everything is cleared. It is clear that you should have a strong password on your account to protect from being accessed by someone else but you have to apply some extra effort to make sure that everything is secured. Read more…

10 Interesting Facts about Data Encryption You Must Know

September 1st, 2016 - Filed under Cyber Security

Data encryption is where messages are encoded in a way that only those allowed can read the information. Although it does not prevent interception, it does prevent the content of the message from being read by those who do not have permission to do so. Encryption is used to protect data that is being transferred by networks, mobile phones, wireless microphones, wireless intercom systems, Bluetooth devices, and ATMs. Sensitive data should be encrypted. These include:

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15 Serious Global Threats to Today’s Internet

July 18th, 2016 - Filed under Cyber Security

We are living in the technological advanced age in which every second is a challenge for all of us. The Invent of internet has made our lives easy and innovative but on the other hand, it has opened ways for cybercrime that has given birth to the global internet security threats. As there is more innovation, hackers are exploring more ways to attack the cyber space security with more sophisticated attempts.

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Here i am going to describe the top 15 threats to today’s internet security: Read more…

Top 20 Most Destructive Cyber Attacks in History

July 15th, 2016 - Filed under Cyber Security

Generally, I am quite good at techy stuff and I thought I had protection against the malware and spyware, I felt confident that I never have to combat cyber attack. But to my surprise, recently I have been a victim of cyber-attack. Yes, just like anybody else I also had a harrowing experience. I immediately called up one of my best friends Jason, who is well-versed in dealing with cyber attacks and related issues. He really proved helpful in getting me out of this technical ordeal but at the same time he did gave me some tips that will protect me from such attacks in future like setting difficult passwords, clearing browsing history and changing passwords regularly.

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As Jason was doing his techy stuff, meanwhile I started a topic of the most destructive cyber-attacks in the history. He said that he has a fair knowledge of the most notorious cyber attacks that have taken place so far. He started by saying that the main culprits behind all this hacking thing are the hackers or ‘hactivists’ (he joked). Read more…

11 Tips to Stay Safe When Shopping Online

May 3rd, 2016 - Filed under Cyber Security

There are different reasons why we prefer making an online purchase. E-commerce websites are glazing platforms where you can find great bargains and mind-boggling selections. It’s just-a-click-away shopping partnered with decent customer service (well sometimes). In the modern age, shopping has become more convenient for most buyers.

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However, there’s no such thing as perfect — even on online shopping. Phishing, scams and other digital crimes do exist. Data from cbs.com stated that in 2013 alone, seven percent (7%) of US organizations had lost more than $1 Million as a result of various crimes that happen on the web. Read more…

Top 10 Most Dangerous Computer Viruses

February 3rd, 2016 - Filed under Cyber Security

When the world was introduced to the home computer, it was also introduced to the virus. Especially since the Internet came about more and more opportunities have arose for tech-savvy types who want to infect other people’s systems for fun or profit. Even though antivirus software has become very sophisticated over the years a good backup is still necessary in 2016.

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Some viruses and other malware are nothing but an annoyance, quickly removed from a system and forgotten soon after. But some have had a real impact on the world and the way we use computers, even adding new words to the language. Let’s take a look at ten that have come up over the years. Read more…

10 Useful Tips to Secure Your Cloud Data

January 23rd, 2016 - Filed under Cyber Security

Are you almost always persisting to use cloud services to save your data? Well, you are not the only person in the world to think that way and so your ambivalence is valid. However, it is best to know that cloud-based storage services are here for good. These happen to be the ultimate solutions for storing the data online, with an ease of access whenever you want and wherever you want.

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While it may seem tempting, people still raise concerns regarding the matter in terms of security. Who knows someone can just sneak into your cloud data and access the sensitive information that you stored on cloud merely to save space on your hard disk. It certainly sounds like a hard bargain. Therefore it is advisable to take precautionary measures before it’s too late. Read more…

10 Easy Ways to Access Blocked Websites

November 30th, 2015 - Filed under Cyber Security

Access to a wide variety of websites is blocked by many authorities across the world. Extreme cases, such as China, use their own firewall systems to block out the majority of the internet; in other places you may find your college or workplace blocks all access to social media sites.

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Sometimes, this is a necessary tool; it may be a matter of government security or simply policy. There is usually a way round the blocks but you should ensure what you are doing is legal. We’re totally aware that as technology keeps advancing, the internet becomes more and more dangerous. Many countries have restrictions; however, they’re constantly breached by hackers with bad intentions. Read more…

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