How to Avoid the Risks of Saving Passwords in Your Browser?

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Many of us save our passwords in web browsers for convenience, but is it really safe? In this article, we’ll explore the practice of storing passwords in browsers and the potential security risks associated with it. Online security is crucial, and understanding these risks can help you make informed decisions about your digital safety.  What […]

Digital Hygiene #4: Online Data Security Best Practices

Online data security best practices

In this final part of our digital hygiene series, we’ll delve into online data security best practices to help you protect your personal and business data through straightforward strategies. Source: Freepik In today’s digital age, your data is incredibly valuable, be it personal information or sensitive business data. Therefore, safeguarding it is paramount. This article […]

Digital Hygiene #3: Protect From Malware and Phishing Attacks

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In our earlier part of the digital hygiene series, we looked at the importance of strong passwords and how you can use them as a first line of defense against cybercriminals. In this part, we’ll take a detailed look into malware and other phishing attacks, and how you can stay protected against them.   In today’s […]

Digital Hygiene #2: Strengthening Password Security

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In this second part of our digital hygiene series, we will talk about the importance of passwords and how you can use them to strengthen your digital identity.  Passwords are the first line of defense against unauthorized access to your sensitive information. This is why strengthening your password security is a good first step to […]

Digital Hygiene #1: Introducing Digital Hygiene

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 In today’s interconnected world, where threats to our digital security are pervasive, practicing good digital hygiene is key to our online safety.   What is Digital Hygiene?  Digital hygiene encompasses a series of proactive steps and practices aimed at protecting our systems, data, and online presence from the ever-evolving threats posed by cybercriminals. By implementing […]

Google Enhanced Safe Browsing: Strengthening Online Security for Users

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As online threats continue to evolve and become more sophisticated, you must leverage the available security measures to effectively protect your digital life. Google recognizes this need and offers a powerful security feature called “Enhanced Safe Browsing.” This article will delve into what Enhanced Safe Browsing is, why users need it, how it can benefit […]

The Alarming Growth of Smishing: 10 Ways to Identify an SMS Scam and Protect Yourself

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With the rise of mobile technology and its widespread usage, cybercriminals have found new avenues to exploit unsuspecting individuals. One such method gaining significant traction is smishing, a form of phishing that targets individuals through text messages (SMS) on their smartphones.   Understanding Smishing  Smishing, a combination of “SMS” and “phishing,” refers to the act […]

“I’ve Been Hacked, Now What?”

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It’s a peaceful afternoon, and you’re enjoying a cup of tea while scrolling through your email or social media account, connecting with loved ones, and catching up on the latest news. Suddenly, you notice something strange—unfamiliar messages sent from your account, posts you never made, or maybe even suspicious activity that leaves you feeling violated […]

Online Safety Tips #5: Ways to Safeguard Your Inbox

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Welcome to the last article on our online safety series. Many seniors today use emails is an essential communication to stay in touch with family and friends, receive important news and updates, and even manage their finances. Unfortunately, emails can also be a gateway for scammers and hackers looking to steal your personal and financial […]

Online Safety Tips #4: How to Secure Your Online Shopping?

Safe online shopping tips.

Online shopping is fun! But can be dangerous when you don’t understand the risks involved. In 2022, 35.1 million seniors shopped online. Similarly, in 2022, credit card frauds accounted for 43.7% of all cybercrimes, while identity theft through online shopping and payment account fraud accounted for 28.1%. If you put these numbers together, you can […]