Back to school cybersecurity: hints, tips, and links for a safer school year

Credit to Author: Malwarebytes Labs| Date: Tue, 14 Aug 2018 15:00:00 +0000

Term time is upon us once more, and soon the summer holidays will be a thing of the past. We offer up some handy hints and tips for better back to school cybersecurity, and link to numerous resources of our own to help parents and kids have a safer online experience this year.

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8 everyday technologies that can make you vulnerable to cyberattacks

Credit to Author: Kayla Matthews| Date: Thu, 09 Aug 2018 15:00:00 +0000

The security vulnerabilities of the latest developments in tech have been well documented. But what about everyday technologies that have been around for a while or are widely adopted? Here are eight commonly-used tech conveniences that are not as ironclad as you might hope.

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The danger of third parties: ads, pipelines, and plugins

Credit to Author: Christopher Boyd| Date: Fri, 20 Jul 2018 15:00:00 +0000

We take a look at the perils of the tools and services embedded into the websites you use on a daily basis, thanks to the development help of third parties.

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A primer: How to stay safe on Amazon Prime Day

Credit to Author: Jovi Umawing| Date: Sun, 15 Jul 2018 17:34:53 +0000

While Amazon is poised for its fourth annual Prime Day, the e-commerce giant’s flash sales event for Prime members, shoppers on the hunt for deals may get more than they bargained for—malware. Here’s what you need to keep in mind to stay secure while you shop.

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A primer: How to stay safe on Amazon’s Prime Day Sale

Credit to Author: Jovi Umawing| Date: Sun, 15 Jul 2018 17:34:53 +0000

While Amazon is poised for its fourth year run of Prime Day, the e-commerce giant’s annual flash sales event for Prime members, shoppers on the hunt for bargain deals are ready and revving, too. But before you review your shopping list, let us first review some points we need to keep in mind to stay secure whilst we shop.

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When three isn’t a crowd: Man-in-the-Middle (MitM) attacks explained

Credit to Author: Jovi Umawing| Date: Thu, 12 Jul 2018 16:42:06 +0000

Maybe it’s the quirky way some tech writers abbreviate it, or the surreal way it reminded you of that popular Michael Jackson song. Whatever triggers you to remember the term, for most of us, man-in-the-middle embodies something both familiar yet mysterious. Let’s get to know this threat a little bit better, shall we?

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Did my comment on your blog get lost?

Credit to Author: Pieter Arntz| Date: Mon, 25 Jun 2018 17:00:00 +0000

Automatic filters on our blog sometimes catch benign comments by accident. However, they also protect users from spammers, scammers, and malicious links. Read on to learn about our comment policy: what we block and why.

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Internet Safety Month: How to protect your child’s privacy online

Credit to Author: Jovi Umawing| Date: Tue, 12 Jun 2018 17:44:48 +0000

This month is Internet Safety Month, and today we’ll be talking about online privacy for children. For parents and caretakers, nothing could be more troubling than the thought of having your child’s personal information stolen and used by nefarious actors. In part one of this two-part series, we’ll discuss how parents can help kids and teens protect their online presence.

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Why bad coding habits die hard—and 7 ways to kill them

Credit to Author: Jovi Umawing| Date: Wed, 23 May 2018 15:00:00 +0000

When it comes to poorly-written code, we’re quick to point a finger at programmers, forgetting that they are beholden to the constraints of companies looking to push out tech product quickly. Thankfully, management can address bad coding habits with these seven ways to support, train, and motivate their staff.

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Why tech companies wanted Senate Bill 315 vetoed

Credit to Author: Kayla Matthews| Date: Fri, 18 May 2018 16:00:38 +0000

Georgia Senate Bill 315 aimed to make all unauthorized access to computers illegal—sounds good, right? Read why provisions in its fine print made tech and security companies more than uncomfortable.

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Parenting in the Digital World: a review

Credit to Author: Jovi Umawing| Date: Thu, 10 May 2018 15:00:00 +0000

Parents don’t just hand over the car keys to children who haven’t taken driver’s ed. Sadly, the same can’t be said about smartphones. This book by Clayton Cranford shows parents the importance of keeping their kids safe online—and just how to do it.

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