Category: Online Security

The Most Popular Types of Phone Scams

October 21, 2019
Comment Enozia Vakil

The Internet has opened up a new world of scamming, but phone scams are still prevalent and are becoming increasingly sophisticated. Statistics from this month, based off reports from the Australian Competition & Consumer Commission, suggest that phone is still the most popular delivery method amongst scammers. Phone scams are also responsible for the most…

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Why Cyber Security is Important for Seniors

October 18, 2019
Comment Enozia Vakil

Cyber security is something we should all learn and practice regardless of our age. However, seniors as a demographic should be particularly aware of cyber security. This is because seniors are specifically vulnerable to Internet scams and malware attacks. It is more important than ever for seniors to educate themselves about maintaining healthy cyber security.…

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7 Tips to Avoid Viruses Online

October 15, 2019
Comment Enozia Vakil

Browsing the web can be tricky at times, as it seems there are traps everywhere. With this list I’d like to show you seven tips which can help you avoid getting any viruses online.  Install quality antivirus  To protect your device, you should install a professional antivirus software. Good antivirus programs update very frequently in…

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5 Scams that Target Seniors

October 11, 2019
Comment Enozia Vakil

Scientific American reports a University of California, Los Angeles, study that suggests the older you get the more likely you are to trust a stranger. This is just one of many reasons that the elderly are acutely vulnerable to scams. This vulnerability is made worse by seniors’ isolation and lack of tech-savvy. A key to…

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What is Ransomware?

December 22, 2017
Comment admin

Ransomware infects your computer with malicious software and locks it, demanding a payment to have it unlocked. It encrypts your computer files and scrambled their contents so that you are unable to access it without the decryption key. In order to get the decryption key, though, you must be a ransom fee. Once the ransomware infects…

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How to Avoid Email Scams

November 17, 2017
Comment admin

Email scams frequently come in the form of phishing, which is a type of online identity theft. Fraudsters attempt to trick users into entering their personal information into unsecured, illegitimate websites. Phishing scams come in the form of pop-ups and spam emails and can be difficult to detect. Once the cybercriminal has your personal information…

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5 Tips on Creating Secure Passwords

October 13, 2017
Comment admin

On almost every website you visit and create a password, they tell you to choose a strong password. You should know by now that it is a bad idea for you to have one password that you use for everything. But how do you choose a strong password that is new and that you will…

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How to Protect Yourself from Internet Scams

September 8, 2017
Comment admin

The Internet is an amazing place and is literally an inexhaustible source of information. However, with the great power that comes with the web, also comes a great responsibility. There are people who will want to con you for money or to hack your computer to retrieve some of your personal data. As an Internet…

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