People are curious, angry, kind, jealous, loving, possessive, suspicious and caring, and a lot more besides. This range of human emotions are played out across Facebook and as such acts as a magnet for hackers -which is why we need Facebook protection.
The deep web is a vast resource of information much of it academic and of great value. However, there is a shadow side, one where stolen identities are offered for sale, among other things. We explore what the deep web means, why it exists and highlight some of the things you need to be aware of for identity theft protection.
What better way to surf the world wide web, than at a little outside coffee shop, or a beach bar? It’s all well and good until you start online banking on an unsecure network, or your neighbour steals your data. According to a recent study, 85% of people connect to free Wi-Fi, despite warnings that their data could be viewed or accessed by a third party.
Imagine a normal day at work. You, a cup of coffee and, obviously, your computer. First things first: operation log in. Many of us have fallen into this rut and we don’t even realize that this apparently insignificant action dictates how the rest of the day goes. As you go through piles and piles of e-mails, the peril of suspicious attachments looms closer than you’d think.
Despite the nefarious and dastardly deeds carried out by many hackers, from emptying money out of someone’s bank account to stealing identities, lurking somewhere in the depths of our minds there may be a grudging respect for their skills.
Have you ever tried hacking into your friends’ Facebook accounts just for fun?
Never been bitten by the curiosity worm that pushes you to try and find out things that you suppose your buddies are hiding from you?
Perhaps you’ve heard your friends talking about it and wondered exactly what it entails? We’ve moved on from the Staycation, as 50% of adult internet users now seek a social media vacation. It’s no surprise really that adults are seeking a complete ‘vacation’ from their social networks.
Hackers have turned their attentions to creating false social media ‘likes’ as they follow the money. By revamping an existing virus called Zeus and secretly planting it in thousands of computers there’s a real threat that in time it could also be used to carry out far more damaging actions.
Zeus rules over fake social media
The good news is that cell phone providers are not mandated to store or keep text messages or phone calls that are sent or received from a cell phone. However, you’re probably more at risk when that text message comes in at the wrong time, whether that’s while you’re on a date, at a meeting or asleep. Typically these aren’t major situations, however what happens when a private message is seen by someone who shouldn’t have seen it?