Diving into the Deep Web – is your identity protected?

Identity theft deep webThe 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.

 

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5 Tips for Safe Wi-Fi Surfing

Wifi_resizedWhat 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.

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One Account Confirmation a Day Keeps the PC Doctor Away

PC doctor account confirmationImagine 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.

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What is a Social Media Vacation?

Social media vacationPerhaps 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.

 

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Zeus rules over fake social media

Facebook like Zeus TrojanHackers 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

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Texting Privacy: 3 great apps to ensure your text messages stay private

Texting privacyToday, we ask the question that many of you have been curious about – just how private are your text messages?

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?

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