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4 Holiday scams to watch out for

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Don’t let hackers hijack your holiday season. With the holiday season upon us, it is time to be extra vigilant against holiday scams. From holiday charity scams to package theft, there are a number of ways scammers may try to trick you out of your money or personal information. Learn how to protect yourself and […]

4 Tips for Avoiding Black Friday Scams

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Black Friday deals are just around the corner, but online shoppers should watch out for Black Friday scams. This year, it is anticipated that the majority of holiday shopping will be done online due to the pandemic, according to News19. During COVID-19, retail sales have been in decline while e-commerce has increased, according to the […]

Can someone hack your iPhone camera?

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Webcam hacking is a known privacy problem for laptops and pcs. However, iPhone cameras may also be susceptible to “camfecting” or camera hacking. Camfecting refers to when a hacker remotely controls the camera on your device, states David Cook, a Computer and Security expert, in an article for The Conversation. Cook suggests covering up unsecured […]

Was Trump’s Twitter hacked? Secure your Twitter account

Twitter is a popular social media platform for quickly reaching a broad audience. However, several high profile users have fallen victim to Twitter hacks such as Kanye West, Elon Musk, and Joe Biden. According to de Volkskrant, Donald Trump is the latest celebrity/politician to have his Twitter hacked. If it can happen to them, it […]

How to change your privacy settings on Instagram

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Instagram is one of the most popular social media apps with 1 billion monthly users. Users can post videos and photos detailing every aspect of their lives that they choose to share with their followers. However, some of us may not realize how many people are checking in on our activity. Fortunately, Instagram has a […]

Swipe left on these Tinder privacy mistakes

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According to Statista, Tinder is by far the most popular online dating app in the U.S. with 7.86 million mobile users. Although Tinder and other dating apps can certainly help in the quest to find romance, there are a number of privacy concerns that online daters must avoid. For instance, stalkers, catfishing, romance scams, and […]

4 Steps To Protect Your Privacy When You Travel

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Did you know that when you plug your iPhone into a public USB port at an airport you might be putting your personal data at risk? By adopting a privacy-aware mindset when traveling, you can protect yourself from potential privacy problems such as identity theft, juice jacking, card skimming, and fraud. During each stage of […]

Why it’s a good idea to use a webcam cover

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Webcam covers block your device’s camera to provide protection against webcam hacks. Covering up your webcam is a hands-on solution to a digital privacy problem. Webcam covers aren’t just for your laptop, they can be used on smartphones and tablets too! Leaving a camera uncovered on your digital devices could leave you exposed to unwanted […]

Here’s how to delete a TikTok account

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TikTok has had its fair share of negative news coverage in the past weeks. From being banned in countries like India, to data harvesting concerns, many users may decide they no longer wish to have TikTok on their phone. Despite these concerns, there is no denying that TikTok is an extremely popular app. With funny […]

Social media privacy protection checklist: Facebook

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For many of us early adopters, looking back on posts from the early years of our Facebook profiles is like stepping back in time. Seeing old posts and pictures can bring up a variety of feelings and emotions, from nostalgia to embarrassment. There are sure to be surprises and things long forgotten. Cleaning up your […]