The Merriam-Webster dictionary defines security as measures taken to guard against espionage or sabotage, crime, attack, or escape. Those descriptive words also apply to the protections you must take when you're online to safeguard your security and privacy. We all realize by now that the Internet ...
Written By Bram Jansen A lot more people are concerned about privacy today than used to be the case a few years ago. The efforts of whistleblowers like Edward Snowden have a lot to do with this. Things have changed now that people realize just how vulnerable they are when browsing the web. When we ...
What would you do if your most private information was suddenly available online, for anyone to see? Just imagine: pictures, videos, financial information, emails...all accessible without your knowledge or consent to anyone who cares to look for it. We've probably all seen news items come out abo...
Cyberstalking is now more common than physical harassment, according to the researchers at Bedford University in England. Imbalanced individuals who obsess over others now have dozens of convenient online means by which to follow and attack their prey. Using email, sexting, Facebook, Twitter, Fou...
It’s powerful, it’s shiny, and everyone wants one, including thieves and hackers. Your MacBook holds your world: work files, music, photos, videos, and a lot of other stuff you care about, but is your MacBook safe and protected from harm? Let’s take a look at 5 MacBook Security Tips you use to...
Internet Phishing Scam, Example 1 Here they are, revealed: the phishingcon games of the Internet. They prey on ignorance, tug your heart strings, and promise professional services while secretly taking your account numbers and passwords. Don't get suckered by these convincing phish emails and web p...
Phishing attacks are more rampant than ever before, rising by more than 162 percent from 2010 to 2014. They cost organizations around the globe $4.5 billion every year and over half of internet users get at least one phishing email per day. The best defense companies have against phishing attack...
As a follow up to our recent article on how to spot and stop phishing attempts, we’re now going to focus on the difficulty of recognising phishing and email spoofing attempts on mobile devices and how to overcome this. img src="https://www.beaming.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/SamPhone1-370x312.png" a...
Consumers are daily targets of email and phone scams, not to mention the frequent cyber attacks on big data. So it’s never been more important to safe lock your online security as best as you can. “The scams are changing every day and consumers aren’t knowledgeable about the new scams that a...
Being online is part of daily life, with Wi-Fi hotspots, mobile internet, and broadband connections spanning almost all of Britain, US and other developed countries. While this gives us an overwhelming amount of information at our fingertips, it also exposes surprisingly large amounts of our persona...
Cyber-crime has become one of the greatest threats to businesses, government institutions, and individuals, as hackers are constantly finding new targets and advanced tools to break through cyber defenses. As technology improves, new vulnerabilities are discovered and new obstacles challenge securit...
Young people are far more likely to have a positive experience surfing the internet than a negative one. That’s according to new research released to coincide with Safer Internet Day, which is being celebrated around the world today. However, young people’s digital lives are increasingly a doubl...
Cybercrime is everywhere, and the least you can do is read up about it. You might think Internet and email scams only affect those who are not tech savvy or do not keep up with the daily news, but that is not true. From IT professionals to teachers, to journalists, people from all fragments of soci...
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How virtual private networks (VPNs), proxy services, and onion routers help block ISPs (and search engines) from harvesting user data — and which of these internet privacy tools to choose. Years ago when Google, Bing, Yahoo, Facebook, Amazon, and hundreds of other organizations began harvesting a...
A Google engineer has revealed that despite Gmail being introduced ten years ago, the vast majority of email account users are still not using one of Gmail’s best features. Speaking at the recent Enigma 2018 security conference, Grzegorz Milka, a software engineer for the tech giant, said that o...
Let’s talk seriously about industrial cybersecurity: What you don’t know can hurt you. Industrial cyber security is all over the news, and not in a good way. Our most vital industries – including power, water, nuclear, oil and gas, chemical, food and beverage, and critical manufacturing – ar...
Don't think the police will help you find, let alone catch, cybercriminals if they make off with your corporate loot. And don't think this is only a problem for companies in other countries. South African businesses, like South Africans themselves, are increasingly being targeted. The story of a loc...
Columnist Wesley Young covers a growing storm of events that are likely to culminate in substantial regulatory change and analyzes the impact that can have on the local search industry. Most marketing professionals don’t give much thought to the regulatory climate. In the US, unlike Europe, privac...
2017 WAS BANANAS in a lot of ways, and cybersecurity was no exception. Critical infrastructure attacks, insecure databases, hacks, breaches, and leaks of unprecedented scale impacted institutions around the world—along with the billions of people who trust them with their data. This list includes...
PERHAPS YOU'VE BEEN hearing strange sounds in your home—ghostly creaks and moans, random Rick Astley tunes, Alexa commands issued in someone else's voice. If so, you haven't necessarily lost your mind. Instead, if you own one of a few models of the internet-connected speaker and you've been carel...
When Congress voted in March to reverse rules intended to protect Internet users’ privacy, many people began looking for ways to keep their online activity private. One of the most popular and effective is Tor, a software system millions of people use to protect their anonymity online. But even To...
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Beijing - Apple chief executive Tim Cook has called for future internet and AI technologies to be infused with privacy, security, and humanity. Cook made the comments on Sunday at the opening ceremony for China’s World Internet Conference - an event designed to globally promote the country’s vis...
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Cybersecurity can cause organizational migraines. In 2016, breaches cost businesses nearly $4 billion and exposed an average of 24,000 records per incident. In 2017, the number of breaches is anticipated to rise by 36%. The constant drumbeat of threats and attacks is becoming so mainstream that b...
News flashes and sound bites are constantly calling our attention to the latest hacks or threats to our cybersecurity that seem to be filling our social media news feeds and television reporting circuits. While there are plenty of bad actors out there hell bent on doing us harm, symbiotically living...
Bitcoin's rise could help lead to the creation of a so-called "decentralized internet," according to a venture capitalist Decentralized internet is the idea that the web is run across a number of machines that are owned by regular users rather than owned in a central place like a server This could ...

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