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Privacy 101 🧠

What is packet sniffing and how to prevent it

Take preventative steps to prevent packet sniffing, one of the most intrusive techniques used by hackers to steal personal information. The world of hacking is getting more and more complex as the years go by. It is a necessity for hackers as security systems and software updates are continuously blocking their attacks. One of the […]

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Know Your Rights 📣

What you need to know about the new Virginia privacy law

Virginia’s Consumer Data Protection Act makes it the second state to pass a comprehensive data privacy act. Here’s what you need to know about the new law. While the country waits patiently for a national privacy law, states are beginning to pass their own versions. Virginia became the latest state in March when it passed […]

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Digital Hygiene 🧼

BeenVerified opt out: How to remove yourself from this people search engine

Follow these step-by-step instructions on how to opt out of BeenVerified, the people search website and clear your personal information from the internet. BeenVerified sells itself as the “everyday information company” that paints the people search website business as a common good. We aren’t here to argue there aren’t legitimate uses for these sites. But, […]

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Digital Hygiene 🧼

SIM swap scam: This is how thieves take control of your phone – and your online accounts

Cybercriminals have a new tool in their kit known as a SIM swap scam that can let them break into some of the most secure accounts that are protected by two-factor authentication. As smartphones get smarter and smarter, they are becoming ever more connected to nearly every aspect of our lives. Most of us have […]

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Privacy Tools 🛠

The ultimate guide to digital security and privacy tools

It’s time to get proactive about your data privacy by incorporating these digital security and privacy tools into your online life. Digital security and privacy are becoming nearly as important as staying private and secure in the “real” physical world. As the realities of real-life and digital life continue to merge, it’s more important than […]

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Digital Hygiene 🧼

The top browser fingerprinting checkers to protect your data privacy

Browser fingerprinting is a sneaky practice that allows marketers and data brokers to track you across the internet even if you use a VPN. Much like a human fingerprint, browser fingerprints are a very specific identifier. If you are concerned about privacy, you need to be aware of how browser fingerprinting works, and what you […]

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Digital Hygiene 🧼

Social Security number theft: What to do if someone steals your SSN

Social Security number theft and identity theft are major headaches that can crush your credit score. Here’s what to do if someone steals your SSN number. The importance of your Social Security Number can’t be exaggerated. The nine-digit number is your connection to the Social Security Administration but goes far beyond that. It has become […]