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The most important online privacy and security tips to stay safe

Staying safe and keeping your data protected is more important than ever. Follow these online privacy and security tips to make sure your privacy remains private. Are you worried about how much of your personal life and private data is out on the internet, vulnerable to hackers and cybercriminals? You aren’t alone. Online privacy and […]

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Digital Hygiene 🧼

What is phishing and how to prevent it

Phishing is a form of social engineering that tricks users into sharing their personal information or logins in order to scam them. Have you ever received an unexpected email that looks to be from your bank asking to verify some personal information, but it looked just a tiny bit off? The email probably asked you […]

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The best secure messaging apps

As communication moves to messaging apps, it’s imperative to know which secure messaging apps incorporate strong features. Messaging apps have become the de facto form of communication for a large chunk of the world. The growth of this field has been exponential and has allowed for a great democratization of communication worldwide. As such, it […]

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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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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 […]