Internet Safety & Privacy

Boom time for cyber criminals

Boom time for cyber criminals

PandaLabs recently conducted an undercover investigation into the seedy world of cyber criminal networks. Their findings are shocking and should give cause for everyone to beef up their online security and identity protection efforts. PandaLabs stated, “This is a rapidly growing industry and cyber-criminals are aiding and abetting each other’s efforts to steal personal information…

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Boom time for cyber criminals

Boom time for cyber criminals

PandaLabs recently conducted an undercover investigation into the seedy world of cyber criminal networks. Their findings are shocking and should give cause for everyone to beef up their online security and identity protection efforts. PandaLabs stated, “This is a rapidly growing industry and cyber-criminals are aiding and abetting each other’s efforts to steal personal information…

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Identity Thief Blackmails 172 Women on Facebook

Identity Thief Blackmails 172 Women on Facebook

Security settings in social networking sites and email addresses are there for a reason: secure what information users share about them on the internet. A user would know how effective these standard security settings are, if and only if, their account does not get hacked by malicious and cruel cyber stalkers. In this latest case…

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Facebook grants application developers access to user contact information

Facebook grants application developers access to user contact information

Facebook announced today that application developers can now have access to user contact information. This means that when you install a 3rd party Facebook application the developer can request access to any information you include the following fields: This news was met with outcries from privacy advocates as the next Facebook privacy debacle. It is…

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Would you like to set expiration dates on Facebook photos?

Would you like to set expiration dates on Facebook photos?

Pictures are ways of letting people know what any social networking site user is up to these days. Whether he went scuba diving, rock climbing or even when he’s out on a party with friends, uploading these pictures updates online friends to the ins and outs of life beyond the cyber world. Pictures certainly generate…

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Cyberbullies now targeting teachers

Cyberbullies now targeting teachers

Social networking sites indeed get one’s point across. Users post anything from thoughts, activities, sweet nothings and even rant on their walls. It is no wonder then that some users misuse social networking sites through defamation and character assassination. What makes matters more disturbing is the fact that threats and scare tactics are now being…

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Facebook's New Security Settings: Wolf in Sheep's Clothing?

Facebook's New Security Settings: Wolf in Sheep's Clothing?

Social Networking sites are home to a number of hackers and scammers who want nothing more than to get personal and private information from users. Credit card accounts, addresses, cell phone numbers and even private activities are always on the line when users join into such sites. It is no wonder that social networking sites…

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Spokeo – What you need to know

Spokeo – What you need to know

A lot of Facebook users have been receiving privacy warnings in their newsfeeds about the website, Spokeo. Spokeo is a controversial people search site that claims it has personal records on over 300 million people. Users can search by name, email, phone number, user names and friends. Spokeo states on its home page, “Not your…

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Spokeo – What you need to know1

Spokeo – What you need to know1

A lot of Facebook users have been receiving privacy warnings in their newsfeeds about the website, Spokeo. Spokeo is a controversial people search site that claims it has personal records on over 300 million people. Users can search by name, email, phone number, user names and friends. Let’s take a deeper look at each search…

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New Year's Resolutions for Online Privacy and Safety

New Year's Resolutions for Online Privacy and Safety

The New Year will be ringing in shortly. This is a time of reflection for many as they examine themselves and make resolutions on how they can improve their lives. With the internet, and now Facebook, being such a prominent force in our daily existence, it is no surprise that resolutions related to this sphere…

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