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Prevent or avoid being spied on by the Government

Wikileaks, an international non-profit organization that publishes secret information, fired a fresh salvo. The website that apparently got access to secret documents of U.S. Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) disclosed ingenious hacking techniques employed by the CIA for hacking everything from […]

Fake Online Employment and Job Scams

Beware of Fake Online Employment and Job Scams

Technology is growing rapidly, and with every passing day we are more and more consumed and increasingly depended on it. But technology is more vulnerable than protected. Most of the technology is poorly secured giving rise to the biggest concern […]

QRishing scams

Smartphone users should stay safe from QRishing scams

Yet another new term for us today – QRishing.  This form of Phishing is initiated using QR codes. QR codes are those square images with an array of black and white codes we see in newspapers, magazines, brochures, posters, etc., […]

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What are Clickjacking attacks? Protection and Prevention tips

Clickjacking, also known by names like User Interface redress attack, UI redress attack, UI redressing, is a common malicious technique used by attackers to create multiple complicated layers to trick a user into clicking on a button or link on another page […]

Download Online Safety Tips Guide for Seniors

The Internet undoubtedly is the best place to stay updated with the latest news and information, to connect with old friends or making new. And not to be surprised, the benefits of the internet are now enticing the senior citizens […]

cyberbullying

Cyberbullying Definition, Causes, Effects, Prevention

Bullying can take place anywhere – in schools, playgrounds, during transit to and from school, etc. While many schools have anti-bullying policies, technology has taken it to new levels. Cyberbullying is the method where the bullies and the bullied make […]

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9 deadly mistakes to avoid in Online Dating

Online Dating has come a long way. Finding love online is not a stigma anymore, and there are innumerable online dating websites with millions of users. It is in fact, one of the most popular ways of finding like-minded people […]

Online Banking Safety

Online Banking Safety Tips for Windows users

With the ease of banking, the Internet also brings a load of trouble if you are not aware of procedures and tricks used by cybercriminals. There are many methods using which, they can get access your bank accounts online. Popular […]

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What is Cybersquatting and Typosquatting – Definition & Examples

Ever since the requirement for websites and domain names started booming on the Internet, people started cybersquatting for personal gains, often monetary. Cybersquatting or URL Hijacking simply means squatting or sitting on the cyber or domain name of someone else. […]

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Basic precautions to take before clicking on web links

The Internet can be a bad place, and not all websites are safe. Things may not always be what they seem, and it is, therefore, imperative that you take some basic precautions before you click on any hyperlink or URL. […]

Website Traffic Fingerprinting

What is Website Traffic Fingerprinting? Is it dangerous?

We had earlier written on Browser Fingerprinting where it was possible for websites to know who is the person visiting them. Website Traffic Fingerprinting or traffic fingerprinting is a similar method. It allows third parties to snoop on you and […]

pastejacking

What is Pastejacking and How to protect yourself

The easiest method to obtain any text and images from a website is to select it, copy it using CTRL+C keys and then paste it using CTRL+V. What if the pasted material is not what you copied from the website? […]

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Tips on how to stay safe on public computers

Public computers are the ones that are used by more than one user and do not often belong to the user. An example of public computers are the one’s at Internet Cafe’s. Even computers at your office can be categorized as public […]

Online Safety Tips for Kids, Students and Teens

Online Safety Tips for Kids, Students and Teens

If a computer is not connected to the Internet, it is not considered usable by many. What started as a small networking protocol has got everyone addicted to the Internet. With the increase in social networking sites, more and more […]

cyber attacks

Cyber Attacks – Definition, Types, Prevention

A Cyber Attack is an attack initiated from a computer against another computer or a website, with a view to compromising the integrity, confidentiality or availability of target and the information stored in it. This article explains what are Cyber […]

types of cybercrime

Types of Cybercrime Acts and Preventive Measures

In our last article on Cyber Crime, we saw what cybercrime is and how one could take certain basic steps to prevent it from happening to you. Today we will go a bit more in detail and see the types of […]