Posts under Online safety tag.

cybercrime

What is Cyber Crime? How to deal with it?

Any crime committed by means of or by using a computer and an internet connection or computer technology is known as Cyber Crime. There is not just a single aspect to the definition of cyber crime. The crime can be […]

Hotspot Shield VPN

Hotspot Shield VPN review and free download

We have covered plenty of free VPN software and other privacy tools on The Windows Club. So far, the best VPN we found is Spotflux. Hotspot Shield VPN was mentioned by a reader so I thought of checking it out. […]

Internet Security article and tips for Windows users

Every day new and newer threats appear on the Internet. While earlier, one had to only worry about virus infections, we now have to face a whole new bunch of issues like Browser Hijackers, Rogue Software, Botnets, Ransomware, Phishing, Identity […]

digital-footprints

What are Digital Footprints and how to stay safe?

Digital Footprints or Digital Traces or Digital Shadow is the information you leave behind when surfing the Internet on a computer or phone. You might already be aware of Cookies – the small files containing information about the websites you visit […]

Online Identity Theft

Online Identity Theft: Prevention and Protection

The term Identity Theft was probably coined in 1964, according to the Oxford University Press. This term, “Identity Theft” is used, when a person purports to be some other person, with a view to creating a fraud for financial gains. […]

Oversharing On Social Media

Dangers and Consequences of Oversharing On Social Media

Do you like inviting trouble? Though nobody does, they do invite trouble. They do it unintentionally – and that is through over-sharing on the social media sites. This article focuses on problems of over-sharing on social media sites like Facebook, […]

Device Health update for Windows 8

Device Health update for Windows 8.1

Microsoft has updated and released Device Health update for Windows 8.1. Cybercrime is on the rise and this update aims to improve online security when you operate Banking and other Financial accounts. This update will help will monitor and check your […]

Download Trend Micro SafeGuard For Windows 8

Trend Micro SafeGuard App is now available to download for free from the Windows Store. This app for Windows 8 is basically meant for keeping users safe on the Internet. It claims to be very strict when it comes to verification of malicious […]

Man-in-the-middle attack

How to defend yourself against MITM or Man-in-the-middle attack

Protecting our data online is never going to be an easy task, especially nowadays when attackers are regularly inventing some new techniques and exploits to steal your data. Sometimes their attacks will not be so harmful for individual users. But large-scale attacks on some […]

SafeIP: Hide, Change IP address, Surf Anonymously

There may be times when you may want to hide your IP address or change your IP address. In such cases, using a freeware makes things easier. SafeIP is one such free software for Windows 10/8/7, that will let you hide […]

Online Fraud: Prevention, Detection, Recovery

Microsoft has released a 12-page booklet, titled Online Fraud: Guide to Prevention, Detection, and Recovery, that will arm you with knowledge you need, to help avoid the most common types of online scams. Online Fraud According to the recent Microsoft NCSAM […]

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PrivacyFix Review: Protect your privacy on the Internet

Yesterday, we posted about how companies like Google, Facebook, etc track your online activities and profit from the data generated. As mentioned, there are several tools to fix and prevent data collection. One of them is PrivacyFix. Privacy Fix – Stop Websites From […]

Review Of SpotFlux – Stop Existing On The Internet

While you are on the Internet, there are many things happening that you don’t know. There are people and companies tracking you to know your interests. There are agencies collecting data about you and your computers. There may be hackers […]