Posts under Online safety tag.

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? […]

stay safe on public computers

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 […]

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 […]

PayPal Login: How to Sign up and Sign in securely

PayPal is one of the most popular and secure services which you can use to shop and sell online and to send and receive money. Since financial transactions are involved, it is very important to learn and know how to […]