Strategies for staying safe online
May 13, 2013
(Editor’s note: David Gorodyansky, @AnchorFreeDavid, is co-founder and CEO of AnchorFree, supplier of Hotspot Shield, a virtual private network for consumers. In this guest essay, Gorodyansky outlines security and privacy strategies that can be helpful.)
There’s no foolproof way to protect your data and identity from theft 100 percent. But at least give yourself a fighting chance – and some peace of mind – by following a few wise practices:
Six steps to proactive online safety
May 3, 2013
(Editors note: Steven Sundermeier is a noted expert in the field of antivirus software. He is founder and owner of the antivirus firm Thirtyseven4.)
Simple precautions can go a long way towards keeping you safe online. Here are a few commonly overlooked security practices and tangible ways to live proactively in defense of malware and infections.
Change passwords frequently. Regularly changing a password is one of the easiest things a user can do, but unfortunately it is also viewed as one …More
SEATTLE — Though cybercrime runs rampant, that doesn’t take away from the reality that digital literacy has emerged as a necessity to survive and thrive in modern society. The so-called “digital dividee” remains real
So, Connect2Compete, the non-profit organization behind the national campaign to …More
By Byron Acohido, USA TODAY, 02Mar2013,
SEATTLE — Cybercriminals are stepping up the spread of data-stealing programs via pornographic content optimized for viewing on smartphones and touch tablets.
What’s more, free apps and mobile ads are being pervasively manipulated by scammers bent on re-directing your clicks to weblinks you had no intention of visiting. …More
FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski on Wednesday night reportedly spoke publicly on the side of consumers, regarding a petition delivered to the White House asking the President to rescind a rule banning consumers from unlocking their cell phone, according to TechCrunch.
This happened at the CrunchGov event at the tech blog’s San Francisco headquarters.
The petition, with 112,000 signatures, was delivered to the …More
SEATTLE — Organizers behind a petition asking President Obama to rescind a federal rule that makes it illegal for consumers to unlock their cellphones say they hope to match the success of the grass-roots campaign that derailed the controversial Stop Online Piracy Act.
Unlocking a cellphone refers to the ability for a consumer …More
Cyberbullies active at work and in romances gone bad
February 16, 2013
By Byron Acohido, USA TODAY 19FEB2013, p1B
SEATTLE — Cyberbullying is no longer restricted to children.
Adults routinely use content from Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and other social-media services to intimidate and harass subordinates and rivals at work.
And When romantic relationships go sour, aggrieved lovers often …Morekeep looking »