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Internet Safety Month – Online Gaming Safety

By |2019-03-27T21:26:33+00:00June 10th, 2016|Online Safety|

June is Internet Safety Month, an initiative to raise awareness around the need for online safety, especially among kids. With more and more kids spending their free time online, it’s important to ensure kids’ online activities remain protected. Looking at the gaming industry specifically, parents should be aware of online threats and play a more [...]

Are passwords a thing of the past?

By |2019-03-27T21:26:33+00:00June 3rd, 2016|Industry News, Online Safety|

Well, no. But, we may start seeing a trend moving away from passwords. At this year’s Google I/O conference, the company announced Trust API, a new feature that will be available to Android developers by the end of the year that uses a combination of biometrics to create a “Trust Score.” The API uses biometrics such as [...]

Social Media Security Best Practices

By |2019-03-27T21:26:34+00:00May 20th, 2016|Online Safety|

One of the major benefits of social media is that you can connect with friends and family both near and far. However, social media can also leave us vulnerable to identity theft and other risks. Cyber criminals are constantly looking for ways to steal our most precious information, and just think how much information we [...]

When a hack, is not a hack

By |2019-03-27T21:26:35+00:00May 5th, 2016|Cyber Security, Online Safety|

TechCrunch reported last week that the streaming music service Spotify suffered a security breach. A list containing hundreds of account credentials, including emails, usernames, passwords and other account details, appeared on the website Pastebin on April 23. If you’re a Spotify user, you will likely want to change your password. Some Spotify users noticed suspicious [...]

Child Identity Theft: How to Keep Your Kids Safe

By |2019-03-27T21:26:35+00:00April 22nd, 2016|Online Safety|

You may not realize, but children are just as much at risk for identity theft as adults. Many times, the effects of child identity theft may be more severe in instances of a compromised Social Security number (SSN). Just think, the SSN of a child typically remains unused until the age of 18, leaving years [...]

5 Tips for Better Security

By |2019-03-27T21:26:36+00:00March 29th, 2016|Online Safety|

For most individuals, the idea of implementing security practices in everyday life seems overwhelming. However, now more than ever, individuals need to be cognizant of how to protect their identities, as cybercriminals are constantly finding new ways to commit fraud. To help keep your digital identity secure, we’ve wrangled five quick and easy tips for [...]

Safe Social Networking Practices

By |2019-03-27T21:26:38+00:00July 22nd, 2015|Online Safety|

Consumers are sharing more information online than ever before. DOMO created an infographic to show how much content consumers are sharing online. Every minute, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram users are sharing nearly 2.5 million pieces of content, 300,000 tweets and 220,000 photos respectively. Many times, without realizing the impact of what they are sharing. Here [...]

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