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7 Rules To Make Your Password Stronger + 3 Bonus Tips
18 May 2021
7 Rules To Make Your Password Stronger + 3 Bonus Tips

Once you turn a computer on and connect it to anything, including your USB thumb drive, it is exposed to threats. Because of the nature of data movement methodologies and personal habits, there are threats everywhere. Know this and accept that fact and you have the right mindset to be safe.

The Internet is a vast and cool place, but as with everything good, there is a counterculture who wants to exploit it for their motives. In a way, a healthy dose of paranoia is good when computers are involved. The first preventative is a password.

We have decided to create a simple guide on how to make your password strong. read more...

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Why is it Important to Understand Your Digital Footprint?
23 March 2021
Why is it Important to Understand Your Digital Footprint?

It’s so important to understand your electronic footprints and how it works. Often the third parties or external cookies can approach whatever information you are sharing online.

Even if you try searching your name on Google, a list of your data will appear – be it your social media profile, any published article with your name, or posts you have updated online. Know that anyone at any time can check these details, including your family, your friends, or maybe your colleagues. read more...

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5 Ways to Protect Your Personal Data Online
16 April 2020
5 Ways to Protect Your Personal Data Online

Over 14 million people fall victim to online identity theft every year. If you don't keep your sensitive data safe, criminals can gain access to your email, credit card, medical records, personal photos, and more. To make sure this doesn't happen, follow our 5 simple rules. read more...

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Personal Data Under Attack by New Australian Privacy Bill
31 May 2019
Personal Data Under Attack by New Australian Privacy Bill

Internet users are besieged from all directions by online privacy threats.

Governments have nervously taken note of this trend and have created legislation pertaining to data security, online privacy and the internet. Though such legislation claims to be an effort to protect personal data, the attempts have drawn criticism as clumsy and misguided.

For Aussies, the Assistance and Access (AA) Bill of 2018 is an example. The bill massively expanded the Australian government’s power to gather and access data, especially encrypted data. read more...

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Hackers set up ‘FREE’ Wi-Fi hotspots to steal users’ personal details
19 March 2018
Hackers set up ‘FREE’ Wi-Fi hotspots to steal users’ personal details

Security experts warn that many free Wi-Fi hotspots might actually be run by hackers to steal your personal information, passwords, credit card details and browser history. Those dangerous free Wi-Fi hotspots are usually placed near world’s top tourist destinations. Expert recommends avoiding Wi-Fi hotspots with term FREE within the hotspot’s name. Besides, it's highly recommended using a VPN to encrypt your connection and stay safe while using free Wi-Fi hotsports. read more...

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