INTERNET SECURITY

Why security of Internet of Things (IoT) is a priority

Smart devices, which collectively make up the Internet of Things have been found several times to lack the recommended mechanisms that implement security and safeguard user’s privacy. It’s even worse since most consumers don’t know what they are dealing with when it comes to smart technology. In a survey conducted in 2018, more than 50% …

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What to Do if you are a Victim of a Ransomware Attack

Ransomware attacks have been very common in the recent years especially in 2016, 2017 and last year. Although they haven’t hit the headlines lately, ransomware attacks still wreak havoc, and now they have shifted into other areas such as cryptocurrency. They can also go undetected till an attack has occurred due to recent upgrades and …

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Major Phishing Scams and How to Protect Yourself Against Them

Phishing is a subset of a social engineering attack that has been wreaking havoc since the ’80s. Phishing can be done in many forms, but the end goal is the same – users are tricked into giving out sensitive information by fraudulent actors who masquerade as being legitimate. Many methods are used by these fraudulent …

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Security and privacy tips for your smartphone

Almost everyone owns and uses a smartphone daily. Smartphones are very convenient devices that help us get through our day to day activities with ease. You can use your smartphones in many ways such as for productivity, finance, communication, shopping, storage and sharing, social media, photography, business, dating, education purposes, entertainment, navigation, health and lifestyle, …

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Are you still vulnerable when using a VPN?

A VPN is the ultimate tool for protecting your internet security and privacy. A VPN does this by creating a secure encrypted tunnel through which your data is routed through the VPN servers to its destination. With strong, unbreakable encryption, your internet traffic won’t be visible to prying eyes. And even if they manage to …

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