How to Stay Safe While Online Shopping During the Pandemic

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Safe While Online Shopping

In response to the Coronavirus pandemic and “shelter-in-place” orders, online retail traffic is up 28%, a surge only seen during Black Friday and Cyber Monday. This surge in online activity affects the amount of bandwidth available for internet users everywhere. But more importantly, this increased traffic results in a higher risk for cyberattacks. In this post, we will explore the … Read More

False Information on the Coronavirus Surges

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Coronavirus Misniformation Online

The Coronavirus, or COVID-19, is officially a pandemic that has touched every continent except for Antarctica. But another global crisis that is occurring is the “infodemic” of false information being spread about the disease. Social media platforms, fake websites, and email chains have presented inaccurate information about the spread of the disease, its origins, and possible cures. While these falsehoods … Read More

The Gates May Open for Third-Party Services in iOS 14

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Apple iOS Third Praty Apps

Apple Inc. is well-known for its longstanding policies surrounding third-party apps and services. The word is, with the iOS 14 Update, Apple Inc. is now considering opening the floodgates and allowing third-party apps and services to be installed and replace Apple’s own default apps if the user desires. This would be a big move considering how Apple has not allowed … Read More

COVID-19 Virus Sparks a Different Outbreak: Malware

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COVID-19 Outbreak and Malware Epidemic

Since the beginning of the outbreak, the WHO-designated COVID-19 virus (Coronavirus) has taken over two thousand lives, breached the perimeters of at least 26 confirmed countries, and sparked a secondary kind of outbreak: fear. With people across the globe becoming increasingly worried about the COVID-19 virus, malicious actors across cyberspace are cashing in on those fears, using the unease amongst … Read More

Facebook Updates Privacy and Security Measures

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Facebook Privacy Settings

As the world of the internet continues to evolve, privacy continues to be a great concern amongst users worldwide. One of the obstacles, however, is how this concern is translated between the user and the providers of the services they use. Users like to have control over how their information is used, displayed, and stored, especially in the over-sharing culture … Read More