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Tips about cybersecurity or internet security, internet fraud or scam, and hacking. Learn more about cybersecurity and how to protect yourself from online scammers.

Cryptocurrency Cybersecurity Hygiene Tips to Know Before Investing

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With the surge in the price of Bitcoin, the desire to invest in cryptocurrency has increased for many. It also made the term so common that you don't have to be tech-savvy before you think of investing. Therefore, people are now investing in cryptocurrency in different ways; some are going into an active exchange or trading of it while others are buying and keeping it as a store of value for the future. Whatever path on investment one intends to take, there are still some cybersecurity risks involved. So far the exchange of cryptocurrency happens online, there is some cybersecurity hygiene we need to observe. If not, we might lose our whole crypto wallets to scammers or bad actors.

How to Detect and Remove Spyware from Your Phone: A Working Guide

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There is a possibility that someone somewhere is monitoring you on your phone using spyware. The fact is that bad hackers are not the only ones trying to steal your information. Your spouse, friends, employer, and enemies might even be the real people after your information. They might want to know whom you are chatting with on social media, the phone calls you are making, your locations, etc. With spyware installed on your phone, the person spying on you can turn your phone camera into a surveillance camera. They can record a real-time video of you or take some pictures of you from your phone without you noticing. Also, they can monitor your phone call history and social media chats.

How To Enable Secure DNS Or DoH On Your Browsers For Security and Privacy

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DNS Over HTTPS (DoH) is a protocol designed to give internet users great power over their browsing experience. It was previously advertised to help protect internet users from being tracked by their ISPs (Internet Service Providers). In other words, it was designed to give internet privacy management to users. But the question remains, did it achieve that? Or is it one of those hoax privacy and security promises made by tech vendors just to sell their products?

How to Know if Social Media Profile Pictures and Fake Images Are Fake

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Detecting Fake images by mere looking at them is tending towards impossibility in this age and time. Photoshop has made the creation of fake images easy and more convincing. Fake images can be created or used for different purposes. They can be used to blackmail people. Images can be merged to create a single impression with an intention to give a negative opinion of a person. We are also in the era of social media where many hide behind a fake identity to defraud the innocent. Are you sure the person on the profile picture is the person you are chatting with? Are you sure the images on the product or business you want to patronize is truly not a lifted image from the Internet?

How to Protect All Your Online Accounts From Bad Hackers

Having online accounts has become a necessity in the world we are living in today. Whether it is a social media account, an internet banking account, or whatever accounts, the need to protect it from unauthorized users can not be overemphasized. You can imagine the stress you will go through if you lose the social media account you use for your business to a bad actor. Or the pain it will cause you if your bank account is wiped out of its money using your online banking account. Below are four ways you can make all your online accounts very difficult for a bad actor to hack or stolen from you.

How to Recognize a Phishing Email or a Scam Email: A Working Guide

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Phishing Email is one common way bad actors deliver their hacking tricks and weapons to capture their victims. Attacks like ransomware attacks, credentials harvesting attacks, or business email compromise attacks are in one way or the other delivered through a phishing email. A phishing email is a fake or bogus email that doesn't come from the sender it claims to come from. For instance, when a cybercriminal creates and sends you an email that looks similar to the ones you normally received from your bank or a company, but they are fake.

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