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Why You Should Stop Using Your Facebook Messenger App

If you’re one of Facebook Messenger’s 1.3 billion users, then you have just been given a serious reason to quit. While recent headlines suggest the platform is adding new security protections, there’s a nasty twist which makes this more risky than it seems, raising new questions about Facebook and its secretive backend systems. While Apple’s controversial CSAM update and surprise backtrack…

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Protecting Your Devices

1. Password-protect your smart devices, both at the lockscreen level and after logging in. This is particularly necessary for your smartphones and tablets 2. If you have a home network, be sure to protect your Wifi with passwords that are not easily decoded. Remember the bad guys are looking for easy access 3. If you’re into IoT and have…

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How to Protect Yourself Using Password

The most basic and fundamental protection you need as you engage in online activities is to make sure you have a password that is not easy to decode. The following are some Best Practices for protecting your user password: 1. Make sure you don’t share your password with other people, including members of your immediate family (wife, husband, children)….

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The Importance of Digital Security

The term Digital Security means different things to different people. I asked a friend what they understood by this term and they said, “it means being conscious of what you send with your gadgets”.  In the new world of Internet of Things (IoT), the importance of securing one’s privacy and data cannot be over emphasized. In addition to IoT,…

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Wholefoods is Victim of Credit Card Security Breach

Who is Safe? In a June 2017 cost of security data breach study by IBM and Ponemon Institute, the cost of data breaches is going down, however, breaches are becoming more frequent.  Just as you were figuring out the news about the Equifax hack, Wholefoods grocery Stores announces that it is the latest victim of credit card security breach. According…

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DeOS – The upcoming cybersecurity weapon of mass data Destruction by Charles E Orbih

Destruction of Service (DeOS), Cisco sounds the alarm. First it was Denial of Service (DOS), then came Distributed Denial of Service (DDOS), then Ransomware and now, DeOS? As enterprises and consumers move to cloud infrastructures, this term will no doubt become mainstream very soon and very quickly. The Cisco 2017 Midyear Cybersecurity Report recently published the term as one…

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