Review Category : Safety & Security Tips

So Safe It’s Scary: 7 Tips for a Worry-Free Halloween

Halloween is the time of year plagued with superstition, spooks… and some serious threats. Letting your children go from door-to-door in search of delicious, cavity-inducing treats can make any parent a little scared. But, with proper precautions, you can feel safe letting your little monsters run amok and collect all the candy their hearts desire.

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The Definitive Post-Epic Hack Security Rundown

This past weekend, the internet shed a collective tear for tech writer Mat Honan as his entire digital identity was eviscerated by hackers for no particular reason (unless you consider the fact that they liked his short Twitter handle, @mat, as a legitimate reason). In the wake of this Epic Hack, nearly every tech blog has offered suggestions on how to secure your online identity; here is a rundown of some of the best advice:

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Copyright Security Tips For Bloggers

The internet has provided countless individuals and businesses with a platform to speak to the general public. Anyone can create their own blog, either by registering a domain of their own, or by simply creating a user name on one of the large blog sites and posting their thoughts. If you do it well, you may be lucky enough to attract an audience of people with an interest in what you have to say. Possibly the best feeling you can get as a writer is to inspire discussions or have other outlets credit you for what you’ve posted. The most frustrating feeling, however, comes when you realize that someone is reposting your work without your permission, often times passing it off as their own.

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How to Avoid Bin Laden Cyber-Scams

With the news of Osama Bin Laden’s demise, everyone has been searching the Internet for information on what really happened, seeking photos of the notorious terrorist’s body. Beware, however – whenever there’s a hot topic or something that a large mass of people are searching the web for, cyber criminals are always right around the corner with viruses and spyware.

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China (Probably) Knows What You Did on Facebook Last Week

As if you didn’t already have enough reasons to secure your Facebook account to ensure that your privacy is protected, a new incident occurred last week that could have exposed all of your Facebook browsing data to the Chinese government. This wasn’t Facebook’s fault, however, but was instead caused by an error on AT&T’s network, and only affected a select group of Facebook users.

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Lose Your Smartphone But Don’t Have a Locator App? There’s a Plan B

Seeing just how much information and sensitive data we store on our smartphones, not to mention the phone numbers and photos we probably haven’t back up in months, losing it all can be a huge headache. We not only lose a phone, but we lose a piece of ourselves along with that phone. However, because cell phone application developers know how severe this lose can be, they have created many different apps that help people find their lost or stolen phone by using the phone’s built-in GPS.

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Facebook Plans to Give Out Your Number and Address to Advertisers

After its first attempt to create a feature that would share users’ phone numbers and addresses with third party applications failed due to intense criticism, Facebook is back at it again. As usual, Facebook is trying to make the sharing of personal information as widespread as possible, except, instead of sharing the personal information with friends, Facebook is trying to convince users to share this information with third party applications and marketers.

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