Are You Getting Too Social Online?

By: Emma Kavanagh Can’t stop looking at Facebook updates to learn the latest from friends, family, celebrities and businesses? Can you hammer out 140-character messages in your sleep? Enjoy daydreaming about your hobbies while perusing pictures on Pinterest? Is keeping up with what’s happening with friends via Google+ your new favorite pastime? If you answered … Read moreAre You Getting Too Social Online?

Seasonal Online Shopping Security – Are You Ready?

By: Emma Kavanagh ‘Tis the season for sitting behind a computer and letting your fingers do the walking to find presents for family and friends near and far. After all, it’s much easier to click your way to the end of a shopping list than to run from store to store to find just the … Read moreSeasonal Online Shopping Security – Are You Ready?

Privacy: At What Cost Do you Give Yours Away?

By: Emma Kavanagh Go through a supermarket checkout line and swipe a savings card at the register and the powers that be behind that chain will be able to glean a lot of personal information about you and your purchasing habits. To some the simple act of allowing a store to track buying preferences is … Read morePrivacy: At What Cost Do you Give Yours Away?

Parental Control and What It Means

  By: Emma Kavanagh The United Nations Virtual Global Taskforce estimates at least 1 in 5 children has been approached with unsolicited sexual advances in an online setting. Cyber bullying has become such a concern in some parts of America that acts of harassment online  have been elevated to felony criminal status. Reports of teens … Read moreParental Control and What It Means

Browsers: What is The Most Secure Web Browser? Is There a One?

Web Browser Security

  By: Emma Kavanagh Speed, plugins, compatibility and security: Those are the features most people consider when selecting a browser to support online activities. In the case of latter, choosing well can be vitally important for protecting a computer and the data it contains from malware. But, just how secure are web browsers today and … Read moreBrowsers: What is The Most Secure Web Browser? Is There a One?

Top 10 Internet Security Trends in 2013

Internet Security Trends

  By: Emma Kavanagh Cybercrime is a big industry that keeps getting bigger. In its 2012 report on cybercrime, Norton estimated there were more than 556 million consumer victims annually worldwide. That number is greater than the population of the entire European Union. The global cost of cybercrime on the consumer level tops $110 billion … Read moreTop 10 Internet Security Trends in 2013