Internet Safety and Privacy

Welcome to Internet Safety and Privacy where you will find information, guides and resources to help keep you safe, and protect your privacy online. Many people purchase security software to protect their computer systems and while this is an essential part of a responsible protection strategy; software does not even cover half the potential threats that are out there. Software alone cannot block some of the most dangerous online threats. Only by being aware of the threat and understanding how to avoid it can we begin to approach complete protection.


How To Protect Yourself From Identity Theft
The internet is a fun place, full of information and entertainment and of course, the good and bad people. The[...]
Working Safely with Pinterest – Scams and Collaborator Hijacking
Pinterest started its life back in 2010 for people who wanted to share interests through picture sharing. So, if you[...]
Meltdown and Spectre Aftermath: Where Microsoft Stands
Technology shows no signs of slowing down. It is imperative that we take necessary steps to come up with long-term[...]
How to Prevent a Facebook Hack
We all seem to believe that Facebook is a harmless part of our social media lifestyle. After all, we just[...]
Policeman loses his job for liking and sharing on Facebook
Chief Inspector Steven Drew, of Avon and Somerset Constabulary's specials was accused of sharing and liking 'explicitly racist' material on[...]
Your relative’s DNA stored online can make you a Suspect in an unsolved crime
Familial DNA privacy Warning Years ago a father provided a DNA sample to a genealogy project through his Mormon church[...]
What is Google Allo and why are some warning against using it.
Google Allo Privacy Google has built artificial intelligence into its new Allo “smart messaging” app to deliver a better chatting[...]
Five Reasons Why Website Owners Urgently need to implement Security
Secure Website Connection - Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) All Websites Need To Be Secure WARNING : There is a push[...]
How to secure sensitive data for you business
Does your business have trade secrets? Have you developed a process or secret formula which your competition would love to[...]
Secure Internet 2017 – Big change for websites
If you own a website then you absolutely need to know about this big change coming for a Secure Internet[...]
Chrome to warn users of insecure websites
INSECURE WEBSITE WARNING Chrome is Google’s own web browser and they have just announced a major change with regard to[...]
How do you know if a website is hacked or is dangerous?
Most hacking today is NOT motivated by a political or religious cause, or even someone out to prove something. Forget[...]
End the Pain of Passwords
Finally there is a way to end the pain of passwords! Today ANY eight-character password, regardless of how random and[...]
How easily passwords can be hacked and why you need super strong passwords
  How easily passwords can be cracked today – It will shock you! The three main ways passwords are cracked[...]
Have any of your accounts been hacked?
There have been thousands of data breaches over the past few years resulting in millions of passwords being potentially compromised,[...]
Dropbox hacked and 68 million user accounts potentially compromised.
Who is at risk? Find out how to protect your password! In late August 2016, Dropbox sent out a warning[...]