Our personal email accounts enable us to send and receive messages instantly with people all around the world. While we primarily use our email accounts for communications purposes, many of us use it to sign up for accounts such as online banking, online shopping, social networks, and even alternative email accounts. But have you considered the possibility that your personal email account could be the weakest link? By “weakest link”, we mean that a compromised email account could potentially result in the accounts connected to it being compromised too. That’s why it’s important to address email security from the get go.
Continue Reading… How Your Email Account Could be the Weakest Link to your Online Accounts
Practically anywhere you go, you’ll come across public WiFi hotspots. However, this free service could spell trouble. We explore the security risks of public hotspots and what to consider before connecting to public WiFi.
Continue Reading… The Risks of Public Hotspots: How Free WiFi Can Harm You
If you’re an employee or someone who is looking for an employer, you likely have a LinkedIn account. Your LinkedIn account not only connects you other employees and employers, but it also contains personal information about your education, work history, and other contact information like home address, phone number, etc…
Continue Reading… How to Turn on Two-step Verification for Your LinkedIn Account
Bullies come in all shapes and sizes… and forms. We here at ZoneAlarm want to take a stand this October, National Bullying Prevention Month, to bring awareness to the online kind – the cyberbullies.
Cyberbullying is the act of attacking, harassing, or humiliating someone through the Internet. Unlike physical bullying, where the victim can see the face of their attackers, cyberbullying conceals the identity of those behind the Internet. Victims of cyberbullying can start to develop suspicious thoughts and begin to mistrust those around them, which can then lead to anti-social behavior and depression. And things can go downhill from there.
Continue Reading… October is National Bullying Prevention Month: Take a Stand Against Bullying
The phenomenon of people using their smartphone or tablet to check-in to places has become extremely popular in the recent years. Location-based social networks such as Foursquare, Twitter, and Facebook allow users to easily announce where they are and who they are with. So, why do people check-in, and what are the potential risks of announcing your whereabouts to the rest of the world?
Continue Reading… Checking-In: Are You Giving Away Too Much Information?