If those three little letters don’t strike at least a bit of fear in your heart already, then they probably will after you read this.
If you recall from Part I, the Internet of Things (IoT) affords people with lots of cool and exciting conveniences. But before you run off to buy a computer chip for your goldfish, it would be wise to remember that every device that’s connected to the internet can become a target to hackers. And as you may imagine, that’s not always a good thing. Here are some more reminders that more connectivity is not necessarily better. And after these examples, we’ll give you some tips on how to protect yourself.
We all have things that keep us up at night every now and then. For some people, it’s spiders. For others, it may be mothers-in-law. In any case, it’s that thing (or combination of things) that makes you really nervous.
Well, now you can add a few more items to your “fear” list; namely, your refrigerator, baby monitors, hospital pumps, airplanes, cars, and pretty much every other item that’s connected to the internet. These items are all part of the Internet of Things (known simply as IoT), and they could make you more vulnerable to hackers than you ever imagined.
- September 10th, 2015
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Online Privacy, Online Safety
You probably think that your information is pretty secure.
After all, you tend to use the same old websites over and over, and you downloaded a free antivirus program a while back. And anyway, who would be interested in your information? It’s not as if you have any major secrets or passwords to huge bank accounts in your back pocket, right?
Psssst. Want to know a secret? If that’s how you are approaching security, you’ve got it all wrong. Sure you may not be the IRS or Anthem, but surely you have information that you would never want to fall into the wrong hands. So it’s worth it to make sure you aren’t buying into any of the following common security myths that can get you in a lot of trouble.
After two long months of computer games and ice pops, it’s time to head back to school. And with the new school year comes new gadgets, new friends and new past times. So this is the perfect time to speak to your kids about staying safe online.
Today’s hyper-connected environment presents amazing opportunities for kids to explore ideas they would never be able to otherwise, but it also presents many dangers. The more tools you have for keeping your kids safe, the better.
Here are 7 steps for keeping your kids safer online.
No matter how you rate on the Cyber Security Savviness meter, chances are you know that Microsoft’s Internet Explorer isn’t the most popular browser out there. And you may not know this, but chronic security issues one of the big reasons why Internet Explorer has faded from popularity over the past decade or so. That’s why Microsoft came up with Edge, the brand new browser that comes with Windows 10. And Microsoft is seriously hoping that Edge ushers in a new era of browser success.