- November 6th, 2013
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In some ways, protecting your computer safe can be thought of the same way as protecting your home.
In both cases, you have to be concerned about people breaking in, and in both your computer and your home, you need to be sure to lock the doors and turn on the alarm. But what happens if there are doors or windows at your house that you did not realize were open? Suddenly, fortifying your home just became more complicated.
Continue Reading… Zero-days: Exploits that take advantage of the unknown
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
- October 23rd, 2013
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Your mobile device is a valuable target to thieves. You never know when one will strike: one minute you’re typing a text, and the next, your smartphone is snatched right out of your hands. We show how and where mobile theft occurs and what you can do to prevent it from happening to you.
Continue Reading… Smartphone Theft in the US
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
- October 9th, 2013
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Mobile Security, Online Privacy
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?