October is National Bullying Prevention Month: Take a Stand Against Bullying

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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.
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Checking-In: Are You Giving Away Too Much Information?

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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?
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Are You Being Watched Through Your Webcam?

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A few clicks of the mouse, and your webcam is activated and ready to be used. But have you considered the possibility that someone else could be watching you through your own webcam? The thought of this probably sends chills down your spine, and it should, as this is very real- and extremely creepy.
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Don’t Let Your PC Get Held For Ransom

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“Ransom” may elicit a vision of ships, pirates, and hostages. And while ransoms do take place in dangerous parts of the world, certain forms of ransoms are a lot closer to home. We’re talking about ransomware, malware that holds your computer for ransom and demands some amount of money, to be paid to “unlock” it.
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Protecting Kids Online

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With kids accessing the Internet to check their email, to browse the Web and play online games, or just to stay connected with friends and family through chat or social networking services, the risk of being exposed to many online dangers becomes very real. Here in our infographic, we address some of the online dangers kids could face, ways they can be exposed, and a few steps parents can take to keep their kids safe.
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