Securing Your Home WiFi

• in categories: advice • by: Michelle Balestrat

You’ve just got a flashy new WiFi modem, or you’re wanting to make your existing one more secure.

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Sound like you? Read on for our top tips on securing your wireless home network.

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Why Your Privacy Is Worth More Than You Think

• in categories: advice • by: Michelle Balestrat

Online privacy: depending on who you ask, it’s either dead, under serious threat or nothing to worry about. Because these messages are so conflicting and confusing, it’s easy to simply do nothing.

While there’s no need to panic at impending doom, your privacy is much more important than you might realise – and it’s worth protecting.

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The amount of information that’s freely available about you online can greatly impact your risk of falling victim to various online crimes.

Read on to find out how your online privacy can influence major aspects of your life.

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Cryptocurrency: Behind the Hype

• in categories: advice • by: Michelle Balestrat

Cryptocurrency has made all manner of headlines in the security world of late: from the meteoric rise of BitCoin, to the devastating scams that capitalised on the hype.

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And it’s not just BitCoin either: new cryptocurrencies are popping up daily, enticing investors with risky, yet potentially massive payoffs.

No matter the individual currency, they’re all based on what’s called ‘blockchain’: a highly-touted, yet controversial technology that promises to radically change the economy as we know it. But is it all empty hype? And more importantly, just how secure is it?

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The Year Ahead: Security Predictions for 2018

• in categories: advice • by: Michelle Balestrat

With a new year comes new security threats, as well as some carryovers from last year. If you’ve just decided to get your security on track – or you’re wondering what to focus on this year, it can be difficult to figure out your biggest threats.

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Beyond security basics and accounting for human error, it’s important to stay ahead of time-sensitive security issues like software vulnerabilities, certain malware outbreaks and changes to Internet-relevant laws.

Read on to see our list of the topics most likely to make waves in security this year.

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Spotting Holiday Scams

• in categories: advice • by: Michelle Balestrat

As December rolls on, finishing our gift shopping becomes more urgent and can cause us to spend much more than we’d prefer.

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Unfortunately, it’s this very urgency that scammers love to take advantage of every year. Here’s how to see through the rush and spot these common holiday scams.

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