Google Adds New Security Features to G Suite

For many people, working remotely has become the new normal. Which means services such as G Suite are more crucial than ever. After all, people still need to get work done, whether they can go to the office or not. This isn’t lost on Google, as the company has announced on the Google Cloud Blog that it’s rolling out a ton of security updates to its services. Everything from support for the BIMI standard in Gmail to new security features in Chat are included in this G Suite update. What’s New in Gmail? First, Google announced that it is bringing...Read the...

How to Spot and Avoid COVID-19 Pandemic Phishing Scams

Phishing scams are always circulating. Scammers and hackers update their phishing strategies to fit the current news cycle to make their phishing attempts more believable. The current glut of phishing attacks focus on one thing: the COVID-19 pandemic. Here’s how you spot a COVID-19 phishing scam and how to stay safe online during the pandemic. How to Spot a COVID-19 Phishing Scam The coronavirus pandemic is affecting every country in different ways. The online world, however, is still largely open for business. With that comes the threat of hackers, scammers, phishing campaigns, and malware. Just because COVID-19 is forcing people...Read the...

How to Install a VPN Client on Ubuntu Linux

Encrypting your internet use on Linux makes sense, but it isn’t necessarily as straightforward as on Windows, macOS, or mobile devices. Not all VPN services offer Linux clients—so what can you do? As the most popular family of Linux distros, we’re going to look at how to install a VPN on Ubuntu. The screenshots use the main Ubuntu version (19.10), although the same steps should work (or be closely approximated) in alternative Ubuntu versions and downstream builds, such as Lubuntu and Mint. Table of Contents Requirements Choosing an Ubuntu Linux VPN Are There Any Free VPNs for Ubuntu? Set up...Read the...

How to View Google Chrome’s Saved Passwords (And Prevent Others From Peeking)

Letting Google Chrome remember all your passwords is convenient, but it does have its downsides. With the proper tools, a hacker can view all the passwords stored on your Google account and use them to break into your online accounts.Unlock the "Ultimate Google Chrome Keyboard Shortcuts" cheat sheet now!This will sign you up to our newsletterEnter your EmailUnlockRead our privacy policy Here’s how to view your Chrome passwords from anywhere—and why you may not want to do so. How the Chrome Password Manager Works The Google password manager is integrated into the Chrome browser and is toggled in the settings....Read the...

5 Free Guides to Understand Digital Security and Protect Your Privacy 

With the number of data breaches, phishing attacks, and other digital threats facing us today, you need to know how to stay secure when using technology. Check these free online guides to understand digital security and protect your privacy. Miscreants try to infiltrate your systems through various channels, such as your browser, phone, emails, and even the Wi-Fi networks you connect to. The first step is to learn how they carry out these attacks and then implement steps to prevent them. Along with that, it’s also important to look at protecting your online privacy. Security and privacy are different issues,...Read the...

Update Firefox Now to Fix a Critical Flaw

You need to update your Firefox right now. This is to patch a zero-day vulnerability that could allow hackers to access your computer. So, if you’re a Firefox user, please update Firefox to the latest available version in order to safeguard your system. Why Do I Need to Update Firefox? Just two days after releasing Firefox 72, which introduced the option to delete your telemetry data, Mozilla released Firefox v72.0.1. This updated version fixes a critical security flaw which Mozilla admits is already being abused in the wild. Mozilla describes the issue as an “IonMonkey type confusion with StoreElementHole and...Read the...

How to Secure Your D-Link Wireless Router

Security is vital to your computing experience. It also probably one of the easiest areas to overlook. Your internet router is a core piece of hardware in your quest for home security and privacy. Taking a moment to configure your D-Link Wi-Fi router can make all the difference in protecting your home, your computers, and your family. So, here’s how you set up and secure your D-Link Wi-Fi router. 1. Follow the Setup and Installation Guide If you just bought a new D-Link router, it probably came with a quick start installation guide. The guide contains the essential information you...Read the...

5 Ways Your WhatsApp Messages Can Be Hacked

WhatsApp is a popular and easy to use messaging program. It has some security features, like the use of end-to-end encryption to keep messages private. However, hacks targeting WhatsApp could compromise the privacy of your messages and contacts. Here are five ways that WhatsApp can be hacked. 1. Remote Code Execution via GIF SONY DSC In October 2019, security researcher Awakened revealed a vulnerability in WhatsApp that let hackers take control of the app using a GIF image. The hack works by taking advantage of the way that WhatsApp processes images when the user opens the Gallery view to send...Read the...

9 Alternative Apps You Need to Quit Facebook for Good

Facebook’s reputation is in the gutter right now. Privacy scandals, unchecked snooping, and the mishandling of user data all mean that trust in the company has hit a new low. The fact that Facebook owns other major services such as Instagram and WhatsApp only heightens concerns over its activities. So what do you need to do to quit Facebook completely? In this article, we list the apps you’ll need if you want to quit the Facebook ecosystem entirely. They’re the best alternatives to Facebook, Instagram, and WhatsApp. Reasons to Quit the Facebook Ecosystem Many people are choosing to quit Facebook’s...Read the...

Google’s Password Checkup Helps You Stay Safe Online

Google has launched the Password Checkup. This is a new tool built into Google’s Password Manager, which is built into your Google account. The Password Checkup is designed to keep you safe online by checking the strength and security of your passwords. Research suggests that as many as one in four Americans use common passwords. Things like ABC123 and Password1111. Furthermore, many people use the same password across multiple sites. So if it’s involved in a breach, multiple accounts are vulnerable. In an effort to help people stay safe online, Google has launched the Password Checkup. How Does Google’s Password...Read the...