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How to Protect Your Information On Facebook?

Facebook in currently the biggest social media outlet in the world where billions of people have information about themselves. In order to prevent yourself from getting hurt in any way, these are the privacy tips you need that will help you protect your personal information on Facebook.

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How can Parents Protect their Children Online?

The internet is a wonderful and accessible toll for finding information, but many children can also be exposed to the risks on the World Wide Web, and this is how you can protect them from harm.

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Find Out Who is Living Next to You with a Sex Offender Search

As of 2018, there are over 700,000 registered sex offenders living in the United States, Conducting a sex offender search based on a zip code can help you discover who are the sex offenders in your neighborhood so you can protect yourself and your loved ones.

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Sleepovers – How Can You Make Sure Your Kids are Safe?

Sleepovers make a great opportunity to create happy memories for kids, for that to happen, they have to be safe. Conducting a background check on the adults in charge of the party can help keep them safe, and discover whether they should go to a sleepover or not.

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Internet Safety Tips Everyone Should Know

The Internet is an information superhighway. We can acquire knowledge about any and every topic we can think of, at will. The tech highway, however, runs both ways and we often and not always consciously share large amounts of our personal data on the Internet. From pictures of our pets to online banking passwords, we are feeding information to the web on a daily basis. But is it safe? The websites we access all claim to protect our personal data; what could possibly go wrong? Well, a whole lot if you are not careful about protecting your own information.

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How to Prevent Identity Theft

Identity theft is when someone steals your personal information like your full name, date of birth, address, and social security number, usually for fraudulent purposes. Having obtained your personal details, the thief can now apply for credit cards, loans, medical services, and even file for tax returns in your name. These actions could impact your credit rating and often go unnoticed for a long time. In fact, you might be completely unaware that your identity has been stolen until your loan application gets rejected on grounds of bad credit or you receive a credit card bill for a card you don’t own.

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Is Halloween Safe for Your Kids?

9-year-old Lisa French was just like every other kid, completely excited to head out to the Halloween celebrations on October 31, 1973. Little did Lisa’s mother know that the evening of Oct 31st would be the last time she would be seeing her daughter alive. Lisa French was kidnapped, raped, and murdered in the city of Fond du Lac, Wisconsin. Her body has still not been found and neither has her attacker apprehended. Horrified by this incident, the residents of Fond du Lac hold their Halloween celebrations in the morning of Oct 31st as opposed to the evening.

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What You Need to Know About Types of Credit Accounts

 A credit card is essentially a financial tool, a very popular one at that. The effects of using a credit card, both harmful and helpful, depend primarily on the knowledge and skill of the owner. While there are different types of credit card accounts that you can get, it is you who decides how to best use the financial tool. Here are some critical things that you should know about the different options in credit card accounts:

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A Safe Online Purchase Guide

There is an endless list of reasons why people shop online these days. Besides the amazing bargains, you have a mind-boggling selection at your disposal. Also, there is the added advantage of fast shipping and easy returns/exchanges. In short, shopping has become a lot more convenient for all types of consumers. But what about the security? The question of data security and transactional safety crosses the mind of every customer at some point or the other. Here is a guide that will help you make safe online purchases each time you choose an e-retailer.

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10 Worst Cybercrimes

Cyber attacks have had a long history, with perpetrators being individuals, anonymous groups or even governments. While some have been targeted cyber warfares or espionages, some others are related to stealing of personal data to make financial gains.

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Tips for Detecting Suspicious Changes in Your Network

 Ever since the Internet was born, there have been multiple security concerns associated with it. Cybersecurity is now a major focus of governments, organizations, and individuals with the ever-looming threat of malicious cyber-attacks. The recent WannaCry and Petya cybercrimes exposed the vulnerability of computer systems to virus and malware attacks. Millions of dollars have been lost, not to mention the reputation damage for many organizations and governments, thanks to data breaches. Yahoo! has been subjected to two malicious cyber-attacks resulting in sensitive user data being stolen, while banks like JP Morgan suffered huge financial losses, thanks to cybercrime.

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What is a Firewall?

A firewall could be a hardware piece or software which helps screen out viruses, worms, and hackers attempting to enter your computer system via the Internet. In other words, it’s a device developed for network security and monitors all outgoing and incoming traffic while deciding if specific traffic should be blocked or allowed basis certain security rules.

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