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Consumer Cyber Awareness

The Rise of the Dark Web Gig Economy

The gig economy has become more prevalent in today’s world with the appeal and necessity of flexible work opportunities. Many take advantage of short-term contracts, side jobs, and freelance work to retain more control over how they spend their day and earn their income. However, the proliferation of these flexible ...

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How to Teach Kids About Online Safety: A Guide

Kids are online now more than ever, not just during free time, but also during school time. It is impossible to always peek over their shoulder, and depending on their age, they may grow tired of a POS (aka parent over shoulder). The internet can be a dangerous place, but with the right education, kids can navigate hazards and remain safe and calm while ...

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8 Tips for Staying Safe from Ransomware Attacks

What is Ransomware? Over the past year, you may have seen the term ransomware popping up frequently. For enterprising hackers, this once uncommon tactic has become standard operating procedure, and with good reason – it pays. Ransomware is malware that employs encryption to hold a victim’s information at ransom. The ...

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The What, Why, and How of AI and Threat Detection

There are more online users now than ever before, thanks to the availability of network-capable devices and online services. The internet population in Canada is the highest it has been, topping the charts at 33 million. That number is only expected to increase through the upcoming years. However, this growing number and continued ...

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A Safer Internet for You, Your Family, and Others Too

With so many of us relying on the internet in ways we simply haven’t before, it follows that a safer internet is more important than ever before too.   June marks Internet Safety Month, a time where we can look back at the past year and realize that the internet was more than just a coping ...

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Private browsing vs VPN – Which one is more private?

As people turn to the Internet for news and answers to tough questions, it only makes sense that it would come to know you better than your closest friends and family. When we go online for answers to personal questions, we’re sharing our deepest secrets with search engines. While some people are happy ...

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Keep the Change: 3 Tips for Using the Twitter Tip Jar

When we think of tipping, many don’t see it as anything beyond a display of gratitude. However, Twitter’s latest feature is prompting its users to rethink this sentiment. It hasn’t been long since Twitter released their new Tip Jar feature, which allows users on the platform to send tips to designated accounts. However, online users and security experts are already exposing the vulnerabilities in its architecture.  Twitter’s Tip Jar has sparked ...

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Less Is More: Why One Antivirus Software Is All You Need

Personal devices and the information they carry are incredibly valuable to their owners. It is only natural to want to protect your device like a royal family fortifying a medieval castle. Unlike medieval castles that depended upon layers and layers of protection (moats, drawbridges, spiky gates, etc.), personal devices thrive on just one defense: a devoted guard ...

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Elevate Your Financial Security: How to Safely Bank Online

Today’s technology allows you to complete various tasks at the touch of a button wherever you go. As a result, you place trust in online services that make everyday chores more convenient without second-guessing their effects. One such service is online banking. More Canadians are doing their banking virtually with over 76% using online or mobile devices. Despite the extensive measures that banks take to strengthen their online security, ...

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3 Tips to a Holistic Online Security Approach

Cybersecurity is often used as a blanket term to address online safety. Cybersecurity can refer to the software used to protect your devices, but it can also refer to the processes you put in place to protect yourself from online threats. Whether you’re implementing best practices, building awareness of security threats, or installing security software, taking ...

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