Consumer Cyber Awareness

How to Make Telehealth Safer for a More Convenient Life Online

Among the many major shifts in lifestyle during the COVID-19 pandemic, the way we used healthcare was one of the most significant. Providers limited in-person visits, elective procedures were delayed, and we avoided hospitals. In response, we went online and started using telehealth and other virtual solutions in ways we never had before.  Our latest consumer mindset ...

Consumer Cyber Awareness

5 Ransomware Threats Canadians Need to Know

Every day you place your personal information in the hands of companies and trust that it will remain safe. However, what happens when external threats jeopardize your personal data security, especially while working remotely?  The transition to remote work environments and consumers’ online habits have made it more difficult for Canadian employees and consumers to protect their personal ...

Consumer Threat Reports

Affected by a Data Breach? Here Are Security Steps You Should Take

Affected by a Data Breach? Here Are Security Steps You Should Take We share personal information with companies for multiple reasons: to pay for takeout at our favorite restaurant, to check into a hotel, or to collect rewards at the local coffee shop.  While using a credit card is convenient, ...

Consumer Threat Reports

ShinyHunters Exposes Over 125 Million Online Credentials

ShinyHunters Exposes Over 125 Million Online Credentials   Meet ShinyHunters, a hacker who recently leaked 10 new databases this past month from companies including: • Pixlr.com • Bonobos.com • Wognai.com • Tesspring.com • Tunedglobal.com • Buyucoin.com • Wappalyzer.com • Chqbook.com • Rooter.io • MeetMindful.com But this isn’t the first time they’ve ...

Consumer Threat Reports

Ransomware Could Be the New Data Breach: 5 Tips to Stay Secure

Cybercriminals tend to keep with the times, as they often leverage current events as a way to harvest user data or spread malicious content. McAfee COVID-19 Threat Report July 2020 points to a rather significant surge in attacks exploiting the current pandemic with COVID-19 themed malicious apps, phishing campaigns, malware, and ransomware. However, what many users don’t realize is ...

Family Safety

Internet Safety for Kids: A Refresher for Homebound Families

Editor’s Note: This is part II of our internet safety for kids series. Part I focuses on younger children and can be read here. Parents have always been concerned about keeping their kids safe online — especially their tweens and teens. That conversation is even more critical with parents and ...

Family Safety

Little Ones Online More? Here Are 10 Basics To Keep Them Safe

Online safety conversations look dramatically different depending on the age and stage of your child. For very young children, toddlers through elementary school, parents have a golden opportunity to lay the foundations that will shape a child’s digital perspectives and behaviors for a lifetime. One way to keep younger children ...

Family Safety

Honey, We’re Home! Securing Your Devices and Your Family Bond  

More and more parents and their kids are experiencing what it’s like to work and learn together from home these days. With this increase in device use, it’s more important than ever to verify that all the technology humming under your roof is as secure as possible. Securing family technology ...

Family Safety

WhatsApp Security Hacks: Are Your ‘Private’ Messages Really Ever Private?

WhatsApp one of the largest instant messengers and considered by many a social network of its own. So, in continuing our app safety discussion, we’re diving into some of the top security hacks and questions many WhatsApp app users and parents may have. But first, what’s a security hack? In ...

Family Safety

TikTok Challenge, Hoop App, and Other Headlines You May Have Missed

Digital news that affects families seems to be dominating the headlines these days. To keep parents in the know, here are some of the stories you may want to give extra family discussion time to this week. Skull Breaker Challenge Proving Unfunny  Apps — video apps especially — can help ...

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