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Child Abduction 101: Difference between Kidnapping and Abduction 

How to Protect Your Children from Being Kidnapped or Abduction  Every parent wants to do everything they can to prevent their child from being kidnapped or abducted. But what’s the difference between the two?  Most people think that kidnapping and abduction are one and the same, but there is actually a big difference between the two.  Kidnapping is defined as taking a person against their will, with the intent to hold them for ransom...

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3 Best Ways to Clone a Mobile Phone

3 Ways How Someone Can Clone Your Cell Phone to See Text Messages and Other Data Remotely  You know the world we live in today – it’s full of unpredictable and dangerous things. Anyone who accesses their computer daily can face dangers even when they stay at home alone!  For instance, adults might fall victim to scammers that intercept credit card details by spreading malware; children could be harassed or bullied on social media...

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How to Protect Your Credit

Here are 14 Simple Steps to Help Protect Your Credit Today It has become more important than ever today to protect your credit and financial data. With identity theft on the rise, one can never be too protective of their credit. Financial crimes keep multiplying and the growth will never stop.  Protecting your credit is more than just identity theft. Your credit can be used in various ways and you may never know. One...

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5 Cyber Safety Tips

With October being Cyber Awareness Month, there s much that people need to know to stay safe online. Especially on social media. It’s more than not sharing any financial information. You need to protect your private data! Here are 5 simple Cyber Safety tips to help you stay secure. Get your copy of these tips to share now. NEVER Share Your Password! Keep your passwords secure. Change passwords often. 2. Post Carefully to Social...

National Cybersecurity Awareness Month October - Making Sense of Security

National Cybersecurity Awareness Month

October is National Cybersecurity Awareness Month October is National Cybersecurity Awareness Month. Cybersecurity applies to the measures taken to protect a computer or computer system (as on the Internet) against unauthorized access or attack.  Here we at Making Sense of Security provide a few simple measures to help you stay safe in the digital world.  BASIC CYBERSECURITY BEST PRACTICES: MAKE A UNIQUE AND LONG PASSWORDThe Longer your password, the more complex it can become for...

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How to Read Someone’s Emails without a Password 

How Can Someone Read Your Emails If They Don’t Have Your Password? Although social media apps and instant messengers on mobile phones have gained huge popularity during recent years, many people still use email.  For instance, Internet users in the U.S. (who send at least one email per month) comprise over 246 million people so far. There are three major email providers in the world: Google, Yahoo, and Microsoft’s Outlook. Outlook counts over 400...

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How is Ransomware Spread in Mobile Phone Devices?

How is Ransomware Spread in Mobile Phone Devices? As an Android user, it is vital to keep in mind that ransomware doesn’t just attack your PC devices. Smartphones and tablets are becoming more and more prone to ransomware attacks. How is ransomware spread in mobile phones? Are there ways that you can protect your mobile device from ransomware spreading? What causes ransomware to spread in cell phones? Making Sense of Security will tell you...

Simple steps to protect yourself against identity theft

Simple steps to protect yourself against identity theft

As we enter the New Year, be sure to keep up, or adopt, these good data security habits to avoid identity theft   Are you doing enough to reduce the risk of having your identity stolen? As you start the New Year, this is a good time to reflect on what kinds of measures you should take to prevent thieves from stealing and using your Personally Identifiable Information (PII) for fraudulent activities. As more...

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How To Remove Ransomware From Android Phone Easily?

How To Easily Remove Ransomware From Android Phone? For many people, ransomware is a hack attack on computer devices, not mobile phones. This is far from the truth. Not only can malware be present on Android devices but also ransomware. Thus everyone needs to know how to remove ransomware from Android phones. Android is the most popular mobile operating system. Android phones are used by a large number of people across the world. This...

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How To Set Your Phone for Better Privacy and Security

The default factory settings on your phone are a double-edged sword. On one hand, they’re the best way to see what the creator recommends for you, and it makes it easy to get started. But sometimes, these features can have problems. They can be reducing your battery life, or share things you don’t want them to. So no matter what phone you use, you should change a few options around if you want to have...

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Win $100 Giveaway!

Yes! That is right! We are giving away $100 Wal-Mart gift card! To enter for a chance to win, just click here! The $100 Winner will randomly be selected at the end of the month and notified promptly. Share the link with friends for chance of double entries to increase your chances to WIN! We appreciate our loyal viewers and want to show it! Thanks for sharing and GOOD LUCK all! You can also...

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How to Stay Connected and Protected in a Remote Work Environment

How to Stay Connected and Protected in a Remote Work Environment   Advancements in cloud solutions and collaboration tools in recent years, coupled with the necessity of going remote due to the pandemic, have empowered today’s workforce to choose where they want to work. While the ability to work from anywhere—home, the library, coffee shops or even the beach– gives employees increased flexibility, the shift from the traditional office setting has exposed security and logistical...

New Release: 2021 Remote Workforce Security Report

Holger Schultze wrote: The need to secure the remote workforce has never been more critical. A year into the pandemic, organizations are still grappling with how to protect their assets. The Remote Workforce Security Report reveals the status of organizations’ efforts to secure the new workforce, key challenges, and unique security threats faced by organizations, technology gaps and preferences, investment priorities, and more. Key findings include: Almost three-quarters of organizations are concerned about the...

New UK National Cyber Security Centre Head Warns that Cybersecurity Should be Taken More Seriously

New UK National Cyber Security Centre Head Warns that Cybersecurity Should be Taken More Seriously

Even though the UK has made ‘huge progress’ on cybersecurity efforts, the new Chief Executive of the National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) Lindy Cameron believes that the current efforts are still not enough. The new security head previously worked as a Director-General for the North Ireland office. She also worked for the Department for International Development (DfID), and was responsible for international programs in Africa and APAC. In her upcoming speech to Queen’s University...

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A Discussion on How to Prevent Ransomware Attacks

Is your PC shielded against ransomware assaults? Ransomware is a kind of malware (vindictive programming) which crooks use to extract money. It holds info to payoff with encoding or by keeping clients locked from their gadgets. This article shows you everything to know on how to prevent ransomware attacks. We investigate the various approaches to shield your PC and your information from ransomware assaults. Pernicious programming that utilizes encoding to hold information for delivery...

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A Can of Phish Bait: from Surveys to Rule Changes to Your Boss’s Boss

Employees need to continue being wary of phishing scams as they begin to return to the office, according to Roger Kay at INKY. Kay describes several phishing templates that INKY has intercepted in recent months, including one that informed recipients that they needed to fill out a compliance form related to COVID-19 risks. “Reasonably well written, this email, apparently from the human resources department at the target company, actually came from phishers located in...

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Attention Android Users: This Free VPN App Leaked the Data of 21 Million Users

Attention Android Users: This Free VPN App Leaked the Data of 21 Million Users To live our digital lives to the fullest, we rely on a variety of technologies to support our online activities. And while some apps and devices are meant to make certain tasks more convenient or provide us with greater security, others simply offer a false sense of security and could potentially lead to online misfortune. One such platform is SuperVPN. While users...

SolarWinds security fiasco may have started with simple password blunders

SolarWinds Security Fiasco may have Started with Simple Password Blunders

SolarWinds security fiasco may have started with simple password blunders UPDATED: Many things came together to crack SolarWinds, but it may all have started with that classic mistake of leaking a lousy password. A SolarWinds third-party, public relations spokesperson, however, claims that the password incident had nothing to do with the major security breach. Many things came together to crack SolarWinds, but it may all have started with that classic mistake of leaking a...

How Do Random Number Generators Work?

In a real-world casino, random chance plays a huge part in ensuring that games are fair. If neither the player nor the house can predict which card will be drawn next, or where the ball will stop on a roulette wheel, then the games are unpredictable, and therefore fair. Whilst relying on the laws of physics, or the near-infinite number of combinations that a deck of cards can be arranged into is easy in...

How Internet Security Evolved in Tandem with iGaming

How Internet Security Evolved in Tandem with iGaming

For a non-biological entity, the internet is an area filled with constant and unstoppable evolution. From the hardware which backs it to the software systems it carries, nothing in this arena stays the same for long. One of the most major forms these changes take is seen in the world of security. While there are many fields in which this battle is fought, by focusing on just one it can be possible to track greater trends...

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Security admins checklist: 10 tasks to perform every year

Here is a checklist of 10 important tasks security administrators should perform to keep devices protected and secure. Security administrators oversee the secured processes in place, safeguarding the day-to-day operations of an organization. While it is easy for users to focus solely on protecting computers and their devices, security admins are tasked with managing the overall landscape–including LAN/WAN, services, the devices used to access those services, and the most unpredictable factor of them all: The...

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