Resources

Self-check links

Links below provide you with an option to use existing privacy websites to check your online exposure.

Deep Dive Articles

Want to know more about the evolving world of technology around you? Want to prepare against the vulnerabilites and threats in your life online? Well right here is the perfect place to start your self education.

5 Emotions Used in Social Engineering Attacks
What is social engineering and how does it effect you? What can you do to fight back against it? What should you avoid when someone tries to manipulate you?

Here is a breakdown of how social engineering works and how you can avoid falling for it, along with some examples of what social engineering looks like.

Read at https://www.secureworldexpo.com/industry-news/5-emotions-hackers-use-social-engineering-attacks/

What is a VPN and How Does It Work?

In today’s world, fraught with the dangers of hacking and ransomware, there’s more and more talk of using VPN’s to communicate, especially when working from home. But what are VPNs, and how do they work? Why should you use them?

Here is a explanation of the complexities of VPNs, and simplifies the technology behind it. From the basics of function to suggested VPN’s for your own use, this is the ultimate guide.

Read at https://www.zdnet.com/article/what-is-a-vpn-and-how-does-it-work/

Experts tips and tricks

You are in the right place!

Your are not alone!

We understand your concerns and have compiled a list a our suggested tips and tricks to reduce your digital footprint.

Free Family DNS filter service

Cleanbrowsing.com offers free filters for your Home network. Follow this link for instructions:

Cleanbrowsing Family DNS filtering

Freeze your credit!

Credit Freeze information

Trans Union: 1-888-909-8872

https://freeze.transunion.com

Equifax: 1-800-349-9960

https://www.equifax.com/personal/credit-report-services/

Experian: 1-888-397-3742

https://www.experian.com/freeze/center.html

Browser passwords

While not having to enter your credentials into a website portal every time you log in, might be convenient, but  best practice recommends against it. Your stored Browser password could be viewed by an unauthorized user. Instead use a Master Password for each browser or a Password Manager like PasswordBoss

Don't link accounts

Don’t associate your social media accounts with other accounts.

When you create a new account, you might be asked to log in, or connect with your social media account. Best practice recommends against that step. You might allow personal information to be shared between those accounts. Read the End User License   Agreement BEFORE you click accept.

 

StaysafeOnline

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Keeping Children safe online

Concerned Parent’s Internet Safety Toolbox

Homeland Security

STOP, THINK, CONNECT

White House

Talking with Kids About Being Online

WhoTracks.me

Learn about tracking technologies, market structure and data-sharing on the web

Windows 10 Privacy settings

The Windows 10 Privacy Settings You Should Check Right Now

The Privacy Project

The New York Times

One Nation, Tracked

The New York Times

Inside the Smart Home

IoT Device Threats and Attacks Scenarios