Tag: Online Identity

Are You Sharing Too Much Online?

In the 21st century, people live a whole lot of their lives online. On one hand, this can be a good thing. On the internet, you can connect with friends who live thousands of miles away, get minute-by-minute news updates, and find information about nearly any topic. However, there’s a potential dark side to all Read More…

Safety Tips for Online Banking

These days, banking online is a pretty common practice. As of 2018, 73% of U.S. consumers reported using online banking (on a desktop or laptop), while 59% utilized mobile banking (on a smartphone or tablet). And given current stay-at-home measures, those numbers can only have gone up. As with so many things that become commonplace, Read More…

A to Z Guide to Scams You Should Watch Out For

Everyone knows how important it is to be cautious online and when interacting with someone you don’t know on the phone. But there are so many many frauds and scams out there to try to keep track of. How do you know what to look for, and how to avoid becoming a victim? Use this Read More…

Legitimate Reasons to Use the Dark Web

What do you think happens on the dark web? You might think exclusively of drug dealing, hiring hitmen, and the selling of Social Security Numbers. If those are your only thoughts on the dark web, it makes sense that you’d want to stay as far away from it as possible. After all, there’s no way Read More…

Ways to Learn About and Recover From Data Breaches

It’s impossible to recover from a data breach if you don’t know how to discover and monitor them. How can you stay safe from data breaches?

5 Ways to Spring Clean Your Digital Identity

Being as we’re well into spring, the impulse to clean things up and air things out has become stronger. While you’re already in a tidying mood, why not take some time to clean up your digital footprint and strengthen your security, as well? You don’t need to be a technological wiz to do so, either. Read More…

A Guide to Safe Online Shopping

Online shopping is a great way to get whatever you need without having to hunt for it in person. From huge retailers like Amazon to small retailers (such as the individual stores on Etsy), there’s something that caters to your needs, no matter how niche or “strange.” Non-cash payment options, such as credit cards, online Read More…

5 Tips to Keep You From Falling for Scams

Whether you’re on the internet, you get a call from an unknown number, or someone you don’t know comes knocking, you should probably be thinking about scams. Of course, not everyone you talk to is going to try and scam you. But you should always have your eyes open for anyone trying to take advantage Read More…

How to Delete Old Accounts from the Internet

If you’ve been on the internet for a while, you’ve probably created some accounts that you then abandoned. Whether they were email addresses, social media profiles on defunct websites, or abandoned accounts on popular online shopping sites, it’s a good idea to track them down and delete them. Why? If for nothing else, deleting old Read More…

How Can You Protect Yourself from the Equifax Data Breach?

The Equifax data breach has been all over the news lately, and has captured a lot of people’s attention. That’s because it’s one of the nation’s largest credit bureaus. And because it may have exposed the information of up to 145 million American adults — one of the worst data breaches in the country’s history. Read More…