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Don’t Take the Bait — Password Managers Can Help Shield You From Phishing Attacks
If there were a popularity contest for hacking schemes, phishing would win by a landslide. Most commonly in the form of an email, a phishing...
Should I Keep My Venmo Private?
If you want to feel like a private eye, scroll through the feed on your Venmo app. Thanks to Venmo’s social feature, you can see...
Game Over: Your Kids’ Video Game Accounts Might Be at Risk
Video games and gaming have become more popular in the pandemic, but they may pose a threat to kids’ cybersecurity. Here are our tips for...
College Contact Tracing Apps Are Leaking Student Data
In an effort to keep students and the greater public safe during the pandemic, some colleges forget to factor in students’ privacy.
What Is Credential Stuffing?
How do hackers get their hands on passwords in the first place and how are they then used in credential stuffing attacks? We explain.
How To Wipe Your Work Computer
Here’s how to ensure your device is clear of personal data before giving it back to your company. Try as I might to keep my...
Is TikTok Safe for Kids?
Home to many a dance challenge, TikTok is social currency for Gen-Z. Here’s everything parents should know about the wildly trendy app that most of...
Why Do You Need a VPN? Don’t Miss These 3 Key Benefits
Pointing to national security concerns, President Trump's recent executive order threatens to ban TikTok if it's not sold by the Chinese-owned company. Although Microsoft, Twitter,...
Which Apps Actually Need Location Permissions?
In the great pantheon of things our phones know about us, our location data is arguably the most sensitive (ill-advised bathroom selfies notwithstanding). The idea...
How Can I Instill Good Internet Security Habits in My Kids?
Now that many schools are operating virtually, it’s the perfect time to evaluate your kids’ understanding and awareness of digital privacy, and brush up on...
Not Just For Secret Agents and Celebrities: Phone Encryption Explained
The easiest way to think of encryption is that it takes the information on your phone and it translates it into a secret code.
What Is the Dark Web?
While the dark web is not all bad, its anonymous nature makes it a great place to buy and sell personal info stolen from data...
Always Change Your Passwords After a Breach
Even though 91% of people understand it’s a bad idea, 59% still reuse their passwords. This means your compromised passwords are likely being used elsewhere.
5 Quick Tricks to Improve Your Online Security in 5 Minutes
Cybersecurity is an issue that impacts every business and individual, and depends on strong technology systems combined with intelligent habits. But where to begin? It...
How To Prepare to Lose Your Phone
The new three inevitabilities in modern life are death, taxes, and losing your phone.
If You Think Your Personal Information Has Been Stolen, Here’s What to Do
Time matters: the sooner you make moves, the better. Once you receive an alert about a data breach, follow these immediate next steps.
How Safe Is Incognito Mode/Private Browsing, Really?
You might open a new browser window in Incognito Mode and think you’ve just vanished under a cloak of darkness with all your internetting perfectly...
Can You Trust DNA Companies With Your Data?
It's pretty remarkable that DNA tests are a normal part of life in the 21st century. For a reasonable fee you can learn all about...
Finding My Trail of Logins With Facebook Was a Security Wake-Up Call
Disorganization runs in my family. My dad once lost his car keys by mysteriously leaving them in the fridge, and I misplaced 12 (!) student...
Keeping Your Personal Info Safe While Filing Taxes Online
There’s nothing like that feeling of relief once you’ve finished filing your taxes, and e-filing services like TurboTax and H&R Block definitely ease the pain...
You Should Get a Password Manager
Creating unique passwords guarantees that when an account is breached, no other accounts are affected. The human brain, however, was not built to remember hundreds...
A Parent’s Guide to App Permissions: Keeping the Kids Safe and Secure
A recent New York Times investigation revealed the extent to which even children’s locations are tracked by the devices they carry and apps they download....
Telecom’s New Passwordless Login System Raises Questions
ZenKey US carriers are making a foray into the world of passwords and digital identity, joining major tech players like Apple and Google. Verizon, AT&T,...
How to Stop Reusing Passwords for Good
Resetting bad password habits can be a bit of a process. Luckily, Dashlane will help you at every step of the way. Here’s how.