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Countries with the best and worst internet in the world
A stable and reliable internet connection is an indispensable component of modern society. However, just how unwavering it is heavily…
What is sextortion? Meaning and how to deal with blackmail
Sextortion is a form of blackmail threatening to release sexually explicit images or videos. This crime usually demands money but might also…
Actual internet speed can be up to 3 times slower than advertised
Internet service providers (ISPs) often advertise internet speeds that are significantly higher than the actual speeds experienced by consumers. This discrepancy can be frustrating and confusing for users who expect to receive the speeds promised by their ISPs.
US consumers lost over $930 million to social media scams in 2022
Social media has made our communication much more convenient, allowing us to easily keep in touch with family and friends and connect with like-minded people within a matter of seconds. However, it also made it much easier for cybercriminals to con us.
What is the ping of death? Attacks that crash computers
A ping of death (PoD) attack aims to interrupt the regular operation of targeted computers. It causes crashes and freezes by overwhelming…
How to recognize WhatsApp scams and stay safe
WhatsApp scams come after users’ accounts, personal information, passwords, and bank account details. A message from an unknown number could…
Porch piracy: tips and tech to stop package theft
Package theft or porch piracy can ruin a holiday season or the high expectations for an item you ordered. Many deliveries get dropped at…
Businesses in North America double their 2022 spending on payment fraud prevention
The most significant shift in fraud payment prevention spending was recorded in North America, where businesses upscaled their spending two times, from 5% of their annual revenue in 2021 to 10% in 2022.