Internet Security Tips from Webnames.ca Support Team

The Internet is an integral part of our society, and continues to be a great research tool that can be accessible anywhere around the world. Since the internet is accessible to anyone, it presents potential risks that “hackers” can exploit.

Here are a few internet safety tips directly from our customer support team member, Sean Lavasani about how to keep yourself secure online.

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New Cybele Negris Article: 5 Tech Trends to Cash In On in 2013

Webnames.ca President and Co-founder, Cybele Negris’ new article in PROFIT Magazine is out and she shares her thoughts on the 5 Tech Trends to Cash In On in 2013.

Technology has become so integrated with business and our personal lives that we now usually take it for granted. However, it is still important to monitor new technology trends and take advantage of key efficiencies or opportunities technology can bring.

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New Cybele Negris Article: The 3 Key Cyberthreats, and How to Fight Them

Over the past year, Canada has jumped to the No. 2 spot in the world for the number of hosted phishing sites (a 170% increase). Canadian small and medium enterprises (SME) are favourite targets of these cybercriminals because most do not have the required technical expertise or appropriate budget to protect themselves from these threats.

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Cyber Security Tip Sheet – Mobile Devices

CIRA‘s latest Cyber Security Tip Sheet is about Mobile Devices. Our mobile devices have become such an integral part of our lives. With the constant technological innovations being introduced in the market, may of us assume that our devices have greater security and privacy capabilities compared to laptops and desktops. As a result, we start exercising less caution when using our phones, which can lead to serious security and privacy issues.

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How to Stay Secure When Socializing and Interacting Online

CIRA’s latest Cyber Security Consumer Tip Sheet is about Socializing and Interacting Online. The majority of people use the Internet as a source to keep in touch with family and friends. Not all our online experiences are positive though.The tip sheet goes over the main issues you can face online when socializing and tips to deal with these problems such as:
Identity Theft

Any time you add personal details to your online profile, there is the risk that a scammer may steal them. Though many may seem innocuous, it may only take a few details–your full name and your full date of birth, for instance–to open the door to your online accounts. As well, if your status updates aren’t kept private scammers may watch them to gather details that will let them guess your password or your security question.

Scams

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Webnames.ca Opposes SOPA

The way we are consuming copyrighted material is changing. We are not buying CD’s, DVD’s, or books as much as we used to and Peer to Peer (P2P) networks have made it very easy to distribute and share media.  Some of this media is in the public domain (such as old movies and books where the copyright has expired), and lots of it is available under licenses that encourage us to share and even change it without infringement (open source software and lots of the content on YouTube is copied this way).   Recently released movies and music are typically not in the public domain but they are also being copied and when this happens it violates the creator’s rights and is illegal.

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