Cyber-security Highlights – November 5

Every Monday we bring you a review of the previous week’s hottest cyber-security and online privacy news articles.

Here at IronSocket, we work to continually call attention to the risks and threats to our online privacy and security that we as individuals face in our connected lives. We are 100% committed to helping our customers stay safe and secure while online, both through our VPN and proxy services as well as through education.

Here are the top articles we have sifted from this week’s news avalanche.

 

Careful With That Oversharing

Graham Clueley is one of the worlds top cyber-security writers.  We follow his website religiously here.  This week he warns us about the inherent dangers of dating apps.  The main point, as always, is think carefully about what you put in apps and on the web.

https://www.grahamcluley.com/

 

It’s More Than Just Cookies

You have probably heard of cookies.  You may even have heard of beacons.  Do you know about canvas fingerprinting, though?  Firefox users, you will like this new feature.  If you’re not already an FF user, and you don’t like the idea of advertisers following you around the web, then you might want to consider downloading it.

https://www.extremetech.com/internet/

 

Good Cyber-security Begins with Oneself

Here are ten risky behaviors that need to be controlled.  Some are a bit technical, some are just plain common sense, and some are applicable to one’s life outside of work.

https://www.darkreading.com/

 

Speaking of Cookies…

Here’s a simple explanation of the types of cookies you’ll encounter on the web.

https://digiday.com

 

Chrome Extensions Can Be Malware Too

As the article starts out, there are a lot of malicious extensions out there.  This article reports on a particularly serious one.

https://www.helpnetsecurity.com/

 

That’s all for this week. As always, if you have any questions or comments, don’t hesitate to write to us. Our cyber-security experts are here to help you stay safe, secure, and protected while online.

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