Smishing, vishing and SIM card swap theft scams

Explaining the smishing (SMS phishing), vishing and SIM card swap and theft scams Being knowledgeable about security on the Internet is paramount for your financial health. If you become a victim of the following social-engineering frauds by cyber criminals – smishing, vishing and SIM-card swap scams – they can result in large financial losses. Social-engineering…

Use DNS Over HTTPS (DoH) to improve online security

How to use the DNS Over HTTPS (DoH) protocol to improve online security Introduction to DNS Over HTTPS (DoH) HTTPS (Hypertext Transfer Protocol Secure) is the secure, encrypted version of the standard non-encrypted Hypertext Transfer Protocol (HTTP) that run the Internet. DNS (Domain Name System) translates website domain names, such as pcbuyyerbeware.co.uk, into their numerical…

Why use the DuckDuckGo search engine instead of Google?

 Why should you use DuckDuckGo search for web-searches instead of Google? DuckDuckGo search engine – Introduction Online privacy using a smartphone or computer that connects to the web has become a hugely problematic issue that is growing constantly. The DuckDuckGo search engine stands or falls by guaranteeing that it does not track its users, for…

CCleaner privacy issue – alternative crapware cleaners

CCleaner privacy – the issue of anonymized data collection and alternative crapware cleaners In July 2017, Avast the internet security company, acquired Piriform, the UK developer of the most widely used crapware cleaner, CCleaner. The acquisition brought the fear from the tech community that Avast would use CCleaner to collect data from its 130 million…