Category: News

6 Ways to Make Sure You’re Donating to a Legitimate Charity Online and Not Being Scammed

Donating to charities continues to grow each year, and the majority is from individuals just like you. In Canada, donating to charities continues to rise every year, with the baby boomer generation being responsible for more than 40% of total donations since 2000. But as with everything nowadays, you need to beware of scammers who try to take advantage of your good intentions and pocket your donations instead of actually distributing them to a greater cause.

In this article, we’ll take a look at past donation scams, 6 ways to make sure you’re donating to a legitimate charity, and what to do if you think you’ve been scammed.

“Macs Can’t Get Viruses” – Fact or Fiction?

You have may heard that Mac computers don’t get viruses, but is that fact or fiction? While at one point it was true that Mac computers were less prone to viruses, sadly this is no longer the case.

With the very recent discovery of Silver Sparrow, a new type of malware that’s affected over 30,000 Mac users, it couldn’t be a better time to read up on how you can protect your Mac!

You Graduated to Internet Safety 202

This is part II in a series of blog posts we have written about Internet Safety. Let us know in the comments if you like these articles. Plus if you haven’t read the other articles, you can check them out below.

Part I: Internet Safety 101

Part III: Internet Safety 303: More Internet Safety Tips

In our previous internet safety article we gave you some tips to polish up your Internet safety skills. We also asked what you do to stay safe online and received a host of helpful comments. We’ve summarized your best tips below in what we’re calling “Internet Safety 202.”

It’s Data Privacy Day – Celebrate With Us!

In 2020 we saw data breaches compromise the information of millions of people. We were writing about them, what seemed like, every other week. So in 2021, what can we do about it? Unfortunately, data breaches are inevitable and there’s nothing you as an individual can do to prevent them. But, there are ways to minimize the damage.

US Cyberattack – What’s Been Happening and What You Need to Know

Recently, multiple US government agencies and thousands of individual federal and private companies have been hit by a large-scale cyberattack, resulting in one of the most serious data breaches in recent history. While sources allege that Russian state hackers were behind the attack, government officials are still wrapping their heads around the scope of the data breach as details continue to come forth daily.

Anna Kendrick is Considered 2020’s Most “Dangerous” Celebrity – Here’s Why

While at first glance Anna Kendrick may not seem all too dangerous, McAfee’s “most dangerous celebrities” list begs to differ, placing the star at the top of their ranking. Although Kendrick, known for her roles in movies such as Pitch Perfect and 2020’s Trolls World Tour, definitely doesn’t fit the bill for a stereotypical dangerous celebrity, according to McAfee it’s her presence on the internet that really seals the deal.

TikTok Introduces New In-App 2020 US Elections Guide

As the 2020 US elections get closer and closer, many social media platforms are gearing up to stop the spread of misinformation that tends to pop up around this time.

With Facebook restricting political ads and removing posts with false information, it makes sense that the popular video app, TikTok, has since come up with an in-app guide to the 2020 U.S. election in order to provide its users access to credible information.

Are You Doing the Most for Your Computer’s Security?

Computer security may not seem like a big deal for some, but with many aspects of life being centred around online work, having some semblance of computer security is crucial for maintaining your safety.

Are you doing the most for your computer’s security? Scroll down to try our quiz to see how much of a security whiz you may be.

This Netflix Scam Might Be More Convincing Than You Think

If you spend a lot of time on the internet, you’ve probably seen these Netflix phishing scams.

While Netflix scams have been circulating the internet for quite some time now, this scam is deceptive enough to not only bypass spam filters but even trick some more tech-savvy individuals into parting with their credit card details.