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The star of lockdown: TikTok

The star of lockdown: TikTok

During this time of social isolation, our need to fill our days with activity has led to increased reliance on our electronic devices. People are longing to stay in contact with the outside world to maintain a sense of normality and belonging in this unexpected time of social isolation. Not surprisingly, with users aiming to “go viral”,  TikTok is the latest social media app soaring to the top of the charts. 

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Being Safe in the new Zoom Culture

Being Safe in the new Zoom Culture

With the declaration of social isolation during these times of uncertainty, our lives continue moving forward despite the fact that many of us are subjected to our homes.  Thanks to the evolution of technology, the digital age has better prepared us to carry on with work and school irregardless of what is happening on the outside.

As more schools and companies turn to social separation to prevent the spread of COVID-19, various systems are being used to maintain our “regular” lifestyles, from the  work environment, to school settings, and even social interaction with friends and family.  

Leading us in these systems today is Zoom.   

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Phishing for Information- Part 1

Phishing for Information- Part 1

In this two-part series we will be diving into the world of online phishing schemes that millions of people fall victim to every single day. We will be examining the two most common platforms scammers deliver on email and social media.

A play on the word fishing, phishing is an online scam where criminals bait you into providing sensitive information such as bank account data, social security number, credit card numbers, usernames, passwords and more. When the confidential material is acquired, hackers use various techniques and software to access the accounts and steal personal information through emails.

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The real challenge online is keeping people safe

The real challenge online is keeping people safe

The concept of “do not try this at home” has discovered a new meaning thanks to viral challenges that have taken the internet by storm.  A category of entertainment in which one action goes viral and millions of people recreate it with the sole purpose of obtaining views. 

Since the start of social media, numerous challenges have taken the web by storm, all resulting in unique sets of consequences.  Currently, the skull-breaker challenge and the penny challenge are circulating TikTok encouraging dangerous behaviors.

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