July 26, 2018

6 Simple Tips to Secure Your Social Media Accounts (Which Are Free!)

Social media and social networks has taken the world by storm and it has changed the very ways of how we digest news, learn new information on the world around us, follow ‘influencers’ who dictate what is cool and what is not, and perform our online shopping or business marketing, . It seems […]
July 10, 2018

3 Reasons Why the “Nothing to Hide” Argument is Invalid for Privacy

Would you ever find yourself saying, “I do not need to care about locking my bathroom door because I have nothing to hide while I poop”? Probably not. And yet, similarly, there are netizens out there still believing that privacy online is not a great deal of importance since you have “nothing to […]
June 14, 2018

How Ads Keep Finding You Online Even In Incognito & Cross Platforms

We have all experienced online advertisements which seem to follow us around on the Internet, be it on Facebook, Instagram, Google or Twitter. It could be that one ad you clicked through once for a watch (or perhaps you did not even click through it but it appeared on your Sponsored posts), and […]
March 31, 2018

Facebook & Cambridge Analytica: How to Download All Your Data Facebook Has on You

In case you have been living under a rock, when the news broke out on 17th March 2018 that UK-based data firm Cambridge Analytica had been acquiring data on 50 million Facebook users to be analysed to target voters in US President Donald Trump’s 2016 election campaign, people have only now finally come […]
January 11, 2018

What is Big Data? – Why You Should Be Concerned What Data Brokers Collect on You

Have you ever experienced that moment when you have just been surfing for airline tickets to a particular country, or reading up on lists of attractions to visit there, when a creepy ad for hotels in the same country pops up in your ad banners? Congratulations! You have just got a taste of […]
November 13, 2017

Is Online Banking Safe? (And What You CAN Control About It)

The introduction of online banking has no doubt brought about the ease of financial transactions, transfers and balance checks to customers over the years. Instead of physically queueing long lines in banks, customers are increasingly choosing the convenience of online banking. With online banking becoming more popular, one question that tends to pop […]
October 4, 2017

How To Hack Gmail & Bitcoin Wallets With Just A Name & Phone Number

For years, researchers have warned of the design flaws in Signalling System No. 7, an internationally used telecom protocol to route texts and calls. SS7 is what lets you receive an SMS text, and remains widely used by banks and other services to send out OTP and two-factor authentication (2FA) codes to their […]
September 6, 2017

4 Things I Wish I Knew Before Posting My Airline Boarding Pass Online

Back in 2015, we wrote an article on the dangers of posting photos of your airline boarding pass online and just how much info the simple barcode and QR code carried. Since then, I have become somewhat of a security and privacy warrior (and perhaps source of annoyance) to my friends by constantly […]