Defending Digital: Internet Safety, Security & Digital Parenting

Defending Digital: Internet Safety, Security & Digital Parenting

By Defending Digital
Internet safety, security, and digital parenting tips. You'll learn about protecting kids online (cybersafety), and general digital security and privacy (for adults as well as kids). DefendingDigital.com
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Why Are You Getting So Much Spam? And How to Stop it
Wonder why you're getting so much spam? Learn how to prevent spam, and how to report it. Full post: https://defendingdigital.com/why-getting-so-much-spam/
09:42
June 17, 2020
Best GPS Watches for Kids: Know Where Your Child Is?
Details on the best GPS tracking watches for kids, plus explanations of GPS tracking watch features. Also, GPS tracking watches to avoid. Full post: https://defendingdigital.com/best-gps-watches-kids/ Buy TickTalk 3 on Amazon: https://amzn.to/3bhig0w (affiliate link)
17:24
June 10, 2020
Need Social Media Safety Tutorials? Smart Social Review
Review of Smart Social's membership site, with detailed Internet safety tutorials for parents of tweens and teens. Full post: https://defendingdigital.com/smart-social-review/ Sign up for Smart Social: https://defendingdigital.com/go/smart-social/ (affiliate link)
08:32
June 3, 2020
How to Increase Android Security & Privacy
Step-by-step guide to Android security and privacy settings. Android Security & Privacy Guide: https://defendingdigital.com/android-security-privacy-guide/
14:20
May 27, 2020
How to Increase Windows 10 Security & Privacy
Step-by-step guide to Microsoft Windows 10 security and privacy settings. Windows Security & Privacy Guide: https://defendingdigital.com/windows-security-privacy-guide/
19:20
May 20, 2020
Best Browser VPN: Is Your Web Traffic Protected?
Learn how to protect your web browsing traffic from eavesdropping, with a browser proxy extension (aka browser VPN). Full post: https://defendingdigital.com/best-browser-vpn/ Sign up for Private Internet Access (PIA): https://defendingdigital.com/go/pia/ (affiliate link)
07:44
May 13, 2020
Best Portable Antivirus Scanners for Windows
Need to remove malware from your Windows PC? Check out this list of the best portable antivirus (anti-malware) tools to scan and disinfect your PC. Full post: https://defendingdigital.com/best-portable-antivirus/
07:00
May 6, 2020
How Often Should You Change Your Password?
How often should you change your password? Learn the situations when you should change your password, and when you don't need to. Full post: https://defendingdigital.com/how-often-change-password/ Sign up for LastPass: https://defendingdigital.com/go/lastpass/ (affiliate link)
10:20
April 29, 2020
"Raising Humans in a Digital World" (Book Review)
Help your kids use tech safely and responsibly, with tips from "Raising Humans in a Digital World." Covers digital reputation, screen time, privacy, sending nudes, & cyberbullying. Full post: https://defendingdigital.com/raising-humans-digital-world-book-review/ Buy "Raising Humans in a Digital World" on Amazon: https://amzn.to/2IdfXj3 (affiliate link).
13:37
April 22, 2020
Best Ransomware Protection: Have You Taken These Steps?
Learn the best ransomware protection methods, including backup options and anti-ransomware.  Learn to prevent and remove ransomware. Full post: https://defendingdigital.com/best-ransomware-protection/ Sign up for IDrive backup: https://defendingdigital.com/go/idrive/ (affililate link)
13:08
April 15, 2020
Looking for Internet Safety Tutorials? Simple Cyber Life Review
Review of Simple Cyber Life, a membership site with high-quality, practical Internet safety tutorials for parents to protect their families online. Full post: https://defendingdigital.com/simple-cyber-life-review/ Sign up for Simple Cyber Life: https://defendingdigital.com/go/simple-cyber-life/ (affiliate link), code 4BMFACHA.
09:17
April 8, 2020
Internet Safety Tips for Parents, from an Internet Crimes Agent
Internet safety tips for parents, from a former Internet crimes agent. Learn about Internet predators, oversharing, nudes, cyberbullying, parental controls. Full post: https://defendingdigital.com/internet-safety-tips-internet-crimes-agent/
12:30
April 1, 2020
"Cybersecurity for Dummies" (Book Review)
Get Internet security tips for your computer, devices, and network, from the book "Cybersecurity for Dummies." Full post: https://defendingdigital.com/cybersecurity-dummies-book-review/ Buy "Cybersecurity for Dummies" on Amazon: https://amzn.to/3aaFPYL (affiliate link).
09:57
March 25, 2020
"The Internet: Are Children in Charge?" (Book Review)
Learn how to protect your kids from Internet predators with advice from the book "The Internet: Are Children in Charge?" Full post: https://defendingdigital.com/internet-children-charge-book-review/ Buy "The Internet: Are Children in Charge?" on Amazon: https://amzn.to/32yhoBW (affiliate link)
15:07
March 18, 2020
Internet Safety Advice for Parents, from a Police Officer
Internet safety advice for parents, from a police officer. Learn about social media, Internet predators, nudes, cyberbullying, apps, parental controls. Full post: https://defendingdigital.com/internet-safety-advice-from-police/
11:17
March 11, 2020
Home Network Security & Privacy (Dr. Curtis Levinson Interview)
Learn how to secure your home network, router, and smart devices, and protect your privacy, in this interview with Dr. Curtis Levinson. Full post: https://defendingdigital.com/home-network-security-privacy-levinson/
46:18
March 4, 2020
How Private is Your Cloud Storage? Sync.com Review
Looking for a private cloud storage alternative to Dropbox, Google Drive, etc.? Check out this review of Sync.com, secure, private online storage. Full post: https://defendingdigital.com/sync-review-private-cloud-storage/ Sign up for Sync.com (affiliate link): https://defendingdigital.com/go/sync/
12:48
February 26, 2020
Protect Kids from Internet Predators (Interview with Charlene Doak-Gebauer)
Learn how parents can protect children from Internet predators and other digital dangers, in this interview with Charlene Doak-Gebauer. Full post: https://defendingdigital.com/protect-kids-internet-predators-doak-gebauer/ Buy "The Internet: Are Children in Charge?" on Amazon: https://amzn.to/32yhoBW (affiliate link)
1:02:15
February 19, 2020
Do You Monitor Your Kids Online? SpyAgent Review
Review of SpyAgent, monitoring and parental control software for Windows. Full post: https://defendingdigital.com/spyagent-review/ Buy SpyAgent (affiliate link): https://defendingdigital.com/go/spyagent/
13:45
February 12, 2020
Best Anti-Tracking Software
The best anti-tracking software to stop web trackers, and limit the data trackers collect. Learn how to configure your browser to stop tracking. Full post: https://defendingdigital.com/best-anti-tracking-software/
17:08
February 5, 2020
Do You Control What Your Kids Do Online? Mobicip Review
Review of Mobicip, parental control & Internet filtering software for Android, iPhone, iPad, Amazon Fire, Windows, Mac, Chromebook. Full post: https://defendingdigital.com/mobicip-review/ Buy Mobicip (affiliate link): https://defendingdigital.com/go/mobicip/
13:02
January 29, 2020
The Best Internet Safety Podcasts for Parents
These are the best Internet safety podcasts for parents. They share digital parenting information and advice on cyberbullying, digital reputation, screen time, parental controls, social media, etc. Full post: https://defendingdigital.com/best-internet-safety-podcasts-parents/
05:07
January 22, 2020
Do You Monitor What Your Kids Do Online? KidLogger Review
Review of KidLogger, parental monitoring software for Windows, Mac, and Android. Full post: https://defendingdigital.com/kidlogger-review/ Buy KidLogger (affiliate link): https://defendingdigital.com/go/kidlogger/
13:19
January 15, 2020
Does a VPN Protect from Malware?
Does a VPN block viruses or other malware? Learn which threats a VPN protects against, and which it doesn't. Full post: https://defendingdigital.com/does-vpn-protect-malware/
05:19
January 8, 2020
Are Your Kids Protected Online? Kaspersky Safe Kids Review
Review of Kaspersky Safe Kids, parental control and Internet filtering software for Windows, Mac, Android, iPhone, iPad. Full post: https://defendingdigital.com/kaspersky-safe-kids-review/ Buy Kaspersky Safe Kids (affiliate link): https://defendingdigital.com/go/kaspersky-safe-kids/
19:47
January 1, 2020
Amazon Fire Kids Edition & FreeTime Parental Controls
Walkthrough of Amazon Fire Kids Edition tablet parental controls, including Amazon FreeTime. Full post: https://defendingdigital.com/amazon-fire-kids-edition-parental-controls-guide/ Buy Amazon Fire Kids Edition tablet on Amazon: https://amzn.to/2T5zMPk
12:07
December 25, 2019
How to Avoid Identity Theft: Interview with Luke Wilson, 4iQ
Learn how to avoid identity theft and stay safe online in this interview with Luke Wilson of 4iQ. Full post: https://defendingdigital.com/avoid-identity-theft-luke-wilson-4iq/
34:14
December 11, 2019
"Cyberbullying and the Wild, Wild Web" (Book Review)
Learn how to protect your kids from cyberbullying, with advice from the book "Cyberbullying and the Wild, Wild Web: What You Need to Know." Full post: https://defendingdigital.com/cyberbullying-wild-wild-web-review/ Buy "Cyberbullying and the Wild, Wild Web" on Amazon (affiliate link): https://amzn.to/39bSvi2
14:23
December 4, 2019
How Norton Family Premier Can Keep Your Kids Safe Online
Review of Norton Family Premier, parental control and Internet filtering software for Windows, Android, and iOS. Full post: https://defendingdigital.com/norton-family-premier-review/ Buy Norton Family Premier (affiliate link): https://defendingdigital.com/go/norton-family/
17:44
November 20, 2019
What's the Best Mac Antivirus, Based on Malware Tests?
Do you need antivirus (anti-malware) for your Mac? If so, how do you choose the best Mac antivirus? Let's look at independent lab test results. Full post: https://defendingdigital.com/whats-the-best-mac-antivirus-based-on-malware-tests/
14:39
November 6, 2019
Internet Security Interview: Carey Parker of "Firewalls Don’t Stop Dragons"
An interview about Internet security with Carey Parker, author of "Firewalls Don’t Stop Dragons: A Step-By-Step Guide to Computer Security for Non-Techies." Full post: https://defendingdigital.com/carey-parker-firewalls-dont-stop-dragons/ Buy "Firewalls Don’t Stop Dragons" on Amazon (affiliate link): https://amzn.to/399Xf7I
53:52
October 23, 2019
How Strong Is Your Password? Learn Password Security
How do you make a strong password? Learn how to create secure passwords, with and without a password manager. Teach your kids these password tips, too. Full post: https://defendingdigital.com/how-strong-is-your-password-learn-password-security/ Sign up for LastPass: https://defendingdigital.com/go/lastpass/ (affiliate link)
17:11
October 9, 2019
"Firewalls Don't Stop Dragons: A Step-By-Step Guide to Computer Security for Non-Techies" (Book Review)
Get advice on security and privacy topics related to computers, phones, networks, Internet usage, communication, and parental controls from the book "Firewalls Don't Stop Dragons." Full post: https://defendingdigital.com/firewalls-dont-stop-dragons-book-review/ Buy "Firewalls Don’t Stop Dragons" on Amazon (affiliate link): https://amzn.to/399Xf7I
15:40
September 25, 2019
How To Avoid Online Card-Skimming (Interview with Yonathan Klijnsma, RiskIQ)
Hear how consumers can avoid online payment card-skimming (Magecart), in this interview with Yonathan Klijnsma of RiskIQ. Full post: https://defendingdigital.com/how-to-avoid-online-card-skimming-interview-with-yonathan-klijnsma-riskiq/
56:24
September 11, 2019
"The Basics of Cyber Safety: Computer and Mobile Device Safety Made Easy" (Book Review)
Get Internet, computer, and mobile device safety tips from the book "The Basics of Cyber Safety." Full post: https://defendingdigital.com/basics-of-cyber-safety-book-review/ Buy "The Basics of Cyber Safety" on Amazon: https://amzn.to/2T8Ylv1 (affiliate link)
09:19
August 28, 2019
Back Up All Your Family PCs with IDrive
Discover the benefits of online backup, and how to safely back up all your family's PCs and devices with IDrive. Full post: https://defendingdigital.com/idrive-review-best-cloud-backup-for-your-family/ Sign up for IDrive: https://defendingdigital.com/go/idrive/ (affiliate link)
09:54
August 14, 2019
"Protecting Your Children Online" (Book Review)
Advice for keeping your kids safe from Internet crimes and threats, from the book "Protecting Your Children Online." Full post: https://defendingdigital.com/protecting-your-children-online-book-summary/ Buy "Protecting Your Children Online" on Amazon: https://amzn.to/2TaOsNo (affiliate link)
13:13
July 31, 2019
How to Choose Parental Control and Internet Filtering Software
Looking for parental controls and Internet filtering software? Here are 16 questions to ask to find the features you need. Full post: https://defendingdigital.com/how-to-choose-parental-control-and-internet-filtering-software/
12:25
July 17, 2019
"The Smart Girl's Guide to Privacy" (Book Review)
Online privacy advice aimed at females, but also relevant to males, from the book "The Smart Girl's Guide to Privacy: Practical Tips for Staying Safe Online." Full post: https://defendingdigital.com/the-smart-girls-guide-to-privacy-book-summary/ Buy "The Smart Girl's Guide to Privacy" on Amazon: https://amzn.to/3872Fir (affiliate link)
10:23
July 3, 2019
Digital Privacy and Identity Management (Interview with Katherine Noall of Sphere Identity)
Hear how consumers can protect their digital privacy and identity documents, and pressure companies to protect consumer privacy, in this interview with Katherine Noall of Sphere Identity. Full post: https://defendingdigital.com/digital-privacy-and-identity-management-interview-with-katherine-noall-of-sphere-identity/
24:11
June 19, 2019
Avoiding Online Property Scams (Interview with Fireball Approves)
Learn how to identify and avoid online property scams, and how to help kids and the elderly do the same, in this interview with Fireball Approves. Full post: https://defendingdigital.com/avoiding-online-property-scams-interview-with-fireball-approves/
26:05
June 5, 2019
When Do You Need a VPN (Virtual Private Network)?
Learn what a VPN (Virtual Private Network) is, when you should use one to protect your security and privacy, and how to choose one. Full post: https://defendingdigital.com/when-do-you-need-a-vpn-virtual-private-network/
10:35
May 22, 2019
"The Power of Privacy" (Documentary Summary)
Learn about modern threats to privacy from "The Power of Privacy," a documentary by The Guardian. Full post: https://defendingdigital.com/the-power-of-privacy-documentary-summary/
05:10
May 15, 2019
Email and Text Messages Aren't Secure; Use Secure Messaging Instead
Did you know email and text messages are insecure? Learn why, and how to use secure messaging instead. Full post: https://defendingdigital.com/email-and-text-messages-arent-secure-use-secure-messaging-instead/
13:57
May 8, 2019
"Security in the Digital World" (Book Review)
Digital security advice for consumers and home offices, from the book "Security in the Digital World." Full post: https://defendingdigital.com/security-in-the-digital-world-book-summary/ Buy "Security in the Digital World" on Amazon: https://amzn.to/388pyCb (affiliate link)
11:47
May 1, 2019
Use BCC (Blind Carbon Copy) to Protect Privacy in Email
Learn why and how to use BCC (Blind Carbon Copy) to protect privacy in email. Full post: https://defendingdigital.com/use-bcc-blind-carbon-copy-to-protect-privacy-in-email/
04:44
April 24, 2019
Lessons from 6 TED Talks on Privacy & Cybersecurity
Learn from the lessons of 6 TED Talks about digital privacy and personal cybersecurity. Full post: https://defendingdigital.com/lessons-from-6-ted-talks-on-privacy-cybersecurity/
07:23
April 17, 2019
Lessons from BSides Greenville 2019 Security Conference
Lessons for average users from BSides Greenville 2019, an information security conference. Full post: https://defendingdigital.com/lessons-from-bsides-greenville-2019-security-conference/
09:16
April 3, 2019
15 Security & Privacy Tips for Social Media Safety
Be safer on social media by following these 15 security and privacy tips. Full post: https://defendingdigital.com/15-security-privacy-tips-for-social-media-safety/
12:47
March 20, 2019
How Secure are Digital Wallets and Mobile Payments (Apple Pay, Google Pay, Samsung Pay, PayPal, etc.)?
How safe are Apple Pay, Google Pay, PayPal, and other digital wallets and mobile payments? Learn how their security compares to credit cards and other traditional payment methods. Full post: https://defendingdigital.com/how-secure-are-digital-wallets-and-mobile-payments/
09:29
March 6, 2019
"Cyber Attack Survival Manual" (Book Review)
Personal cybersecurity and privacy advice from the book "Cyber Attack Survival Manual." Full post: https://defendingdigital.com/cyber-attack-survival-manual-book-summary/ Buy "Cyber Attack Survival Manual" on Amazon: https://amzn.to/2vfXT51 (affiliate link)
11:01
February 20, 2019
6 Password Problems LastPass Solves
Discover 6 password problems, and how the LastPass password manager solves them. LastPass securely creates and stores passwords. Full post: https://defendingdigital.com/6-password-problems-lastpass-solves/ Sign up for LastPass: https://defendingdigital.com/go/lastpass/ (affiliate link)
09:35
February 6, 2019
"Cyber Smart" Interview with Bart McDonough
Interview with Bart McDonough, author of "Cyber Smart: Five Habits to Protect Your Family, Money, and Identity from Cyber Criminals." Full post: https://defendingdigital.com/cyber-smart-interview-with-bart-mcdonough/ Buy "Cyber Smart" on Amazon: https://amzn.to/2Tm2eeV (affiliate link)
35:23
January 23, 2019
"Cyber Smart: Five Habits to Protect Your Family, Money, and Identity" (Book Review)
Step-by-step personal cybersecurity guidance from the book "Cyber Smart: Five Habits to Protect Your Family, Money, and Identity from Cyber Criminals" by Bart R. McDonough.  Full post: https://defendingdigital.com/cyber-smart-book-summary/ Buy "Cyber Smart" on Amazon: https://amzn.to/2Tm2eeV (affiliate link)
22:01
January 9, 2019
"Future Crimes" by Marc Goodman (Book Review)
Learn to increase your digital security and privacy with advice from the book "Future Crimes" by Marc Goodman.  Full post: https://defendingdigital.com/future-crimes-by-marc-goodman-book-summary/ Buy "Future Crimes" on Amazon: https://amzn.to/2TmpdXi (affiliate link)
21:52
December 26, 2018
Don't Post About Travel Before or While You're Away
Posting about your travels on social media invites burglary, scams, and identity theft. Learn how to protect yourself.  Full post: https://defendingdigital.com/dont-post-about-travel-before-or-while-youre-away/
05:57
December 12, 2018
Set a Private Encryption Key for Online Backups
Keep your online backups secure with a private encryption key.  Full post: https://defendingdigital.com/set-a-private-encryption-key-for-online-backups/ Sign up for IDrive: https://defendingdigital.com/go/idrive/ (affiliate link)
06:53
November 28, 2018
What to Do If Your Email Is Hacked
Learn what do do if your email account is hacked, and how to reduce the risk of an email hack.  Full post: https://defendingdigital.com/what-to-do-if-your-email-is-hacked/
06:41
November 14, 2018
"The Art of Invisibility" by Kevin D. Mitnick (Book Review)
Protect your privacy online with a privacy mindset and tips from the book "The Art of Invisibility" by Kevin D. Mitnick.  Full post: http://defendingdigital.com/the-art-of-invisibility-by-kevin-d-mitnick-book-summary/ Buy "The Art of Invisibility" on Amazon: https://amzn.to/388p5zV (affiliate link)
23:33
October 31, 2018
Use OpenDNS for Free Home Internet Security & Filtering
Learn how to use OpenDNS for free home Internet security and web content filtering. Full post: https://defendingdigital.com/how-to-use-opendns-for-free-home-internet-security-filtering/
10:18
October 17, 2018
"Swiped: How to Protect Yourself in a World Full of Scammers, Phishers, and Identity Thieves" (Book Review)
Tips on minimizing your risk of identity theft from the book "Swiped: How to Protect Yourself in a World Full of Scammers, Phishers, and Identity Thieves" by Adam Levin. Full post: https://defendingdigital.com/swiped-how-to-protect-yourself-in-a-world-full-of-scammers-phishers-and-identity-thieves-book-summary/ Buy "Swiped" on Amazon: https://amzn.to/2zupIF9 (affiliate link)
13:40
October 3, 2018
"Online Danger" by Eric Cole (Book Review)
A summary of practical personal cybersecurity advice from the book "Online Danger" by Dr. Eric Cole.  Full post: https://defendingdigital.com/online-danger-by-eric-cole-book-summary/ Buy "Online Danger" on Amazon: https://amzn.to/2MKDlZx (affiliate link)
11:08
September 19, 2018
How and Why to Use Two-Factor Authentication
Learn how, and why, to use two-factor authentication to increase the security of your accounts.  Full post: https://defendingdigital.com/how-why-to-use-two-factor-authentication/
06:40
September 5, 2018
Which Passwords to Change After Credit Card Fraud
Which passwords should you change after credit card fraud? Get the answers.  Full post: https://defendingdigital.com/which-passwords-to-change-after-credit-card-fraud/
05:24
August 23, 2018
Don’t Share Your Birth Date Online
Sharing your birth date online is risky. Learn why, and how to protect yourself.  Full post: https://defendingdigital.com/dont-share-your-birth-date-online/
03:56
August 23, 2018
How to Answer Security Questions Securely
How should you answer security questions? Learn how to create secure answers.  Full post: https://defendingdigital.com/how-to-answer-security-questions-securely/
06:36
August 22, 2018