Defending Digital: Internet Safety, Security & Digital Parenting

"Swiped: How to Protect Yourself in a World Full of Scammers, Phishers, and Identity Thieves" (Book Review)

An episode of 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).
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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:
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:
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:
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:
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: Sign up for IDrive:
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:
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:
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:
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:
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:
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:
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:
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:
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:
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:
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:
April 17, 2019
Lessons from BSides Greenville 2019 Security Conference
Lessons for average users from BSides Greenville 2019, an information security conference. Full post:
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:
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:
March 6, 2019
"Cyber Attack Survival Manual" (Book Review)
Personal cybersecurity and privacy advice from the book "Cyber Attack Survival Manual." Full post:
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:
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:
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:
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:
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:
December 12, 2018
Set a Private Encryption Key for Online Backups
Keep your online backups secure with a private encryption key.  Full post:
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:
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:
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:
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:
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:
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:
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:
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:
August 23, 2018
How to Answer Security Questions Securely
How should you answer security questions? Learn how to create secure answers.  Full post:
August 22, 2018
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