While much of the dangers to your personal information comes through modes of modern tech, the classic phone scams are still popular amongst identity thieves and scammers. Be wary about giving out your personal information over the phone. Many businesses do legitimately use conventional phone calls to contact customers, but so do scammers. That said, […]
QR codes are useful for finding more information on something, plus many stores use them for checkout. When you scan them yourself, be wary of any code that doesn’t provide any context on what it will link to. Many will send you to a web page when scanned by your device’s camera, so there’s some potential […]
So much information about our lives is stored in our devices that it can be easy to lose track of it all sometimes. This is especially true if you begin doubling up on apps that essentially do the same thing. If, for example, your phone already has a calendar app installed but you prefer Google […]
When you buy a new phone, your immediate inclination is to get everything downloaded, installed and signed in as soon as possible. Hold on a moment, though. That phone could have been sitting in its box for several months, during which time the operating system hasn’t been receiving the latest updates. Before doing anything else, […]
Push notifications show up on your phone whenever you receive a message, email or alert from a service or app you have installed. While the majority of them are innocuous, these could potentially give anyone sneaking a peek at your phone insight into your private life or personal information. In your phone settings, you can […]
Lots of smartphones now include NFC chips that allow them to be tapped at point-of-sale terminals. Payment options like Apple Pay are both convenient and highly secure, since they don’t transmit your actual card number to a merchant, only a unique identifier associated with your device.
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