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August 29, 2016

A history of ethical hacking

The phrase “ethical hacking” was first used in 1995, but the concept has been around for a lot longer. Many would argue that ethical hacking is the goal of the majority of hackers, but the current media perception is that hackers are criminals. To understand the truth a little better we need to look at the history of ethical hacking.

August 25, 2016

Are You “Catching ‘Em All”?

Pokémon Go, a virtual reality mobile app, is catching on with “moveset” speed. Smartphone users are meeting up at PokéStops and “gyms” to battle it out and staying up until the wee hours to capture the rare ones. As with all mobile apps, there are risks to consider when using Pokémon Go. Here are some tips on how to minimize them.

August 18, 2016

#ChatSTC Twitter Chat: Understanding the Digital Disconnect – Parents, Teens and the Internet

Teens connect to the world around them much differently than their parents did – thanks in large part to the internet and our rapidly advancing technologies. There is a digital disconnect between parents and teens regarding their behaviors and experiences online and how they resolve online issues. @STOPTHNKCONNECT hosted a Twitter chat to explore this disconnect, discuss how parents can better understand their teens’ online worlds and share tips for talking to children about technology and helping them navigate their digital lives more safely, securely and ethically.

July 29, 2016

5 tips to say “I do” to online security

If you’re a bride or groom, you’ve probably got a lot on your mind — and on your to-do list — before saying “I do.” The Federal Trade Commission is here to help with some tips for managing all of your online planning activities and accounts more safely and securely before and during the big day.

July 14, 2016

#ChatSTC Twitter Chat: #Unplugging, Digital Distraction and Online Safety on Vacation

The summer travel season is upon us, and many of us take our connected devices – whether work or personal – with us on vacation. There are pros and cons to this constant connectivity, and some opt to use vacations as a time to unplug from their digital lives. This #ChatSTC chat discussed how our always-on world can impact our travel experience and share tips for having a safe, enjoyable and #CyberAware summer vacation.