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It's January, and yes, the header image is holiday-themed! Why, you ask? To make a point! The Blonde Bad Wolf online security theme for January is:
Cyber criminals are ALWAYS watching
So - don't get comfortable because the calendar ticked over and life is (somewhat) back to normal. Criminals are crafty... they know when we let our guard down.
Online Security: let's take a look at DuckDuckGo
DuckDuckGo is one of the options out there to help us stay safe. Check out their web browser, email protection, email addresses and more. Also - check the "In the News" section (below) for a link to BitWarden password manager, compatible with DuckDuckGo. As always: do your research, ask people you trust, and thoroughly look into options like DuckDuckGo - most importantly how they make money if the browser is free. DuckDuckGo is very open about this - check it out here!
DuckDuckGo Email Addresses & Email Protection Beta: Companies embed trackers in email messages in very sneaky ways. Trackers in your email's images and links can tell a company (1) if you have opened a message (2) where you were when you opened it (3) the device you were using when you opened it, and SO MUCH MORE. DuckDuckGo's "closed Email Protection beta" found that approximately 85% of participants’ emails included hidden email trackers! This information can be used to build a profile about you AND your online habits. To really understand the impact of these sneaky data collection methods, check out the link below. ⬇️
⭐️ In the News ⭐️
Cyber criminals are always watching!
Password Managers: this time it's LastPass ⬇️
Bitwarden: a LastPass alternative that works with DuckDuckGo ⬇️
Meta's VR headset tracks your eyeballs for targeted ads - see article below ⬇️
Google pays nearly $392 million to settle sweeping location-tracking case -- "Location data, often obtained by law enforcement in criminal investigations to identify suspects, is an important part of Google's advertising business. State investigators called it 'the most sensitive and valuable personal information Google collects,' noting that it helps target people with ads based on their vicinity." - Quoted from story below ⬇️