According to Rosa Maymi, an AARP programs manager, online cyber scams are rapidly growing in sophistication and number. As the number of people visiting online sites increases, so does the need for spreading awareness on how to protect online identity. Here are five tips strongly recommended by Google and AARP. First, exercise vigilance when making use of public wifi. Second, learn how to identify and avoid scammers especially those posing as employees of software providers or tech companies. Third, do not provide personal information through text message, email, or social media. Fourth, use different passwords for different accounts. Fifth, for Google Account users, use the Security Checkup regularly.
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Google announced on Monday that their newest development, My Account, will give users quick access to the tools and settings that will help protect data and safeguard privacy. My Account has two special features: Privacy Check and Security Checkup. Privacy Check helps you review data on Google and presents you with options on privacy. It can also be used to manage the visibility of your videos on YouTube and secure your saved playlist. On the other hand, Security Checkup deals with account recovery, verification codes, backup, and email. In addition, users can also enable or disable access to certain applications.
Google hires its new security chief to oversee the company’s security and privacy policies and procedures.Gerhard Eschelbeck is a native of Austria and has assumed numerous positions – all related to privacy and security of internet users.
Eschelbeck deems to strengthen and straighten the security path of the company to protect its users from cyber criminals. In his inaugural speech, Eschelbeck said that security is about looking forward to the future and planning ahead.
He now manages Google’s over 500 privacy and security and teams feels excited to apply his knowledge and expertise to make significant contributions to the company and its clients.
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Tech giant, Google, is dropping support for Chinese internet security certificates following a trust breach. It revealed that it would no longer recognize the security certificates issued by the China Internet Network Information Centre due to a major public confidence and trust breach. The CNNIC called the move “unacceptable.”
All you have to do is check Google’s online security settings on or before February 17 to get another 2GB storage in your Google Drive, if they review their online security settings before Feb. 17. If you missed the deadline, do not worry because it will be automatically granted to you on the 28th.
Google Drive launched this promoin celebration of the Safer Internet Day with the theme “Let’s create a better Internet together.” This is also Google’s token of appreciation to all its avid users who have been supporting the product since its inception. Hurry! Have your online storage checked up today.
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With the massive online hacking today, biometrics security gains strength in the market. Biometricsecurity, which majority include fingerprinting, iris scanning and facial or voice recognition was availed by most mobile techs such as Apple for their Touch ID iPhones and Samsung.
Google, Microsoft and Yahoo have been advising users to refrain from using simple passwords, as they are the key to online hacking problems – something that even huge firms are not excused from.
Biometric security takes charge, however, some experts fear that compromised devices such as credit cards with fingerprints on it can also lead to identity compromising – something that biometric providers need to improve.
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Google has been releasing a few tips to enhance online safety of their users and with its new set of tips; a user will be able to keep his accounts safe and help someone else by sharing the knowledge.
The new section offers simple safety information, which introduces new users to basic security features such as the importance of using PINs on different devices and all about the Android Device Manager. This is useful to develop security habits among Google users and the page can be sent to other people via a share button so that they can also be aware about it and with the other Google security tips that was previously released.
Google is into a wide campaign for online security – an advocacy it passes to the students of Whittier Middle School. Google is aware that middle school kids cover a huge population that uses social media platforms. In the company-sponsored event, Google presented simple but sure secured tips to the young users such as creating strong passwords, keeping them private and keeping devices clean and safe from bugs.
In the presentation, the company also cleared the accusations about the company invading personal privacy middle school students. It has been noted that Google has removed all its advertisements from its educational apps.