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Internet Safety and Security

What Is the GDPR and What Does It Mean for People Living In the US?

May 16, 2018 — HelpCloud Resolution General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is a document of protocols that’s about 50,000 words long. For most, reading this document is a non-reality, but that doesn’t mean it’s OK to be in the dark, either. Everyone who uses the internet should know that …

G Suite for Dummies: What You Should Be Using and How to Use It

April 5, 2018 — HelpCloud Resolution Sometimes, when you’re faced with two options, the better one seems obvious. You might not even realize how often you pick between two things because one choice is so superior that you don’t waste time thinking about the other. What about when the …

How to Stay Safe On Free Gaming Websites

December 26, 2017 — HelpCloud Resolution Everyone has their vices. The world can be a big and exhausting place sometimes, which makes temporary escapes all the more important. Some decide to bake cookies to escape, others exercise and many play video games. Seriously, for individuals of all …

Understanding Firewalls and How they Protect Your Computer and Data

November 10, 2017 — HelpCloud Resolution Before we delve into the world of firewalls, you need to understand what broadband is and how it works. You’ll also need to learn how a router connects with broadband technology. A router takes information, generally from a broadband signal, and delivers …

The Best Web Browser Extensions for Internet Security

November 4, 2017 — HelpCloud Resolution One can never be too safe on the web. From avoiding suspicious links to ensuring your computer is free of malware, keeping yourself safe online can feel like a full-time job. Fortunately, there are tools that can help you gear up and protect yourself from …

How to Protect Yourself From the KRACK Attack

October 30, 2017 — HelpCloud Resolution Last week, news about a Key Reinstallation Attack (KRACK) went public. There is a security flaw in Wi-Fi Protected Access II (WPA2), a protocol that secures all modern protected Wi-Fi networks. An adversary can break the encryption between a router and a …

What Is Clickbait and How to Navigate It Securely

October 21, 2017 — HelpCloud Resolution Have you ever read something online that starts with, “You’ll NEVER believe …”? If so, you’ve been subject to clickbait. Simply put, clickbait entices its viewers to click. It piques their interest with a catchy photo or caption that seems too good to …

How to Spot Online Scams and Frauds

October 13, 2017 — HelpCloud Resolution Are you familiar with an “open door” policy? This idea is standard practice at many businesses, but others denounce it entirely. Those that adhere to the policy believe it increases communication—which is a pillar of a successful organization. However, …

8 Things to Know About Internet Trolls

October 5, 2017 — HelpCloud Resolution If you use social media, you’ve probably heard, or will hear, about a group of users called “trolls.” These individuals thrive on attention and can incite hatred and provoke anger across various online platforms. They are at their happiest when they …

What is a VPN? Virtual Private Networks Explained

September 27, 2017 — HelpCloud Resolution A Virtual Private Network, or VPN, allows computers, or whole networks of computers, to securely and confidentially connect with each other over the Internet. When you send data from your computer to a web site, or an email address, or one of the many …