February 15, 2022
5 tips to keeping your email privateRead more
Email was one of the first modes of online communication, and arguably, the most successful. Even with the introduction of other messaging applications such as WhatsApp or Signal, the number of global email users has continued to steadily increase. In 2020, there were four billion users, and this is expected to grow to 4.6 billion by 2025.
December 21, 2021
The Rise in Cybersecurity JobsRead more
It seems as though new cyberattacks are reported every week. Since the pandemic began and companies were forced to move online, network security has been a paramount concern of both businesses and governments. It makes perfect sense, then, that hiring cybersecurity professionals has been a global focus and demand for cybersecurity professionals continues to rise.
March 24, 2021
An Introduction to Cryptography HistoryRead more
The history of cryptography can be traced down nearly 4,000 years ago with hieroglyphs in ancient Egypt. Although these inscriptions were not completely secret, they incorporated one of the essential elements of cryptography: a deliberate transformation of the writing. (Kahn, 1967) As the need for secrecy and privacy grew, cryptography became a political technology, where […]
March 9, 2021
Quick guide to phishingRead more
It all starts with an email from something that appears to be from a trustworthy source designed to lure a victim. The message could look like a request from the bank, your Internet provider, or even the company you work for or follow. They usually contain a link to click or an attachment to download.
March 1, 2021
Quick Guide to Social Media PrivacyRead more
When used correctly, social media can be used for good; it can help promote business, build and maintain connections to family, friends, coworkers, and potential business associates, and provide endless hours of entertainment. By nature, social media sites are used to share user-generated content; it is central to the function of these sites. While this sharing may not necessarily be a bad thing, it is important to be aware of the privacy concerns.
February 17, 2021
Seventeen Years of FacebookRead more
Seventeen years ago, roommates Mark Zuckerberg, Eduardo Saverin, Andrew McCollum, Dustin Moskovitz and Chris Hughes published thefacebook.co. Nobody could have foreseen the impact this would bring, having today over 2.5 billion monthly active users worldwide.
January 29, 2021
Read between the privacy policies linesRead more
January 25, 2021
Tips on creating a strong passwordRead more
Upper case, lower case, numbers, symbols, the tears of your enemies…a strong password creation sometimes requires thought and patience, and even though we have been using the internet for quite a while, most people still struggle with this task.
January 19, 2021
What is PGP Encryption? An inside look with Phil Zimmermann & Phil DunkelbergerRead more
PGP encryption is a critical security feature of StartMail’s email service – it scrambles the contents of your messages so that it can’t be read by anyone other than the sender and the intended recipient. And they really mean no one can read it, not even them! Though technologically complicated, they made it extremely user-friendly for StartMail users, ensuring that there are no obstacles to your email privacy.
December 31, 2020
New Year’s Online Safety CommandmentsRead more
If you are into privacy like we are, these online privacy commandments are for you! Plus they’re way easier and more fulfilling than diets and excercise!