#Whatsapp Safety Tips: Do Not Download Unverified Attachments!

#Whatsapp Safety Tips: Do Not Download Unverified Attachments!

Online Safety
It’s a basic etiquette we all email users learned, downloading an unverified attachment is a bad idea. Usually it’s some sort of a scam. Let’s talk about the latest one doing rounds in India on Whatsapp. If you receive a random forwarded message with an attachment "NDA-ranked-8th-toughest-College-in-the-world-to-get-into.xls" Or "NIA-selection-order-.xls" I can assure you it’s a virus! It provides your personal details to the sender. Hence highly recommend not downloading it. For anyone who has downloaded it, please run a virus scan on your phone right away to ensure it is removed. Here are some of the top android virus scans apps. Easily downloadable from Google Play Store. Another good setting for check it the auto download setting on Whatsapp, Go to Settings and then Data Usage Then one by one…
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Social Surfing Campaign Rules

Social Surfing Campaign Rules

Social Surfing
Duration: 31 Days (1st Jan - 1st Feb) Prizes: One prize 10 K Entries: #PasswordKyaHai Rules: Eligibility: The Campaign is open to all those who believe in the power of social media and have a knack for networking (read organic network). Agreement to Rules: By participating, the contestants agree to be bound by these rules, and take full authenticity of the eligibility requirements. In addition, they solely agree to accept the decisions made by the #SocialSurfing team as final and binding, pertaining to the content of the Campaign. Campaign Period: Entries will be accepted online from 1st Jan to 1st Feb (Noon) IST. How to Enter: The Campaign entry can be submitted via a desired hash tag. The entry must fulfill all Campaign requirements, as specified, to be eligible to…
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To Fix Fake News on Social Media, High Time We Understand Yellow Journalism

To Fix Fake News on Social Media, High Time We Understand Yellow Journalism

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Yellow journalism did not come out of thin air. It was practiced from a long time and has been very abstractly understood. Yellow journalism or the yellow press is a type of journalism that presents no legal well-researched news and uses eye-catchy headlines to sell more newspapers. Techniques vary from exaggerations of news events and sensationalism. Yellow press newspapers mean having daily multi-column front page headlines covering a variety of topics using bold layouts, heavy reliance on unnamed sources and shameless self-promotion. Yellow journalism is actually a way of getting more viewers with minimum efforts. In the ideal media scenario, the news must be something happening from around the world about which the public should know. Not only the news but also all aspects of it that affect the masses.…
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How Not To Be Hacked!

How Not To Be Hacked!

Online Safety
Probably the most important skill of our Digital times. Though to be safe, we need to know the dangers. Here is one of the simplest ways to Hack someone via Phishing a noun meaning: the fraudulent practice of sending emails purporting to be from reputable companies in order to induce individuals to reveal personal information, such as passwords and credit card numbers, online. How does it work, you get an email from Gmail, looking like this, claiming someone has tried to login from a funny country who’s capital you are unsure of and urges you to change the password. You being a swift netizen follow the link and do as required, only not realizing that this was a mail sent by a hacker, Because the real mail from Gmail looks…
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Parenting In The Cyber Age. Needs Just 15 Minutes Of Your Time.

Parenting In The Cyber Age. Needs Just 15 Minutes Of Your Time.

Online Safety
Pretty much when you have figured out how to manage diapers you need to get started on How to explain the Internet. Yup gone are the days when Parents were the encyclopedia. Now we have Google, Facebook, Twitter, and whether you like it or not, your kids will access it. And they should, considering the internet has become an integral part of today’s society. Social media platforms are the new hangouts for kids, that where they meet and greet their friends, plus its also an ocean of information. For parents the online spaces have to be pretty much like offline spaces, where one allows kids to venture out, make discoveries, yet informs and enables them to stay safe. Though to be able to this, Parents need to build their own…
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