Anyone in Canada who goes on the Internet needs to be cautious about not over-sharing on questionable websites and social media pages alike, because there are always hackers and other criminals lurking in the corners. And this means that a lot of people in the nation need to learn best practices, because there are so many individuals online - more than 27.5 million who go online regularly, according to the Canadian Internet Registration Authority.
Did you know that when you are on the Internet, it’s always phishing season? You won’t be catching any perch, but you will definitely be having shiny toys dangled in front of you to try to bait and lure you in. Believe it or not, there are people on the Internet always at the ready to take advantage of you.
It’s February. Spring is around the corner, but winter still lets us know that we are The Great White North, reminding us of our favourite season here in Canada. That’s okay, because we have a fantastic holiday filled with warmth and love coming up! No, not that one... It’s Family Day! Family Day is a holiday meant to spend with family to create, share and foster memories with those that mean so much to us all.
All companies and government offices work diligently to provide and deploy the best and most up-to-date security on the market. Canada's Justice Department operates no differently and, following some internal testing, they are taking a long look at employee email habits.
These days, hackers and cyber criminals attacking innocent citizens isn't uncommon. There seem to constantly be new stories of individuals who were just trying to use the Internet falling victim to schemes to steal their identities without even realizing it.
Despite what so many kids around the world likely believe, when parents enforce rules, they almost always do so for their child's own good. For instance, kids usually aren't allowed to gorge on all of their candy on Halloween night. While there are probably some little ones out there who aren't particularly happy about this, moms and dads don't want them to experience teeth issues because of the large amounts of sugar, nor do they want the kids to get stomach aches.
The Internet has no age limits - it's just as good a tool for a middle-aged member of the workforce as it is for a little tyke who's not yet in school. There are very few things that online-capable devices can't do these days - they're used for watching TV, videochatting with friends, reading books, learning a new skill and so on.
No matter where you go in Canada, chances are good that almost everyone knows that the Internet has become an absolutely indispensable resource across the nation. While, sure, perhaps not everyone's lives revolve around going online, the reality is that the majority of Canadians use the Internet every day in order to make their lives easier.
Many individuals spend their days checking for notifications on some of the most popular social media platforms such as Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and Tumblr. Perhaps they're waiting on a Facebook wall post from a faraway family member they haven't spoken with in some time, or it could be that they've got their eye out for a potential response from a favourite celebrity on Twitter. Regardless, these mediums provide a great way to stay in touch with individuals who might not have regular contact and are a good source of breaking news.
These days, it seems like everyone's on the Internet, from consumers of all ages to celebrities. This is because the Internet has grown from a smattering of Web pages to an overarching platform on which people can accomplish things like shopping, connecting with family and friends and paying bills. There isn't a lot individuals can't do as long as they're armed with a solid Internet connection.