Digital Security

From cybersecurity FAQs to beginners’ tips and extensive online privacy guides, whatever queries you may have about internet security, PrivacySavvy has the answers.

15 best secure and encrypted messaging apps to use in 2021

Internet-based instant messaging apps have made communication around the world easy. However, these new methods of communicating and connecting raise security and privacy concerns. Your conversations could potentially be accessed by the company behind the app, hackers, or even government agencies. One of the easiest ways to protect your messages… 10
Last Updated: January 16, 2021 by Ruheni Mathenge

Top 15 privacy and security stories of 2020 (and what can we learn from these)

The cybersecurity experts had a pretty busy time since the beginning of the year 2020. While data breaches were already on the rise, we witnessed a particular increase in ransomware attacks this year. This is all in addition to businesses and consumers’ ignorant behavior towards securing their systems, fixing bugs,… 10
Last Updated: December 23, 2020 by Abeerah Hashim

6 times when hackers forced companies to go bankrupt and shut down

When you hear of hacking and cyber attacks, most of you would perceive these terms as something from sci-fi movies. Nonetheless, it’s high time to realize that hacking isn’t a fictional thing. Nor is it rare. From cracking your personal account passwords to taking over your firm’s IT structure, everything… 10
Last Updated: December 20, 2020 by Abeerah Hashim

How to prevent hacking (an ultimate guide with a list of 35 effective ways)

Privacy and security should be a priority, especially in our digitally inclined world. Many people think that having strong passwords or using an antivirus is enough to prevent hacking. However, there’s a lot more that you need to do and practice to protect your accounts and devices from hackers today. 10
Last Updated: December 24, 2020 by Samuel Walker

How to jailbreak a Firestick and stream safely (Dec 2020 updated guide)

Amazon Firestick is a blessing for everyone who loves streaming. This little streaming device can transform your TV into a Smart TV, allowing you to watch your favorite movies and shows in high quality. However, to enjoy the ultimate streaming experience of your desired content, you need to jailbreak Firestick. 10
Last Updated: December 18, 2020 by Abeerah Hashim

28 travel safety tips (both online and offline security)

Traveling can be thrilling since it has to do with exploring and change of environment. It could either be for work purposes or an exciting getaway vacation where you can have time to bask in the sun while enjoying the beauty of a new destination. Even if your trip is… 10
Last Updated: December 24, 2020 by Douglas Mabiria

Is it safe to use hotel WiFi? No. Here’s how you can protect yourself when on it

A free WiFi connection is considered a luxury when you travel abroad and don’t want to subscribe to international roaming and mobile data. Yes, without WiFi, you might feel detached and unattended. But are you sure the wireless hotspot provided in your hotel room is safe and reliable to use?… 10
Last Updated: December 16, 2020 by Samuel Walker

What is an SSL certificate and reasons why you must care about it

While surfing the internet as a new website owner or user, we are sure you have probably noticed how various sites have initial address variations, i.e., HTTPS://, while some have HTTP://. Have you ever wondered the difference the ‘s’ in HTTPS:// makes and why some sites have it, and others… 10
Last Updated: December 16, 2020 by Douglas Mabiria

13 social media security best practices for optimum privacy (2021 guide)

Social media is a wonderful resource to stay connected with your friends and family. In fact, people have become increasingly dependent on it for business purposes as well. So, it’s quite natural for everyone to worry about social media security. It’s because, on the one hand, social media has linked… 10
Last Updated: December 31, 2020 by Abeerah Hashim

How to encrypt your internet traffic (the 2021 guide)

As a regular internet user, you might have come across the term ‘encryption’ many times. However, most naïve internet users are still unaware of this critical term. It is essential to know the importance of encryption – especially when using the internet and its services matter. Several… 10
Last Updated: December 31, 2020 by Nwachukwu Glory