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Online Sense is ICDL Arabia's philanthropic arm aimed at raising public awareness on Cyber Safety.

Is your Mobile now a ‘Bad Robot’? Mobiles and Botnets

Did you know that a large number of people in the UAE don’t even know that hackers are using their phones and computers to attack other people’s mobiles across the world?! These people are part of a botnet network and they aren’t even aware of it yet. Sounds confusing? Before we tell you more about the botnet issue in the UAE, let’s first explain what a botnet is, in simple words.

Radiation Protection – 5 Ways to Keep your Child Safe

As parents, we have concerns about what our children see online and how they use social media. But what about the smart devices themselves, and radiation protection from them? Not many people think about this often, but smart devices actually expose people to radiation. Furthermore, according to researchers, mobile phone radiation can severely impact a child’s brain development. Don’t worry, though: there are some things you can do to prevent your child from getting exposed to too much radiation from their smartphone or tablet.

The Dark Web Goes Mobile—and More Untrackable

An IntSights Cyber Intelligence threat report, Messaging Applications: The New Dark Web, suggests that apps like Discord, ICQ, Skype, Telegram and Whatsapp offer a convenient mobile platform for criminals, given the availability of group chat. IntSights analyzed thousands of black markets, text storage/paste sites, hacking forums, IRC channels, apps and social media pages, and discovered a steady increase in criminals inviting users to join their messaging groups.

This Messenger App has what WhatsApp doesn’t

Ever since common people became really aware of international spying agencies reading their private messages, a new type of apps emerged. These apps are focused on security and encryption. Encryption basically means that apps send people’s messages as a code that only the sender and receiver can read. One of these Messenger App is Telegram, which can be used on all your devices simultaneously (no matter how far your mobile is from your computer).

Become Invisible Online: This is the Best Browser for Internet Privacy

Did you know that spying agencies of many countries these days have tools to access all your information online, including your private messages, your images, and your web camera? Still thinking why would you want to look out for the best browser for internet privacy, if you can simply use Google Chrome, or Firefox?