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

Smishing is Internet Thieves’ New Mantra. Know How to Avoid It

Scammers on the Internet have come up with a new way to steal your identity, and probably your money also. With increased awareness about the online scamming method, Phishing, cyber thieves are now attacking people through SMS. This new scam is called Smishing. There are no reports of Smishing attacks in the Arab world so far, but it’s best to stay alert and safe.

All about Sarahah, the New Anonymous Messenger App

Last week a lesser known anonymous messaging app, Sarahah, which was developed in the Saudi Arabia topped the list of most downloaded apps in the Apple App Store. While some feel that it is a great tool for people to exchange anonymous feedback for improvement, others fear that bullies might use it to send mean messages to youngsters.

Blue Whale: Know about this Suicide Game Before it’s too Late

Many parents in Dubai came to know about the Blue Whale challenge allegedly pressurizing teens and young teens to commit suicide when schools in the city recently issued an advisory cautioning parents against the challenge. While no case of suicide has been reported in the UAE, it’s important for parents to exercise caution without panicking or spreading rumors.

Can I Trust a Password Manager to Keep my Account Safe?

Password managers promise us they will remember our numerous passwords, help us fill those passwords, and always keep them secure from the risk of being stolen. But should we trust them blindly? What if the password manager itself is hacked and criminals get our passwords for banking, email and social media accounts?

Take the Great Kindness Challenge to Counter Cyber Bullying

Cyber bullying has assumed monstrous proportions, with numerous incidents of kids committing suicide after being harassed by bullies reported across the world. It’s not all bad news, though. Bringing much hope are initiatives like the Great Kindness Challenge, which aims at helping children in developing empathy, combating bullying, and building self-esteem.