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

Binging on Netflix at Night? Get Ready to be Sleepless

Browsing on the phone or binging on Netflix before going to sleep seems to have become an everyday ritual for most of us! But did you know that those addictive on-screen moments can leave you sleepless or cause even greater damage to health? Here are three ill-effects of screen-gazing in the night, which you might have never thought about.

You Might become the Next Victim of this ‘Amazon’ Scam

A new, realistic-looking phishing campaign is targeting Amazon customers. Criminals are sending mass emails that appear to have come from Amazon and thank recipients for making purchases on Amazon’s “Prime Day” back in July. The emails then invite recipients to go to the Amazon website to “write a review” and receive a special $50 “bonus” credit for doing so.

Want Free WiFi? Here’s how you can Find it in UAE!

As always is the case with free offers, there is a catch to this free internet. You not only have to be an Etisalat subscriber, you have to have a data subscription package that you already use with Etisalat to avail of free internet. If you don’t have a data subscription, you can still use the Wi-Fi but you’ll have to pay Dh5 per day which gives you unlimited access.

Fake Email Hackers: Don’t be Fooled by them

Online criminals are now running a new software to figure out the first 3 characters of email account passwords to blackmail users, and demand Bitcoins as ransom. As part of this alternative mode of extortion, the criminals shoot a message to the victim with the first 3 characters of their passwords as a way of convincing them they’ve already gotten access to their email content. In reality, it’s entirely possible that they don’t have the whole password!

Stay away from the Scam Apps on Google Play Store

Did you know that the Google Play store is filled with scam apps? While this may or may not be surprising to you, it’s actually quite possible that you might have one or several of these apps installed on your device. You will be surprised to know that these scam apps are actually some of the most popular apps on Google Play. Some of these are ‘battery savers’, ‘phone performance boosters’, and even anti-virus apps!