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We want to share with you the results of our 2015 Cyberbullying and Online Safety Study. We surveyed more than 200 students aged 10 to 18 on their experiences with cyberbullying, as well as their online safety habits, including parental controls.

As cyberbullying remains a present and growing threat to today’s constantly-connected children and teenagers, Lavasoft conducted this survey to gain insight into the online safety factors that play a potential role in cyberbullying.

SnapMyScreen is a firefox toolbar application that claims to enhance a user’s web browsing experience while giving you the ability to take screenshots. While this program may seem useful at first glance, it collects data a user may consider to be private, such as information about your internet browsing habits. It then sends this information to Mindspark, which in turn suggests services and displays sponsored adverts via the toolbar.

AppGraffiti is a web browser add-on that promises to enhance a user’s social networking experience within social media sites such as Facebook and Twitter by enabling themed backgrounds and other customizations. 

How to Remove Price Peep

by News Editor on October 7th, 2015 in Security Tips.

Price Peep is usually classified as an adware or PUP.  It hijacks the web pages and may be very annoying. You can download it and install from its official site or in a bundle with some freeware or shareware.

There is no question that passwords are part of our daily internet routine, from Facebook, Gmail to our banking site. We know that you don’t openly share your passwords to anyone that you don’t trust, but unfortunately the task of keeping your passwords private is daunting; worst of all it doesn’t take much to be compromised.

keylogging: the act of capturing and recording a computer user’s keystrokes in a covert manner. Keylogging software is sometimes included as part of a computer virus and can be used to steal account passwords and financial information. 

Lavasoft has been a supporter of National Cyber Security Awareness Month for several years by promoting online safety, security, and privacy awareness. Celebrated every October, NCSAM was created to ensure everyone has the resources required to stay safer online. In an effort to promote online safety and security, here are five posts to help you and your family stay safe online: