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Security and The TikTok Debate

Photo by Solen Feyissa on Unsplash Social Media and American Security TikTok, the popular social media/video sharing app where users can showcase themselves and gain a mass following, has come under fire recently from the current administration for it’s Chinese roots. President Trump has indicated the problem with the app is it’s mass collection and …

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Ask Leo: Can Hackers See My Data?

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By Leo Notenboom

I’ve heard that instant messages through AOL/Yahoo/MSN can be read by hackers that “sniff” the messages leaving my network. Is this true?

Yes.

It’s actually true for all the data that comes and goes on your internet connection: web pages, emails, instant messaging conversations and more.

Most of the time it simply doesn’t matter. Honest.

On the other hand, there are definitely times and situations when you really do need to be careful.