Over 60s become Facebook’s most passionate users Few people would have predicted that Over 60s would become some of social media’s most passionate users. But a study last year by Pew Research Center found that about one-third of all adults over the age of 65 years reported using social media. Additionally, they found that 62% of
Older adults benefit from social media more than the younger generation Many psychological studies have linked negative health impacts from increased social media use. Most of these studies attribute health impacts to the younger generation (Millennials, Gen X and Gen Z), however social media seems to have more of a positive effect for older adults.
Australia’s 3 biggest cyber threats that target over 60s Cyber-attacks can take a variety of forms, from compromising personal information to capturing control of computers and demanding a ransom to release control back to the user. In simple terms, most attacks are an attempt to change a computer user’s behaviour through dodgy, and often undetected,
How to identify potential email scam attacks How the older generation can improve awareness of phishing scams Cybercrime continues to be an ongoing threat in 2019. Emails are still the most common way for cyber criminals to complete spear-phishing attacks. Unfortunately, many of the baby boomer generation are becoming victims of such email scams, with
8 tips for baby boomers to protect themselves against cybercriminals How Over 60s can become more aware of suspicious behaviour online With continued advancement in technology each year, it’s important for individuals to ensure they stay abreast of the widely used techniques of cybercriminals. It’s estimated that 91% of cybercrime is due to human error,
Protect yourself against the latest phone scam from fake ‘Telstra technicians’ With the world becoming more ‘digitised’, we now find ourselves exposed to sharp increases in online fraud, phone scams and data breach hacks. We’re also seeing more creative techniques attempted by scammers to targeting individuals that are are not tech savvy. Gone are the
16 handy iPhone tricks revealed for Baby Boomers Functions on a mobile phone have changed dramatically over the last decade. And with so many new devices being released each year it’s hard to keep up with all of the features, functions and settings available. The younger generation tend to discover these functions a lot quicker,
How much does Facebook know about you? Export your Facebook data In light of the recent Cambridge Analytica Facebook scandal in the mishandling +50 million users’ Facebook data, now is a good time to see just how much information Facebook knows about you. This will not only surprise you, but should definitely concern you, if