Sara Nguyen

About the author

Sara J. Nguyen is a freelance writer specializing in cybersecurity. She aims to help people protect their data while enjoying technology. She has written about online privacy and tech for over 5 years. Her work has been published by Hootsuite, Zapier, and more.

What Is Two-Factor Authentication (2FA)?

A lot of times these days, you’ll be asked to take an extra step to verify that you’re really you when you sign into your online accounts. It might seem like a hassle, but it’s a good thing. It’s called two-factor authentication (2FA) or multifactor authentication. And you can

5 Common Online Scams and How To Avoid Them

It's a tale almost as old as the internet. A faraway prince emails that he needs help transferring funds to a location outside of the country. He's willing to pay you a hefty commission in exchange for your help and money. Veteran internet users know better than to pay

Do I Have To Monitor My Security Software?

Whether you already have a full security setup for your personal devices—everything from a password manager to a virtual private network (VPN)—or you’re shopping for it, you know security software can do wonders for keeping your data secure and protected. October is Cybersecurity Awareness Month, a perfect time to

5 Emails You Should Never Open

Email scams, phishing attacks and spam can happen to anyone. While your email comes with fancy spam filters that are designed to detect and block scams, it's not always foolproof. Scammers have developed sophisticated methods to scam individuals. They can create emails that look similar to trusted organizations and

5 Cyber Security Must-Haves

While you might think your online shopping, hopping on Zoom calls, checking your bank accounts, paying your bills, sending social media posts and uploading family photos isn’t of much interest to anybody, it’s all interesting to a hacker. When you’re sending personal information, you need cyber security tools to