It’s Cybersecurity Awareness Month. This is an internationally-recognized campaign first launched by the National Cyber Security Alliance and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security in 2004.
With so much information floating around the internet today, it’s hard to tell what is accurate. This is why you should not believe everything you read on the internet. You should only consider facts and articles that have been backed by solid research or comes from a reputable source.
One trend to keep track of is the rise of deepfakes. This is a technique where computers using artificial intelligence are able to create convincing video and audio to impersonate other people. To see how well deepfake technologies work, try taking this deepfake quiz from CNN to see if you can spot the fake videos from the original.
Other ways you can validate the quality of the article or video you find online is to check the source. For example, is the online article published by a reputable news agency, an educational institution like a major university, or a trusted company or brand? If so, then chances are the article will have better quality information compared to other websites with unknown publishers.