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The Best Horror Podcasts to Listen to Today

Listening to podcasts is simply one of the many ways you can entertain yourself while spending most of your time at home. Now, we all know that quarantining ourselves and limiting contact with other people is important to contain the spread of COVID-19. So, we have to find ways to keep our life at home fun! If you like listening to podcasts and want a little extra spice and scare, here are some great horror podcasts!

The NoSleep Podcast

First off, let’s start with one of the most popular which is the NoSleep Podcast. It’s become one of the most well-known horror podcasts because it’s born from the subreddit of the same name. With above 300 episodes already and about 5 stories per episode, you’ll have the option of binge-listening or just listening to it in the background while doing your work. Additionally, each story is told in the first person. So, as a listener, you can really immerse yourself (if that’s a good thing).

The Dark Verse

The Dark Verse is another great podcast to listen to, mainly because of its vibe and simplicity. For one, they create a great vibe because of the signature vocal filter added to the narrator’s voice. This horror podcast also already has above a hundred episodes. The great thing about The Dark Verse is that it already has something like its own universe of fantastical and metaphysical horrors. Each story also leaves you with something to think about, which is always a bonus!

Knifepoint Horror

Speaking of simplicity, Knifepoint Horror is another podcast that’s popularly known for exactly that! In fact, it really does fit the definition of simplicity. There are no sudden bursts of background music to fill in the silences and it also only relies on only one speaker. It’s very stripped down and that really adds to the creepy atmosphere of each story. There are about 50 episodes already so you can binge if you want.

Video Palace

All the podcasts we’ve mentioned so far have a lot of episodes. But if you’re hoping for something short yet still intense, Video Palace might just be the one for you. It starts when the main character finds a strange white VHS tape. Then, he and his girlfriend fall into a life of occult mystery! We’ll stop the tease there. This podcast runs for 10 episodes and the quality of each is enhanced because of the intervention of real-life horror writers and filmmakers!

Limetown

Limetown is known for having one of the best production values among horror podcasts. It features the story of a fictional radio host trying to figure out the mystery of several people vanishing from their town. The storytelling is superb and the whole ambiance they’ve created really makes the podcast worth listening to.


Online Forum Etiquette

 

One venue for discussion of various topics today is an online forum. A forum is a site where you can have conversations with other people. The conversations are posted as messages, that is why online forums are sometimes called message boards.

There are tons of online forums all over the Internet for various topics. One of the most visited sites in Singapore is SGTalk.org which focuses on finance and business. Like most forums, you can find other discussions as well like lifestyle and hobbies.

When you’re a newbie, take note of the written and unwritten rules. The written rules can be seen in terms and services, guidelines or are posted rules found at the top of the threads (topics). Unwritten rules make up the forum etiquette that must be observed if you don’t want to stand out. Even when you’re anonymous or you assume a different identity online, practicing some good posting habits will keep you away from trouble. Here are some of them.

  1. Look at the stickies and threads. Stickies usually post rules. It will also help you avoid posting popular topics like those found in frequently asked questions (FAQS). Some common discussions are also stickied so you don’t have to look for them.

 

  1. Avoid spamming and always stay on topic. Read the previous replies if you need to make sure that your intended post isn’t covered. Post in appropriate threads. Do not post unrelated questions or answers because that will create confusion or start fights.

  1. Avoid controversial topics. Unless the forum is intended for such purposes, there is no need to aggravate people by starting offensive discussions. This includes posting pictures or links about violence, racism, religion, politics and crimes. Do not post this in a general topics forum site. There are usually sub-forums for these.

 

  1. Keep private conversations private. There is an option for sending private messages if you need to talk about other things with your online friends. Other people do not need to know what you are talking about unless it’s related to a discussion everyone can share with.

 

  1. Help by reporting the troublemakers. Most forums have moderators. Help them with their jobs by reporting spammers and offensive posts. This will help keep the forums clean and attractive for the old forum regulars and the newbies.

 

  1. Don’t use large pictures and unreadable fonts. There are rules for creating a signature at the end of your every post. There are also rules for pictures you’re allowed to post. If you want to be understood by everyone, keep your post style simple and readable. If possible, use proper grammar and spelling. Shortening words are fine but remember that in online forums, there might be users who do not speak your language well.

 

  1. Be nice to the new and old users. The newbies will help keep the forum community alive. Do not frighten or ignore them. Answer questions civilly if they need help. Treat them as you would treat an online friend you have known for a long time.


4 Ways to Detect Hackers

 

Computer systems can be exploited in many ways. A hacker can exploit a system by using a single technique, numerous techniques at the same time, a misconfiguration in one component of the system, or even a backdoor from an earlier attack. Due to this, it’s difficult to detect a hacker, especially for an inexperienced user.

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To protect your computer and all personal information stored in it, here are a few guidelines to identify a hacker and prevent it from penetrating your computer.

  1. Fake Apps/Websites

You could be hacked by simply clicking and entering a fake website or installing a fake smartphone app. Mostly, it is the bank websites that get duplicated. Oftentimes, these websites ask for your username and password and use them to access your account.

To detect fake websites and protect your account, check the address bar of the browser if it has ‘https’ before the website address to confirm that the site uses a secure certificate.

  1. Spoof Emails

Most of us use email for work or personal use, making this communication method one of the easiest ways to hack. Some of the most common style of fraud emails is about winning lotteries or regarding inheritance from a relative.

The safest way to escape from this scam is to neither send details to unknown source nor download any attachment from the fraud email.

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  1. Credit Card Info On Phone

Remember that no one from your credit card bank will call and ask you for your credit card info over the phone. Any call claiming from your bank and asking for confidential details is a warning sign.

Always keep in mind to never share any information about your netbanking and credit cards with anyone through a phone call.

  1. Too-Good-To-Be-True Ads

If there’s a product available at an unbelievably low price, it must be some sort of scam. Sure, you can get great discounts online, but when it says 80 to 90 percent off you should start suspecting.

If you really think that the offer is legit and must grab this great sale, make sure to get a copy of the Ids of the seller and make sure these IDs aren’t fake.

Hackers are everywhere, and most of them attack very discreetly. If you do not take the necessary precautions and just be careless of providing anything that’s asked to you, you could be putting yourself at risk for greater damage in assets and identity.

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