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Don’t let ISPs monetize your web history: Use Hotspot Shield

From Internet service providers (ISPs) being able to sell user web history to third parties, to advertisers possibly bombarding users with ads, the looming elimination of the FCC’s privacy rules can lead to privacy and anonymity anxiety for a lot of users in the US. Fortunately, there are a number of ways Internet users can […]

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Why you should be scared of ISPs selling your web history

You’ve probably heard the news about the US senate voting to kill off the privacy rules set by the FCC last year that prevented Internet service providers (ISPs) from selling your web information to third parties without your consent. You probably think this is not good, but do you really know why? To help you […]

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Tips to protect your browser from data hijacking

Browser hijacking is when a crook modifies your browser settings without your knowledge. If you’re not careful, hijackers can get ahold of your personal information, which they can use for other malicious activities. To help you stay secure, we listed down four simple security tips for you to follow. But first, what exactly is browser […]

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What you need to know about rootkits

You’ve probably heard of the term “rootkit” before. A rootkit refers to software or programs that are bundled together for the purpose of accessing a device’s system (or parts of it) that are otherwise inaccessible for unauthorized users. Rootkits allow users to gain administrative control of a device, allowing them to delete, obtain and modify […]

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Pirate sites blocked where you are? Here’s how to access

Peer-to-peer (P2P) sites are among the most heavily visited websites today. Created primarily as platforms for sharing files, P2P sites have become the go-to websites for downloading digital media. From movies, cartoons and television programs to music, ebooks, video games and even classified files, P2P sites can house any type of digital content imaginable. This […]

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Ransomworm—A threat worse than ransomware

Ransomware strains continue to be a problem, not just for individual users on the Internet, but also for businesses and organizations of various sizes in many industries. With the number of ransomware families increasing at an alarming rate–last year saw a 752-percent spike in the number of ransomware families, according to a report by Trend […]

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Operation BugDrop, and how a malware protection VPN can help

Last month, security software provider CyberX discovered a large-scale malware campaign targeting a wide range of industries. The campaign, named Operation BugDrop, is described by CyberX as a “well-organized operation that employs sophisticated malware” to capture large amounts of sensitive organizational data.   The researchers said that the attacks have affected more than 70 organizations, […]

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More than 70 iOS apps open to data interception

A bulk analysis of apps on the Apple app store has recently led to the discovery of vulnerabilities in more than 70 apps, which make it easier for snoopers to intercept and alter data sent and received by devices the apps are installed on. The discovery was made by the Sudo Security Group’s verify.ly service […]

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