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Everything you need to know about Fauxpersky

Everything you need to know about Fauxpersky

AutoHotkey is a free, open-source custom scripting language for Microsoft Windows that was developed by Chris Mallett and Steve Gray in 2003. It’s aimed at allowing users to write scripts for custom keyboard shortcuts (hotkeys) that automate various tasks on any Windows application. Due to the ease with which users can manipulate Windows programs with AutoHotkey, […]

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Shop at Saks Fifth Avenue? Your credit card info may have been hacked

Earlier this month, cybersecurity firm Gemini Advisory reported that a group called Fin7 (aka Jokerstash) had hacked a number of high-end retail stores. The group was now planning to sell the information from five million credit and debit cards on the dark web. The stores in question were Saks Fifth Avenue and Lord & Taylor. According […]

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This dangerous new virus will rob your bank account

The way that cybercriminals distribute malware is ever changing, but some things have stayed the same—such as text message scams and phishing emails. The thing is, many people are now getting wise to these attacks, so cybercriminals are having to come up with new, ingenious scams that will fool us into clicking. These newer scams […]

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How to stop your smart home devices from spying on you

The advent of smart home devices has made our life at home far more convenient. From remotely controlling various appliances with our smartphone to increasing energy efficiency to automatic door locks, the advantages of having a smart home are endless. However, this convenience can come at the expense of your privacy. Just like anything connected […]

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AnchorFree survey: People will change the way they use Facebook after scandal

The Cambridge Analytica data scandal—where more than 50 million Facebook users unwittingly had their personal data exposed—has blanketed our news feeds and thrust online privacy concerns into the forefront. In response to the outcry, we queried 892 of our U.S.-based Hotspot Shield users about their current attitudes towards Facebook and data privacy and found that […]

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Why Facebook’s Cambridge Analytica scandal may be a good thing for users

Facebook has been called out for yet another scandal, but this time, it could be a good thing for consumers. If you’ve been off the grid and missed the news, a quiz app called “thisisyourdigitallife” collected more than 50 million Facebook profiles and then turned the data over to an analytics company, Cambridge Analytica. All […]

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5 common internet security mistakes you need to fix now

The shadow of 2017’s big data breaches have scarcely passed, and already another internet security scandal is shaking the world: Cambridge Analytica’s alleged misuse of vast troves of Facebook user data. With governments struggling to manage the damage, many people are wondering: is it still possible to protect data online? Long-term solutions are still far […]

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