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7 Effective Ways To Give Your Internet Connection A Boost

Are you experiencing a noticeably slower internet connection? There are actually several ways to explain. It could be issues with your device, certain applications or software, a problem with your router, or it could be your Internet Service Provider (ISP) throttling your bandwidth. Whatever the cause, everyone can agree that faster is always better when […]

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5 Little-Known Ways To Beef Up Your Online Security

2017 has been a year of major online security breaches. In the past six months, numerous cyber attacks such as WannaCry and Petya/NotPetya have affected countless users across the globe. Cybercriminals are taking advantage of our lapses in securing our information, so this means you have to be proactive in protecting yourself whenever and wherever […]

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What You Need To Know About ARP Spoofing

It’s everyone’s worst nightmare: sensitive, possibly vital information that only you and the intended recipient should have has somehow leaked to the public. You have no idea how they did it or how they gained access. But the information was thorough and exact – almost like you received the information and gave it away at […]

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Current Challenges Facing Net Neutrality

  In the simplest of terms, net neutrality refers to the principle that Internet Service Providers (ISPs), governments, or any other parties regulating the internet should treat all data the same. These regulatory bodies cannot charge differently based on variables such as the user, the type of content, the type of equipment used, and a […]

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How To Defend Yourself Against Technical Support Scams

These days, having a broken computer or digital device fills anyone with dread – and with good reason. While our devices will inherently not last forever, we expect them to be hardy enough to last a while. This causes us to be careful in using them. This extra layer of caution is what helps us with our online privacy […]

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The Most Common Attack Vectors Used By Cybercrooks Today

As technology develops further and tools for connectivity become more efficient in their use and operation, it also becomes easier for hackers and cyber criminals to disrupt our devices. With so many of us reliant on our phones, laptops, and other devices, we have multiple ways to access important tools and information – and multiple […]

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Malware attacks via subtitles: Here’s what you need to know

In recent years, we have seen the emergence of new attack vectors that made the Internet even more dangerous for users. Cyber crooks continue to think outside the box, allowing them to develop threats nobody thought were possible before. Today, images can carry malicious code, and ransomware can force victims to infect others if they […]

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Are websites that use the HTTPS protocol really safe?

Hypertext Transfer Protocol Secure (HTTPS) enables secure communications over a computer network such as the Internet, but is it really safe? Here’s what you need to know about HTTPS, its vulnerabilities and how using a malware protection VPN can help improve your security. HTTPS and HTTP An HTTPS connection uses encryption to protect the exchange […]

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Don’t be a victim of data-wiping with these tips

If there’s anything more devastating than ransomware, it’s a data wiping attack. Ransomware, at the very least, gives you a way to realistically recover your files; once a data wiping attack hits, all the files in your system are deleted permanently, and recovery efforts are significantly harder, if not impossible. To protect yourself, you may […]

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Here’s how you can stay safe when using the dark web

The dark web provides its users with a level of privacy and anonymity that the surface web can’t provide. However, using it is also dangerous, unless you are well-prepared for the online dangers that lurk in its crevices. Read on to learn what the dark web is, what its advantages and disadvantages are, and the […]

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